Wallin Education Partners is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Hopkins High School to implement a college completion program for graduating seniors.
The program is possible because of generous support of our donor partners who are interested in increasing graduation rates for lower income students in our community.
Working closely with high school leadership including Principal Doug Bullinger and high school staff, the program will launch in February 2018, with students selected in March and entering college in fall of 2018.
Students must attend a four-year college in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin or one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities throughout the country. The program includes financial aid paid to the college chosen by the students as well as comprehensive advising and support services throughout college. This approach has proven to be highly effective with over 90% of students completing their undergraduate degree in six years.
“We are excited to be working with a new high school and community partners to collaborate in efforts to make college success possible for the many wonderful students at Hopkins High School”, stated Susan Basil King, Executive Director of Wallin Education Partners.
Hopkins High School principal Doug Bullinger is excited about this new relationship. He stated: “Partnership with Wallin Education Partners is a natural fit, as our missions are well aligned. As our students graduate with the skills necessary for success in college, Wallin EP picks up the baton, and works to ensure college completion. Wallin Education Partners’ success rate is impressive, and this partnership will open a lot of doors for very deserving students.”