JC Jumpstart Grad Program



This program is specifically designed for Pathways’ graduating seniors that have an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) that includes community college. 

When do students join?

Seniors will be invited to join the program in early fall after completing a survey sent by the Guidance Department. Grads may join anytime throughout the school year (September - May).

The purpose of the PCS JC Jumpstart GRAD program is to prepare seniors for the Community College transition prior to graduation.


Program Benefits:

Students that participate in the program will receive an introduction to and assistance with completing the steps required for the college matriculation process, including reminders of important dates and deadlines. Research shows that students who complete early college preparation are more successful in achieving their academic goals. In addition, completing the program steps will provide students with priority registration for their first official semester at the JC.


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Steps include, but are not limited too:

  • Completing a financial aid application (FAFSA or CADAA)
  • Completing a college application
  • Completing a JC Orientation
  • Meeting with a JC Counselor
As this program is an introduction to college, the Guidance Department places an emphasis on student initiative and responsibility. Therefore, students are typically asked to make first attempts at completing each step first on their own. Guidance Department Staff are here along the way for assistance and support.


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As students progress through the application steps, we encourage them to take time to visit their chosen community college's Welcome Center or Student Services page. Each college has a variety of dedicated resources (including fact sheets, youtube video channels, chat services, etc.) specifically designed for new students to ease the transition.