MIHS To Participate in the Washington Guaranteed Admissions Program
Mercer Island, WA, October 2, 2023 - The Mercer Island School District announced today that Mercer Island High School (MIHS) will participate in the Washington Guaranteed Admissions Program (WAGAP) starting this school year.
The participation of MIHS in WAGAP creates a partnership with six Washington State public colleges and universities that will automatically admit Mercer Island students who graduate with a 3.0 grade-point average or higher and complete ALL of Washington’s College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADRs).
The six colleges and universities are:
• Central Washington University
• Eastern Washington University
• The Evergreen State College
• University of Washington Tacoma
• Washington State University
• Western Washington University
WAGAP is focused on students in the 11th and 12th grades. Through data sharing partnerships with Washington school districts and schools, the participating institutions engage with high school juniors to ready them for college and familiarize them with college admissions and high school seniors to apply through guaranteed admissions or, if not eligible, through the general admissions process.
Our MIHS counseling team will be learning more this fall about the process and then begin working with interested students.
For the 2023-24 academic year, districts and schools had to complete a signed WAGAP joint data sharing agreement and letter of support by September 30, 2023.
The MIHS Computer Repair Club is running a used technology donation drive on Saturday, December 9th from 1pm-4 pm at Mercer Island High School.
In October and November students at Crest Learning Center have been doing a multi-modal examination of Asian American experiences and history in the United States.
The student broadcasters at Mercer Island High School’s radio station, KMIH 88.9 The Bridge, have come away with three top honors at the annual John Drury Broadcasting Awards in Chicago.
On Monday, the Marching Band will appear on the Today Show on NBC. The band’s appearance on the Today Show will highlight their participation and performance in the parade. The Today Show can be seen on KING 5 starting at 7am. While exact times the band will be on are subject to change, it is anticipated the band segments on the Today Show will be at 8:30am and 8:52am.
FOX 13 Seattle shows Good Day Seattle and Studio 13 Live highlighted Mercer Island High School students, classes, and programs this morning with live segments on their shows.