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Academic Advising for Student Athletes

The goal of the Academic Advising program for student athletes is to help our student athletes become as successful in the classroom as they are on the field of play! All Highline athletes meet with an academic advisor prior to enrolling for classes who is very familiar with graduation, eligibility and transfer requirements.  As part of our student-first approach to athletics, we carefully monitor our athletes by conducting attendance checks and grade checks throughout the quarter. Each of our freshman athletes are also required to attend study hall 4 times per week/ 50 minutes per day. By holding our athletes accountable academically, we have increased our retention rates and helped our student athletes raise their GPA. These high standards have resulted in many academic awards and education scholarships earned.

Each year multiple T-Birds are recognized by the NWAACC for their efforts in the classroom and earn All Academic Team honors. To win this award, student athletes must be sophomores of good academic standing with a GPA above a 3.25. Several athletes have also won the Highline Academic Achievement scholarship which is awarded to students with a 3.5 or higher GPA. This scholarship awards a one quarter tuition waiver. In addition to academic recognition our athletes continue to graduate at exceptional rates.

Highline College is committed to the success of our Thunderbird athletes.  The goal of Highline athletics is to retain 100% of our student athletes, help them graduate in a timely fashion and help them earn opportunities to pursue their degree at a 4-year institution.  Every year we improve our retention statistics, and we are constantly seeking new and innovative strategies to help our athletes become top students. As always, classroom performance and academic participation will be carefully monitored.  We want our Thunderbirds to win on the court and be recognized for their academic achievement in the classroom.

 Athletics Department Academic Advisor
Laura Rosa (lrosa@highline.edu) is the Athletics Dept. academic advisor.  Please e-mail Damien to schedule an appointment.

 
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Updated on August 23, 2013

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