Mike McCollor, Principal

1495 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117

651-293-8830 | Get Directions

Principal/School Name

360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Get Ready!

  • The Get Ready Experience
    The Get Ready Program is free and is currently offered to all students in grades 10-12 at Washington Technology Magnet.  It is designed to help students reach their highest potential by preparing them for life after high school.  Students who take advantage of the opportunities the Get Ready Program provides will experience monthly classroom presentations, individual academic advising sessions, and activities, field trips and tutoring to support and inspire them in a variety of ways.

    Primary Subject Areas
    The primary areas covered with students are:

    • Goal setting
    • Career awareness
    • College awareness
    • College financial aid awareness
    • Money Management

    Program/Activity Access
    At Washington, Get Ready students will have access to:

    • Career speakers
    • Family events
    • Field trips to colleges
    • Summer academic enrichment program opportunities (day and overnight camps)
    • Tutoring programs
    • Monthly classroom workshops
    • Individual advising sessions
    • Hands on college and career exploration opportunities

    Free!Every service that Get Ready provides is free to Washington students and families who register to participate in the program at the beginning of the school year.  If you have questions regarding the Get Ready Program or anything we provide, please contact your high school Get Ready Counselor.

    The Get Ready program helps prepare students and families with college planning information, academic tutoring and information on career and higher education options. The program is operated under the direction of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and is funded in part by the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) grant.

    GEAR UP is a federal grant program of the U.S. Department of Education created to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

    The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is a cabinet-level state agency providing students with financial aid programs and information to help them gain access to postsecondary education.

    Meet Your Get Ready Counselors 

    Mary Zehrer- 10th Grade Counselor

    Jill Vestrum- 11th Grade Counselor

    Tenzin Nordin- 11th Grade EL

    Rebecca Schmitz- 12th Grade Counselor

    Esther Garubanda- 12th Grade EL