What is Rainier Scholars like?
It is hard work. Doors swinging open. Horizons
Rainier Scholars asks students to work harder than perhaps they have ever worked before. And it asks for the same commitment from each scholar's family. At the same time, scholars get assistance and encouragement that enables them to excel. Expectations are considerable. Academic and emotional support is abundant. We show scholars and their families the path, but they do all the walking.
Because Rainier Scholars is such a comprehensive, transformative experience, it is difficult to sum up in a few words. Here's what the parents of some of our scholars have told us:
"(Rainier Scholars)... instills critical thinking, they instill a love of learning and a commitment to learn - all the key ingredients. Their commitment to me is to do that and by extension my whole family benefits."
- Rita Walters, grandmother of Viniq, Lakeside School
"Rainier Scholars unlocked Kalia's potential and has given her the confidence and strength to persevere when homework is daunting and tests are on the horizon. Rainier Scholars has given Kalia the confidence and knowledge she needs to be successful through high school and college. Thank you Rainier Scholars for all you do!"
-Tanya Grant, parent of Kalia Hendricks, Lakeside High School
"When Syade was accepted into Rainier Scholars, MY life changed. Suddenly I was a part of a community who had my back. I was surrounded by teachers and staff who believed in my child's learning potential and supported my dream for him to attend college. Through Rainier Scholars my son has gained access to opportunities beyond my wildest dreams."
-Nicolle Strong, parent of Syade Shields, Morehouse College
"Rainier Scholars sees potential in our son and they make sure he stays the course. If we need anything, they are always there for us."
- Kimberly Cox, parent of Jayson, University Prep