The Commons | College and Career Center2020-12-10T08:56:41+00:00

WELCOME TO THE COMMONS | COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER

We are pleased to announce the opening of The Commons | College and Career Center.

The Commons is an all-in-one resource center dedicated to creating greater access to college and careers by providing a variety of tools and personal assistance to help students achieve their college and career goals.

The Commons will be available to students for a variety of uses, including personal study time, scholarship searches, writing college essays, meeting with College and/or military representatives. Students will learn about two and four year colleges and universities, testing and test preparation, financial aid and scholarships, career possibilities and college major descriptions. Reference materials and computers for online search opportunities are available for student use in The Commons.

Jeff Olson
Jeff OlsonCollege and Career Counselor
In 2005, after twenty-four years at Southern Oregon University, Jeff Olson left his position as Head Football Coach and Assistant Professor to spend more time with his family. Making his way to public secondary education, Mr. Olson spent eleven years as a teacher, academic advisor and the Coordinator of the College and Career center. Mr. Olson is proficient in guiding students in their exploration of life after high school — whether that involves attending college, military service, or job search. Mr. Olson has experience in helping families with scholarship searches, Financial Aid and the FAFSA, the NCAA Clearing House, the ASVAB exam and other areas that relate to both college attendance and career goals.

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October 30, 2021
  • "No Essay" College Scholarship Due Date

    October 30, 2021

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    October 30, 2021

    $500
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  • Courage to Grow Scholarship Deadline

    October 30, 2021

    $500
    Eligibility: Current junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. US citizens only please. http://couragetogrowscholarship.com

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Dear Grace Christian Family and Kathy Rouse (Heritage tour coordinator), It was wonderful to see all of you and share my experience at the Naval Academy with such a bright group of (8th grade) students... Thank you for the guiding light you all have been and the moral foundation you instilled in me at a young age...You all are amazing and without wonderful role models and teachers like you the world would be a much darker place. Keep shining for the Lord!
-AMY K., Former Student
Dear Grace Christian Family and Kathy Rouse (Heritage tour coordinator), It was wonderful to see all of you and share my experience at the Naval Academy with such a bright group of (8th grade) students... Thank you for the guiding light you all have been and the moral foundation you instilled in me at a young age...You all are amazing and without wonderful role models and teachers like you the world would be a much darker place. Keep shining for the Lord!
-AMY K., Former Student2
As we passed an ambulance on our way to school this morning I found out that when the kids hear one going by the school they stop class to say a prayer for the person in need. Just one more thing that I LOVE about our school.
-Christie S. via Facebook
Thank you for the work you do at Grace Christian...also for the good years of school your provided for our granddaughter...
-GCS grandparent
(Our daughter) enjoyed her visit very much...the atmosphere is much more laid back and friendly than (her other) high school. The Honors English teacher made a lovely impression on her and so did the cafe lunch...One of the other things that made a big impression on her was the fact that students were openly talking about church and which ones they attend.
-prospective mom after her daughter shadowed for a day
The Lord has a path for everybody...what better place to start (your) walk then at GraceJust amazing!!!
-Kasy P. via Facebook
Cascade has built who I am today. My life can be divided into pre-Cascade and post-Cascade periods. Cascade is where you can find your true spiritual identity with the Lord.
-Sangyoon L. via Facebook
I want to say thank you for the well ran wrestling tournament today! Our group of kids had fun. We look forward to coming back next year!
-Kyla S. via Facebook
I am deeply thankful to have grown up at Grace Christian School. Looking back, I realize more and more how blessed I am to have attended. Now 28 years old, I am teaching English in (the Middle East). So many projects and activities, the impressions my fruitful and faithful teachers had on me, continue to inspire me today. Thank you Grace! Praise the Lord :)!
-Steven V. via Facebook
I am deeply thankful to have grown up at Grace Christian School. Looking back, I realize more and more how blessed I am to have attended. Now 28 years old, I am teaching English in (the Middle East). So many projects and activities, the impressions my fruitful and faithful teachers had on me, continue to inspire me today. Thank you Grace! Praise the Lord :)!
-DeAnna S. via Facebook
Best Christian school in Jackson and Josephine counties! Son has been going to Grace from Pre K through 5th grade. Amazing teachers and great administrators!
-Brent D. via Facebook
Love the way they include the grandparents, I so enjoyed Grandparents Day 3/9/2016, Thank you.
-eanie B. via Facebook
The new (middle school) facility is amazing! Cant wait for students to experience their new classrooms.
-Debbi A. via Facebook
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