As Mobile County is Redefining Ready, all high schools are striving to graduate students who are college, career and life ready.
Williamson High School is making great gains in this area, and was recently announced as having the highest FAFSA improvement rate among all medium-sized Alabama high schools.
With the Class of 2018, Williamson High School increased its number of students completing the FAFSA, which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, by 156 percent. The school was recently recognized at a state conference and is receiving a $500 grant from Cash for College.
Completing a FAFSA application is the most important step to receiving financial aid, as it is required to access grants, loans and may scholarships to help pay for college. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 9 out of 10 students who complete a FAFSA continue their education after high school.
Also, Williamson High School’s Class of 2018, with just 126 seniors, received $4.5 million in college scholarships.