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At Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), the High School Program's comprehensive approach to student selection is
the product of national best practices, bounded by state regulation, and supported
by intensive training and a dedicated, professional, highly qualified team. One point
to emphasize is that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance.
Lake Washington Technical Academy offers eligible high school junior and senior students, ages 16 to 20, the opportunity to concurrently train for a career and earn a high school diploma. Lake Washington Technical Academy is accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and is a full-time special purpose high school program located on the campus of Lake Washington Institute of Technology in Kirkland, Washington. The program enrolls 350-400 students annually in either direct entry or Open Doors.
The Open Doors program is for 16-20 year olds who have either dropped out of high school or on the verge of dropping out and are interested in returning to school and completing their high school diploma. Students simultaneously accumulate high school and college credits, earning their high school diploma while progressing toward a certificate or associate degree.
The Running Start program is one of many dual enrollment options available at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Students classified as high school juniors and seniors may apply. Eligible students may attend college full-time and/or take classes at the high school and the college. Students earn high school and college credit simultaneously for college level courses.
Tech Prep enables students to earn college credit in high school courses that are formally aligned/articulated with college courses. Teachers from high schools and colleges work together to ensure the high school classes match the course competencies of the college-level course. Most of the ‘Tech Prep' high school classes are articulated as part of a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program and they connect with a professional/technical certificate or degree at the college. By participating in the program, students can begin to focus on building real-world skills and career knowledge that connects to high-demand, high-level professions, from marketing to health care to information technology.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology provides a number of educational pathways
to help adults reach their goals. LWTech offers a wide variety of degree and certificates
to prepare students for today's careers and tomorrow's opportunities, and also has
many options for earning a high school diploma or equivalent.
WANIC is the Northeast King County Skill Center and provides advanced-level Career and Technical Education programs based on rigorous academic and industry standards, preparing high school students for post-secondary education and successful entry into high-skill, high-demand careers and employment. Serving students in Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview & Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.
When you find teachers who notice your passion and help you open doors, it’s amazing. It empowers me to continue to advance my education. There were so many people gunning for me and looking for ways to further my advancement. From the very first class I took Fall quarter of 2014 (biology 211), all the professors I have encountered have helped me expand my view of what I am capable of in the STEM fields.
- Sierra Bonilla
Running Start Graduate