News to know: Still time to apply for specialty programs, important dates to know, absences due to religious holidays and more.
Several VPS programs are again accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Deadlines vary, so apply now!
Apply for Vancouver Public Schools’ secondary magnet programs and programs of choice beginning Jan. 5
VPS students can participate in magnet programs and programs of choice that allow them to pursue their unique interests. From the arts and STEM to welding, medicine, cooking and blended learning, there's something for everyone. Find out how to apply.
Advanced Manufacturing has added new CNC machining equipment including a plasma-cutting table, CAD lab, 3D printers, virtual welders and new energy-efficient welding units.
Jeffrey Sherman never cared for coffee when he was in high school. But preparing for the SkillsUSA competition required early morning practice sessions.
Bridgette is one of just five winners from across the nation whose video game concepts Google Play selected for development and production.
Anya Pavlovic Kain stayed busy with International Baccalaureate and Running Start classes and was president of Natural Helpers and a member of the Clark County Youth Commission.
Annika Epperly and Ojasvi Kamboj were named the winners of the 2018 Congressional App Challenge for the 3rd Congressional District in November.
The total number of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide.
Jose Rangel—Joe as he’s known at school—loves working in the welding shop.
Wearing backpacks and safety glasses, 25 young people intently observed trade professionals demonstrate carpentry, plumbing and electrical wiring.
The school's nursery landscape team won the state Future Farmers of America Career Development Event in March.
The new Building Trades program at Hudson's Bay High School gives kids a hands-on opportunity to learn about careers in construction and related fields. Participants can work toward eligibility for apprenticeships by [...]
Improvements to the school's grounds led to statewide recognition.
An award-winning, student-created mobile app is designed to aid efforts to prepare for disasters and crises.
High school senior and Careers in Education student Scully Falcon-Rosas, center, reads to students in Carol Patrick's class at Ogden Elementary. “She’s really nice and she knows how to work with kids," said [...]
They plan to construct a full-scale prototype from a lightweight perlite-concrete material and recycled plastic bottles.
The new school building will be located on approximately 5 acres of leased land northeast of the main WSU Vancouver campus.
Pictured: front, Rebecca Batman; center, Karinna Aguas; back, Sharon Njoroge At 6:30 a.m., one hour before the school day would officially start, a small group of students gathered at Fort [...]
Vancouver School District’s magnet programs tempt middle, high school students with specialized studies, hands-on training
The Welding/Fabrication Technology program at Fort Vancouver High School is one of the options that students have to learn through doing and explore their unique interests.
Vancouver iTech Preparatory is one of seven schools to receive the state’s Innovative Schools designation for 2016.
Congratulations to Ann Medellin, who recently was named the 2016 Outstanding Music Educator by the Washington state chapter of the American String Teachers Association!
On Friday, March 25, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his last patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Columbia River High School and Discovery Middle School.
Art meets craft in a poem written by a freshman at Fort Vancouver High School and first-year welding student.
What do robots, Thanksgiving, bottle rockets and philosophy have in common? They’re all subjects that Vancouver iTech Preparatory students showcased at their Demonstration of Learning on Jan. 21.
Current and former students share their reasons for enrolling in Columbia River High School's International Baccalaureate program.
Meet Instructional Technology Facilitator and former classroom teacher Jim Jeffers.
At 6 feet 4 inches, Steven Goforth is hard to miss in a crowd. Or on a stage.
Vancouver Public Schools is one of 30 districts nationwide and one of just three Washington districts to receive District Administration magazine’s District of Distinction award.
Captain Ahab had the Pequod. Santiago had his skiff. The Goonies had the Inferno. A group of 16 students from Vancouver Flex Academy and iTech Preparatory had their wooden drift boat.
Vancouver iTech Preparatory has received the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Student Engagement Award for 2015.
First photo above, from left: Brittney Hauff, Cedric Hitzeman and Kasandra Wielenbeck show their mushrooms. Second photo: Wielenbeck, Hitzeman, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, teacher Steve Lorenz and Hauff receive their award in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy [...]
Ethan danced as an overcast morning gave way to just enough light to allow the solar-powered boat he’d built with his classmate Brandy to pull ahead in the race.
When Dan Larson was a student at Hudson’s Bay High School, he had little formalized guidance through the labyrinth of applying to colleges, securing financial aid and getting set up for freshman year.
Even if he’d stayed in Seattle, cooking at up-and-coming restaurants, Skylar Stover would have been notable among graduates of Fort Vancouver High School’s Culinary Arts program of choice.
Science, technology, engineering and math are prominent at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, but the students there also have opportunities to pursue non-STEM interests. This Thursday, their work in the arts will be on display in a [...]