Vancouver iTech Preparatory

Full-day magnet

  • iTech students design and fabricate a board made out of wood.

Imagine. Innovate. Be inspired.

At the crux of science, technology, engineering and math, aka STEM, are people like you. People who are interested in using their creativity to generate ideas and solve real-world problems. Solving problems is exactly what you’ll learn to do at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, a unique experience for students in sixth through 12th grades.

The school combines STEM with the liberal arts by integrating art and design principles into research and problem-based learning. One day, you might find yourself studying restoration efforts on Mount St. Helens; the next, designing and pitching a product to a panel of professionals. To expand learning opportunities, you’ll receive your own digital device to use at school and home. Partnerships with local businesses and opportunities to earn college credit can help prepare you for your next steps after high school.

iTech Preparatory is located on the Washington State University Vancouver campus. Transportation is provided.

Application process

Apply online during the application period, which typically begins in January. Applications are reviewed and a lottery is held to select qualified students. The lottery helps to ensure that the student enrollment is reflective of the overall district demographics and that students throughout VPS have access to this unique STEM magnet.

One requirement that is different from other magnet programs is that student and parent/guardian attendance an Open House event is required to complete the application process and be considered for the lottery or admission.

To learn more, or if the deadline to apply has passed, please contact iTech Preparatory’s magnet coordinator.

Natalie Powell360-313-5220
Vancouver iTech Preparatory magnet coordinator

Sample four-year plan

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
English English English English
Math Math Math Math
Biology Physics Chemistry Lab Science
Spanish Spanish Spanish* Spanish*
AP Human Geography Global Forum/Social Studies Elective AP U.S. History AP Government
Visual Art/Design II Pre-Engineering Design Elective/STEM Elective** Elective/STEM Elective**
PE/Health Biomechanics of Movement Elective/STEM Elective** Elective/STEM Elective**
Elective/STEM Elective** Elective/STEM Elective** Elective/STEM Elective** Elective/STEM Elective**

* Students may bring up one year of Spanish from iTech middle school.  A total of four credits of Spanish are required for graduation from iTech.

** Students are required to take eight electives, four of which must be STEM-related.

*** Early College classes must meet iTech program requirements and may begin as early as the ninth grade.

Programs of study

For more information on related high school classes, post-secondary options and potential careers, please review the Career and Technical Education webpage.


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