On Sept. 7 under blue skies, a crowd gathered in an empty field on the campus of Washington State University Vancouver. The location is the future site of the permanent home of Vancouver [...]
Current fifth-graders can apply to attend an arts school or a school focused on science, technology, engineering and math. Enrollment begins with the 2018-19 school year. Find out how to apply!
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 for the 2017-18 school year.
Horticulture students at the Center for International Studies and teacher Toree Hiebert are working to create a garden that will reflect the student body's many cultures.
Sasha Thomas, a senior at Vancouver iTech Preparatory, and Carson Mowrer, a senior at Skyview High School, want to bring the pastime to people with visual impairments.
How does hate manifest and spread? What are the implications of vitriol? In answering these questions, students work toward becoming leaders in a more compassionate future.
The honorees were selected based on their performance and promise in the fields of science, math and technology.
Students from Vancouver Public Schools were awarded first place in three of the four overall categories.
Atomic Raven Force bested 50 competitors and took home the Excellence Award.
Two McLoughlin Middle School seventh-graders nabbed the silver medal in the BitOlympics, an international electronic building block competition.
Gaiser Middle School was one of 47 schools and 15 districts honored by the U.S. Department of Education at a ceremony on July 20.
Vancouver Public Schools is offering a free program designed to introduce students to the craft of boat building!
Teams from Skyview High School and Vancouver iTech Preparatory received a slew of awards at the 2016 Imagine Tomorrow competition.
Two eighth-grade environmental science classes at Thomas Jefferson Middle School have made water quality monitoring and education a priority.
Two student teams from Skyview High School participated in the Youth Apps Challenge on June 4.
Skyview High School's FIRST Robotics Team, the StormBots, received several awards and one win in its eighth season.
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.
Vancouver Public Schools is one of eight Future Ready districts featured in a set of professional learning resources recently released by the U.S. Department of Education.
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.
Original source: eSchool News, September 2015 Vancouver iTech Preparatory was mentioned in this article examining forward-thinking practices by the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools' member districts, which include VPS. Read the full story in eSchool News.
In their third year of dominating the competition at local and state Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement events, the MESA team from Jason Lee Middle School ended another successful season with a win at the national competition in Ogden, [...]
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 [...]
With apologies to Kermit the Frog: It’s not easy being green.
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.
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 [...]
It doesn’t exist, at least not yet, but it reads like the dream rental listing for anyone seeking affordable housing.
Pictured above, from left: Gabrielle Karber, Sophia Zabell, Zamantha Guevara and Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso If Zamantha Guevara, Ricardo Acevedo-Alonso, Gabrielle Karber and Sophia Zabell had it their way, Vancouver iTech Preparatory would have a two-level, octogonal [...]
A current of excitement hummed in the Skyview High School biology lab on April 16. Visitors from NW Noggin unloaded real sheep’s brains, about the size of an apple and the color of clay, into [...]
Pictured above, from left: Kassie Wielenback, Cedric Hitzeman, Brittney Hauff and teacher Steve Lorenz. After rising above their Washington state competitors and 14 other schools from across the country, Hudson’s Bay High School recently clinched one [...]
A unique solution to the problem of cardboard waste has catapulted Hudson's Bay High School first to the Washington state award and now into the national phase of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Hudson's [...]
The science, technology, engineering and math—or STEM—school is one of six statewide designated as STEM Lighthouse Schools by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. Along with the honor, each school also receives a [...]
Despite being born two decades after the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, Vancouver iTech Preparatory freshmen are at the forefront of researching the blast that ripped across 230 square miles of forest and claimed 57 [...]
Congratulations to Steve Lorenz and Hudson’s Bay High School! The horticulture teacher from the school’s Architecture, Construction and Environmental Sciences program is one of five finalists selected from among 3,100 applicants to represent the state [...]
Columbia River, Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay and Skyview high schools, in addition to Vancouver iTech Preparatory, each received a $7,000 donation from the truck manufacturer to further science, technology, engineering and math education and career [...]
Inside Hudson’s Bay High School’s mycology lab, students in the Architecture, Construction and Environmental Services magnet program are experimenting with different mushroom species to explore possibilities in the fields of alternative energy and sustainability. Under [...]
The uptick in natural disasters over the last 30 years has challenged future scientists and engineers to develop ways to prepare for and manage the fallout from future incidents. But first they have to master [...]