“The students at iTech Prep exhibit great confidence and are so articulate that I have to keep reminding myself they are high school students.” —Mel Netzhammer, WSU Vancouver chancellor

The partnership

Vancouver Public Schools partners with WSU Vancouver and Clark College to provide a science, technology, engineering and math pathway from K-12 to higher education. This partnership provides students in Southwest Washington with the necessary preparation to pursue exciting college and career opportunities in the growing STEM industry. An early college program gives students the ability to earn up to one year of college-level credits.

The successes

  • 2016 marked the first graduating class for iTech with 43 graduates.
  • iTech has a 100% on-time graduation rate, with 93 percent planning to attend a two- or four-year college.

The accolades