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Renton Technical College

Intake Navigator
Debbie Tully
206-880-1704

There are several ways you can complete high school at RTC:

  • High School Diploma for over 18 – a WA State high school diploma for people over 18.  It takes into account your life and work experience as well as prior credits you may have. 
  • GED Preparation – The GED is equivalent to a high school diploma.  Classes prepare you for the online tests.  It can also be a gateway to your high school diploma. 
  • Youth High School Completion (16-20) – a WA State high school diploma for students under 21.  Students attend classes at the college or online for credit.   
Age depends on program
Insight School of WA - Online School

Enrollment & Program Inquiries
866-800-0017

FREE! Offers a tuition-free, individualized, public high school experience in an online environment. Loaner laptops are available for eligible students. Insight School of Washington is authorized by the Quillayute Valley School District and a K12 partner program.
  • Ages 14-20 (can turn 21)
  • WA state resident
  • Completed 8th grade
  • Submit an application
  • Pre-approval phone call with Enrollment Consultant

Mickie Foster
Registrar
425-533-2700 x6001

Job Corps

Information
1-800-733-5627

FREE! Education and vocational training program that helps young people learn a career and earn a high school diploma. While enrolled, students receive housing, basic medical needs, living allowance and education. Info sessions every Tuesday at 2 pm.
  • Ages 16-24
  • Meet low-income criteria
  • US citizen or legal resident
  • No illegal drug use
  • Enrollment interview
Parmis Brazil
Admissions Counselor
425-374-2014
Lake Washington Technical Academy (Lake Washington Institute of Technology)

Kim Infinger
Principal
425-739-8274

LWTA offers eligible high school junior and senior students the opportunity to train for a career while earning a high school diploma. Classes are available mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Book & equipment deposit fee is required but tuition is free! Open House Information
  • Ages 16-20 (can turn 21)
  • Attempted 9th & 10th grade
  • Register for & attend HOP Session by calling 425-739-8107
Open Doors (Lake Washington Institute of Technology)

High School Programs Office
425-739-8107

FREE! Open Doors allows students earn their high school diploma while progressing toward a certificate or associate degree. Students receive a scholarship for tuition and books.
  • Ages 16-20 (can turn 21)
  • Attempted 2 years of HS
  • Register for & attend HOP Session by calling 425-739-8107
Adult High School Completion (Lake Washington Institute of Technology) Students can earn their diploma through competency-based skills courses or by taking college-level classes to complete missing graduation requirements from high school.
  • Ages 21 & up
  • Schedule appointment with High School Programs office by calling 425-739-8107
Pacific Northwest Connections Academy Enrollment & Program Inquiries
1-844-227-0920
FREE! Pacific Northwest Connections Academy was established by South Kitsap County Public Schools to serve students in grades 7–12. Enrollment is open to students across the state. Students with IEP’s & 504 Plans eligible. Upcoming info sessions
  • Students in grades 7-12
  • WA state resident
  • Submit an application
  • Register through Connexus

Career Education Options Program (CEO) (Bellevue College)

Center for High School Programs – CEO
425-564-2026

Paid Tuition for Eligible and Motivated Students!

Are you 16-21 years old and not currently enrolled in high school and want to get a degree or certificate? Are you motivated and ready for a change? If so, CEO may be the right youth re-engagement program for you! The Career Education Options program is designed for students aged 16-21, without a high school diploma, to receive an education and job skills at BC. This program provides students with a second chance at their education, and will provide tools to succeed in the college environment.
  • Ages 16-20 (can turn 21)
  • Register for and attend info session by calling 425-564-2026

High School Completion Program (Bellevue College)

HS+ Navigator
Elizabeth Rodock
425-564-2342

High School+ (HS+) is a competency-based high school equivalency program for adult learners 18 and older who do not have a high school diploma or equivalency. Adults demonstrate competencies in reading, writing and math contextualized in science, social studies, and other areas. This program has morning, evening and on-line classes for students. Courses include competency-based assessments that demonstrate the academic, career and personal proficiency needed in further education and employment. Students are eligible for basic skills tuition rates. Ages 18 & up

Washington Connections Academy

Enrollment & Program Inquiries
1-844-227-0920

FREE! Authorized by the Mary M. Knight School District to provide coursework and services for students in grades K–12. Students with IEP’s & 504 Plans eligible. Optional field trips and student-centered events to let students meet in person. Upcoming info sessions

  • Students in grades K-12
  • WA state resident
  • Submit an application
  • Register through Connexus

Washington Virtual Academy (WAVA)

Enrollment & Program Inquiries
866-548-9444
FREE! Graduates receive a diploma that meets all state and district graduation requirements. WAVA is a program of Monroe Public Schools (grades 9-12) and the Omak School District (grades K-12).
  • Students in grades K-12
  • WA state resident
  • Submit an application
  • Pre-approval phone call with Enrollment Consultant

Molly Saia
Registrar
253-964-1068

Washington Youth Academy (WYA)

Elizabeth Bergmann
Recruiting & Admissions
360-473-2615

FREE! WYA is a division of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program. Established under authority of both federal and state law, WYA is a state-run residential and post-residential intervention program for students who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out. Upcoming Open Houses
  • Ages 16-18
  • Must be high school dropout or expellee
  • WA state resident
  • No convicted felonies, legal action pending or illegal drugs
WorkSource Youth Center Main Office
425-374-8351

FREE! Provides academic instruction for students whose goal is to obtain their GED. Students learn financial literacy and participate in the Center’s life skill activities. Workshops are available to help with resumes, job searches, applications, and interviews. WorkSource also provides assistance with college applications and the FAFSA, as well as offering counseling services. GED orientations every Monday at 1 pm.

Locations include Redmond, Bellevue College, Renton Technical College, Lake Washington Tech, King County Library Renton, and Puget Sound Training Center Renton.
Ages 16-24

Jenny Pennycook
Operations Manager
425-374-8608