All Lake Washington School District students have the right to public education. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Plyler vs. Doe (457 U.S. 202 (1982)) that undocumented children and young adults have the same right to attend public primary and secondary schools as do U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Lake Washington does not ask for or collect immigration status information.
Career and Technical Education
Career and Technical Education provides students with the technical skills and academic knowledge they will need to prepare for life after high school—future employment and/or a successful transition to post-secondary education. Students will prepare for their future by exploring careers and acquire job specific skills through technical training, hands-on learning and participation in work-based learning activities. While obtaining advanced technical training, students can receive college credit while in high school, saving time and money.
CTE classes are offered in many different fields, and many of them offer an opportunity to earn college credit through Tech Prep and other institutions. Examples include Firefighting, Forensic work, Culinary, Environmental Science and AP Environmental Science, Health, Nursing, Psychology and AP Psychology, Computer Programming and AP Computer Science, Graphic Arts and AP Studio Art, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Drafting, Business and Marketing, Finance and Economics, and AP Economics. These classes integrate academics with technical skill development to help prepare students for higher-level courses in college. Middle schools and high schools offer a wide range of CTE classes, so check school course catalogs to find actual offerings in schools.