Vancouver iTech Preparatory Location: JPCC (6-8) and WSUV (9-12)
Vancouver iTech Preparatory, the newest magnet school for students, opened in 2012-13 to students in grades 6, 7, and 9. Grades 8 and 10 were added in 2013-14. For the 2014-15 school year, iTech Prep will be open to students in grades 6-11. Students are immersed in project-based learning around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
The school integrates STEM disciplines with a liberal arts curriculum for projects that help students connect learning to real life.
Vancouver iTech Preparatory prepares students in grades 6-12 for college and careers in STEM-related fields. Through partnerships with higher education and local high-tech companies, Vancouver iTech Preparatory is an exciting, real world environment for all of its students and teachers.
Desired outcomes of Vancouver iTech Preparatory
• To integrate technical and academic education in a school that equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary education and leadership in STEM-related fields
• To increase the number of underrepresented students in STEM who succeed in high school and post-secondary education
• To produce outstanding graduates who are competent, responsible and compassionate leaders prepared for the challenges of the 21st century
• To develop capacity regionally to produce highly qualified science and math educators in partnership with higher education