WANIC - Washington Network for Innovative Careers
Seven school districts, including LWSD, have formed a consortium to offer a variety of different professional/technical programs to high school students. Classes provide rigorous academic and industry standards preparing students for post-secondary education and successful entry into high-skill, high-demand careers and employment. Thirty-five classes are offered. Popular ones that our students attend are:Fire & EMS, Auto Tech (run like a real auto shop), Health Science Careers (students may earn a NAC, which is the first step towards a Nursing degree), Medical Careers, Dental Careers (set up like a dentist office), Teaching Academy, DigiPen AP Video Game Programming, Animation and Robotics. A new class is DigiPen Music Engineering & Sound Design. Students have hands on learning and use state of the art equipment. Students must be a junior or senior to take these classes. Visit the Career Center for a brochure, or go to http://wanic.lwsd.org/ for more information. Registration opens Feb. 1st.
WANIC Summer School
WANIC offers fun classes during the summer. Is your student missing a Health credit? Interested in Cyber Security? Has your student ever wanted to build a car stereo system (and get a discount on parts), learn about Medical Careers or Culinary Arts? Work with DNA and visit Fred Hutch? Are they into Animation, Robotics, or Video Game Programming? (DigiPen offers these same classes for over $1200.) All WANIC classes are $50.00, and assistance is available. Students earn .5 credits. Summer classes are open to 8-11th graders. Registration opens in April. Last year classes filled within fast, so register early. Check out the website for more details or to sign up: http://wanic.lwsd.org/.