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Starting now, students who will have at least 10 credits OR are at least 16 years old may enroll in the new Seattle Public Schools SKILLS CENTER for next fall. A skills center is a public school opportunity for a student to take advanced Career and Technical Education courses. Students must still have a home school where they meet the rest of their graduation requirements. In other words, you cannot earn a diploma at a skills center, but it enriches the offerings of our existing high schools. It prepares students for college and for careers that are in high demand. All courses are cross-credited. Courses are almost three hours long and in the afternoon, so students can really be immersed in their studies.
You can choose from one of the following programs:
These are highly motivating advanced programs which prepare students for high demand careers.
- Digital Animation + Game Design
- Medical Careers
- Aerospace Science and Technology
- Computer programming and networking.
Students who graduate with SKILLS CENTER courses on their transcripts leave high school with more than a diploma – they’ll have specific career experience and skills, industry certifications and college credit.
Talk to your counselor now about enrolling. Space is limited.