$49,000 Grant to Help Students Complete a High School Diploma

  • Published Monday, May 16, 2016

Published Monday, May 16, 2016

RENTON, Wash. – Renton Technical College (RTC) has received a $49,000 planning grant from College Spark Washington to partner with the Renton School District to develop a high school completion program for students who left high school without a diploma. 

The grant will allow RTC to work with the Renton School District to develop a dual-credit program where students can earn college credits at the same time they complete their high school academic work. College and district staff will work to align classes in English and math as well as in career and technical education. King County’s YouthSource Renton staff provide case management and wrap-around support services to participants, a key component to the model.

“Re-engagement students have had access to many support services, but not to the high school diploma option available to students older than 21” said Jodi Novotny, Dean of Basic Studies at RTC. “This opportunity will increase the menu of options available to young adult students, ultimately increasing completion of college certificate and degree programs.”

Renton Technical College prepares a diverse student population for work, fulfilling the employment needs of individuals, business and industry. For more details, visit RTC.edu.

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For more information contact:
Roberto Bonaccorso
Director of College Relations and Marketing
(425) 235-2356, rbonaccorso@RTC.edu