Grantee Sites

The following RWT sites were selected for the 2016-17 year:

Latinos in Action - Burlington-Edison High School

“Latinos In Action” (LIA) is a class/program set up at the high school & junior high to support bi-lingual Latino students in utilizing their language skills to support the school and district community and to move these students toward a career in education. This project provides work experience for Bilingual Hispanic High School students to serve as paraeducators and role models for younger Hispanic students in our local Elementary and Junior high schools.

Renton Teacher Academy - Renton High School

The Renton Teacher Academy (2007 to present) was established as the result of a collaborative effort between Renton School District, Central Washington University, and the Professional Educator Standards Board. This is a model program aimed at recruiting and supporting students of color in becoming high quality educators in high need content areas: science, technology, mathematics, special education, bilingual education, and ELL.
Renton Teacher Academy, which includes Hazen, Lindbergh, and Renton High Schools and exists to 
  • inspire student vision and understanding of the value of a teaching career. 
  • introduce careers in education and the educator professional code of conduct. 
  • demonstrate college readiness through placement tests and college admissions. 
  • provide learning opportunities and classroom experiences in collaboration with P-12 teachers, two and/or four year faculty members and community organizations. 
  • introduce and develop cultural competency and a variety of culturally responsive and appropriate strategies used to engage students.

Mt. Vernon School District - Mt. Vernon High School

Mount Vernon High School’s Old Main building opened its doors to students in 1922. The campus was expanded in 2005 with the addition of New Main—a 110,000 square foot, 3-story building. In 2006, a new Career & Technical Education Building was constructed and the Fine Arts building was remodeled. Mount Vernon High School offers advanced placement courses in English, math, science, social studies, and world languages. Honors/advanced high school courses are offered in English, math, science, career and technical fields, art and music. The school has a full range of sports teams, beginning through advanced art classes, and a superb performing arts program.

Tacoma School District - Lincoln High School

Lincoln High School is a diverse community of scholars dedicated to personal and academic excellence. We strive for the development of strong character and intellectual engagement for all students, ensuring success beyond Lincoln High School.​ A new state grant will help Tacoma recruit current students, primarily students of color, to become teachers and return to teach in Tacoma Public Schools.The recruitment program will primarily target students of color who aspire to earn teaching degrees in mathematics, science, special education, English Language Learning or bilingual education. The district planning team will determine how to recruit these students during the planning phase of the grant.