“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.
The Renton School District program (2007 to present) describes their primary program objectives as increasing: the number of teachers of color in the educational workforce, the quality of teacher preparation through early intervention and education and the number of teachers of color in the high needs areas of science, math, technology, special education and teaching English language learners.
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.
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.