Counseling and Careers
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SVT Counseling Overview
The school counseling program at Spokane Valley Tech is modeled based on recommendations from the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) framework. The school counseling program at SVT aims to serve every student with a particular focus in the areas of academic counseling and planning, social and emotional support, and college and career readiness.
The ASCA National Model guides school counselors in the development of school counseling programs that:
- are based on data-informed decision making
- are delivered to all students systematically
- include a developmentally appropriate curriculum focused on the mindsets and behaviors all students need for postsecondary readiness and success
- close achievement and opportunity gaps
- result in improved student achievement, attendance, and discipline
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Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
Scholarship List maintained by Spokane Valley area counselors:
Scholarship Lists maintained by area Universities:
Internship Opportunity Highlight:
Washington Aerospace Scholars is a two-part program for high school sophomores and juniors focused on the history and future exploration of space and topics in Earth and Space Science.
Online distance learning course designed in partnership with NASA and the University of Washington, which provides scholars the opportunity to earn five UW college credits.
A multi-day residency experience where scholars work with STEM professionals, NASA scientists, university students, and STEM educators to plan a realistic space mission. In addition to the course, WAS provides interaction with STEM industry professionals, hands-on engineering activities, and a national alumni network. WAS alumni are also provided exclusive opportunities for internships and college scholarships.
Energy Pathways is a free program for incoming high school juniors and seniors (2020/2021 school year) to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities fundamental for a career in energy. This weekday program will run from July 13–August 7, 2020 at 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Upon successful completion of the program students are eligible for CTE credit and a monetary completion award up to $2,000 based on participation and attendance. A short written or video essay is required to be considered for the program. Student recommendations will be accepted, but are not required. Students will be responsible for daily transportation to the Jack Stewart Training Center located at 8307 N. Regal St. Spokane, WA 99217.
*Eligible school districts: Central Valley, Cheney, Deer Park, East Valley, Freeman, Mead, Medical Lake, Nine Mile, Riverside, Spokane, Spokane Tribe, or West Valley.
Students: Click here to complete the Energy Pathways Application
Ecology Youth Corps: Summer job/internship opportunity for students ages 14-17, Application Due: April 1, 2020
- are led by adult supervisors, and will be primarily involved with litter pickup, recycling, and environmental education
- receive $13.50 per hour
- work 8 hours per day (4 days per week) for approximately 3 ½ weeks
To apply, students are required to submit an application form along with two reference forms.
Apply online at: http://www.ecology.wa.gov/EYC
Upcoming Scholarship Highlights:
Washington high school seniors are encouraged to submit an application to attend the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC).
Two Washington high school seniors will be selected from the applicant pool to receive a scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.
Please visit OSPI's website for a sample application essay.Application materials are available on the NYSC website at http://apply.nysc.org and must be submitted by February 28, 2020 by 3:00 PM PST.
Additional Scholarship Information from Area Colleges
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Essay Prompts
SVT Course Catalog
High School and Beyond Plan