The UW in the High School (UWHS) program gives groups of qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take five-credit University of Washington courses for credit in their own school with their own teacher. UWHS courses use the same UW curriculum, activities, text, tests and grading scale used in courses taught on the UW campus. Students who have completed a UWHS course say they are better prepared for college-level work in the areas of writing, mathematics and earth science and world languages. UWHS courses can help improve students’ study habits as well as make them more adept independent learners – skills necessary for success in college courses.
- Coupeville Middle and High School, Coupeville
Partners with schools and districts to transform mathematics teaching and learning so all students develop a robust understanding of mathematical concepts and accurate, reliable and efficient strategies.
- Lakewood School District
- Marysville School District
Emerging Leaders in Engineering recruits talented high school students and enhances the university experience of engineering majors, with scholarships and leadership-building and educational opportunities.
- Oak Harbor High School
- South Whidbey High School
- Stanwood High School
An outreach program developed by the Burke Museum to deliver high-quality museum experiences to classrooms around the state. In the 2009-2010 school year, this program served more than 5,100 students in 43 schools with funding provided by private and state sources. Hands-on, EALR-aligned activities led by Burke educators give children an opportunity to use fossil, bird, mammal, and plant collections as well as Native American artifacts as primary source material to enrich classroom studies.
- Stanwood Elementary School
- Oak Harbor Elementary
All PSWP Institutes welcome K-16 teachers who want to deepen their knowledge about the teaching of writing. Teachers will have the opportunity to practice their own writing, investigate an educational topic of your choice related to writing, share your teaching strategies and learn efficient strategies from other teachers.
- Sedro-Wooley School District
- South Whidbey School District
UW Gear UP Program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs)
A partnership grant with nine local and regional community partners, 12 school districts and the Yakama Nation Tribal School that directly serves 5,000 students in grades 6-12. The primary goal is to encourage and support students to achieve a post-secondary education through direct services, including tutoring, mentoring, financial aid instruction, college and educational field trips teacher professional development and parent empowerment through engagement.
- Mount Vernon School District
- Burlington-Edison School District
The Education Program
The Education Program is committed to deepening and expanding its existing school partnerships to better support students in this region. UW Bothell currently places teachers in the following North Sound school districts: Edmonds, Everett, Lake Stevens, Marysville, Monroe and Mukilteo. The Education Program is also currently working with the Tulalip Tribes in designing innovative and highly relevant high school experiences for Tulalip students.
Washington Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Services has field offices in several western Washington communities. WSG field agents work with constituents, including residents and local resource managers, on numerous marine and watershed issues.
- Langley: oil spill prevention and preparedness, vessel safety
The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN), a unit of the College of the Environment, is centered at the University of Washington’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences. The PNSN is operated jointly by the University of Washington, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. It is funded by the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Energy and the State of Washington. PNSN operates three seismograph stations in the 10th Legislative District.
DECOD provides oral health care to people with acquired and/or developmental disabilities, and is one of the few providers in Washington state with the means and willingness to give these patients comprehensive dental care. Along with licensed dentists and dental hygienists, students also help provide care. Outside its clinic at the School of Dentistry in Seattle, DECOD works through community clinics and will even take treatment to patients who are unable to come to the provider.
- Snohomish Chalet
UW Developed Technologies
Adaptive Peripherals is a businesses in the 10th Legislative District whose technologies were developed at the University of Washington. The technology was transferred to the private sector to become a start-up company within the community.