Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Opportunity

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, or HOBY, is a well-known program and is the nation’s foremost youth leadership organization. HOBY introduces high school sophomores to distinguished leaders of the community from various sectors, such as business, technology, education, government, arts, science, media, and non-profit.

Information Session: There will be an optional information session on Friday, March 2, 2018 during both lunches in the College & Career Center. 

  • When: Fri, March 2nd (Info Session)
  • Time: 11:15am – 12:45pm (Both Lunches)
  • Where: IHS College & Career Center, Room 2101

How to Apply – Application Process: To be considered for this leadership opportunity, write a brief essay (100 words or less) on this topic: “Do you think having a sense of humor is a good leadership quality?”

  • Application Deadline:  March 12, 2018 (Essay & Resume)

Turn your essay and resume into the College & Career Center (2101) by March 12, 2018..

All IHS sophomores have the opportunity to apply to be a HOBY ambassador, based on demonstrated or potential leadership ability, sensitivity to others, desire to communicate knowledge to their peers and the strength of their essay.

There is a partial scholarship for registration fees for three Issaquah High School students sponsored by Kiwanis Club of Issaquah

2018 WA State HOBY Seminar:  The 2018 Washington State HOBY seminar will be held June 21 - 24th at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Please visit HOBY WA for more information

  • Date: June 21- 24
  • Where: Washington State University, Pullman, WA  

Apprenticeship Presentation from ANEW

  • When: Tuesday, March 6th
  • Time: 11:15am – 12:45pm (Both Lunches)
  • Where: IHS College & Career Center, Room 2101

 “Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.”—Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Students interested in the trades are invited to attend this information session during their lunch. We'll have a representative from Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) and a current student in the program. ANEW has apprenticeship programs for both males and females. There will be a hands on activity as well! We hope you can make it!

AOP can help Washington state residents, male and female, who are unemployed or under-employed and seeking work in livable wage jobs or apprenticeships in these ways:

  • One-to-one, personalized assistance on resumes, job and apprenticeship applications, and interviewing skills
  • Links to livable wage construction job postings and current apprenticeship openings
  • Direct connections to employers looking for qualified applicants

Frequently Asked Questions about the Apprenticeship Program from the government regarding Apprenticeship programs. Student finds success pursuing a career in the trades!

ASVAB Testing

  • When: Wednesday, March 21st (Sign up by 3/14)
  • Time: 8am – 10am
  • Where: IHS College & Career Center, Room 2101

The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a FREE career planning resource available to high schools students administered by the military. All 10th -12th grade students are eligible to take this test. The test is a timed multi-aptitude test in four critical areas - Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension and Mathematics Knowledge. This tried-and-true interest inventory highlights occupational areas where students are most likely to succeed. For more information visit the ASVAB website. Please sign up by March 14, 2018.

Sign up Here.

Expanding your Horizons Field Trip

  • When: Friday, March 30th  (REGISTRATION CLOSES 3/16 or earlier if filled)
  • Time: 7:30am – 1:30pm 
  • Where: Bellevue College (Students will meet in the College & Career Center

This field trip is to increase the interest of young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through positive, hands-on experiences. This event will be at Bellevue College and students will take the bus from Issaquah High School to Bellevue College.

This event provides opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who are active in STEM-related careers.

Grades 9-12. REGISTRATION is open and the registration forms are available in the College & Career Center (CCC). The cost to attend is $20. If you need assistance with the registration fee, please let a College & Career Specialist know. This field trip fills up quickly so stop by the CCC as soon as possible.

For more information about the event, click here.

2018-19 WANIC Registration Now Open!

Are you a junior or senior looking for a class that is not offered at Issaquah High School? Enroll in a WANIC class and explore cool careers before you leave high school! WANIC provides a broad range of outstanding courses for all high school students, which can expand options for the future. Classes operate on a space-available basis, with enrollment given first-come, first-served. Register HERE.

Courses are available to WANIC students in the following areas: Arts, Media, Communication, and Design; Business Management; Natural Resources and Agri-Science; Engineering, Science, and Technology; Health and Human Services; and Information Technology For a list of courses available, click HERE.

There are no registration or tuition fees to participate in WANIC courses. Class fees range from $50 - $75 and Barrier Reduction Funds are available to those who qualify.

Visit WANIC’s website for more information about the programs offered, how to apply and eligibility requirements.

Note: If you are interested in DigiPen WANIC program, sign up HERE to attend an upcoming DigiPen WANIC information session (March 8th, February 20th, April 10th, May 9th).

2017-18 Tech Prep Registration

Did you know you may be eligible to earn college credit for Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes at Issaquah High School? If you are currently enrolled in any of the Tech Prep classes, you may be eligible to earn college credit right now in addition to your high school credit if you meet the following criteria:

  • Register online at
  • Complete your TECH PREP course with a grade of "B" or higher.
  • Pay $46 annual fee by the end of your semester-long courses or by Thursday, June 15, 2017 for year-long courses by going to and using the links there.

Please visit the IHS College and Career Center Tech Prep website and the Tech Prep College Connections website for more information about the Tech Prep program. Additional information about the eligible classes can be found on the Issaquah High School Course Guide website.


Students who are interested in applying for a scholarship, please check the College & Career Center Scholarship web page for a list of upcoming scholarships.  Local scholarships with their requirements and due dates are updated on a regular basis. 

Most scholarships are offered during senior year, but occasionally students have the opportunity to apply during junior year as well. 


Meet the Vandals - University of Idaho

Green River College Open House

  • When: Thursday, March 8
  • Time: 4pm – 7pm
  • Where: Green River Community College, Auburn, WA (Student Union Building)
  • RSVP: Recommended, but not required.

Women Fly (Boeing Academy for STEM Learning)

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