YouTube theater: The Secret in the Wings

The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman Thursday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 6th, 2021 All performances will be available on YouTube. VSAA parents and students, please check your email on Thursday, June 3rd for a link to the show. Admission is free. Performance time is an hour and 10 minutes. Mary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales, telling their dark mysteries against wit, music, and humor. The stories move quickly from one to the next, as they explore themes around child/parent relationships and strong female characters. The performance is appropriate [...]

VSAA applications open January 6-25

VSAA applications are open between January 6-January 25th, for the upcoming 2021-22 school year! Students that are in grades 5 and up are invited to apply. For more information on the application process as well as a list of important dates, visit our Application page, or find out more about us on our About VSAA page.

Free COVID testing at SeaMar Health Centers

This is not affiliated with VSAA or Vancouver School District--we're providing this information as a service to our community. Please contact SeaMar with questions about their COVID testing. Free scheduled drive-through and walk-up appointments for COVID-19 testing at SeaMar Health Centers: Appointments are scheduled after an evaluation is done with a Sea Mar provider over the phone. Testing is free for all family members. Health insurance is not required. You do not need to be a SeaMar patient to receive a test - all are welcome. Click here for the list of SeaMar testing locations, phone numbers and testing [...]

VSAA Graduation, June 10th

Vancouver Public Schools has released graduation dates for all high schools--VSAA's graduation will be held on June 10, 2021 at 8 PM! The location has not yet been determined, but will be based on the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

Financial Aid Calculator

Many undergraduate students can cover some or all their college costs with the Washington College Grant (WCG) and Federal Pell Grant (Pell). To get an estimate, you'll need to enter information about your family size and income. You can optionally enter the estimated family contribution (EFC) from a current, completed FAFSA or WASFA to estimate awards. Washington Student Achievement Council does not collect any data you enter.

New VSAA Career Center hub

We now have a Career Center hub to provide students with information about internships, college searches, financial aid, and more! It provides dates of upcoming college visits/career fairs and more, information about FAFSA, a career-oriented VPS newsfeed, and the ability to request an appointment with the VSAA Career Counselor. Visit our new Career Center hub

Free flu shots for the uninsured

Free drive-thru influenza vaccination for adults When: Noon - 3 pm Saturday, Oct. 17 & Oct. 24 Where: Free Clinic of Southwest Washington 4100 Plomondon St. Vancouver, WA 98661 Cost: Free for the uninsured in Clark County For other free resources, visit our Family Resources page

Graduation Pathway Options

Students in WA state now have more options to meet graduation requirements. Starting with the Class of 2020, students now have several pathway options to meet the graduation requirement (opposed to the prior testing requirement). This allows students greater flexibility and more options to explore career pathways. One of those pathways is for students to meet the standard on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).  The ASVAB is an aptitude test that estimates performance in academic and vocational endeavors (in both civilian and military worlds of work).  Test results are NOT released to Recruiting Services without parental permission. [...]

Credit for Work Experience

If you are 16 years old or older and working, you may be eligible to earn CTE credit for your paid job experience. Students must be enrolled in a qualifying CTE course or have taken a related CTE course to earn credit for work experience.  For example, if you are working at a retail store and have taken a marketing class, you can earn .5 credit for every 180 hours worked (up to 2 credits a year). Labor & Industries has restrictions  on work hours and job duties for students under 18 years old.  A Parent School Authorization form [...]