High School Students

Are you ready to get a jump-start on your career? You can earn your high school diploma and an associate degree in a world-class career-training program at the same time, tuition free.

Interested students must meet with an advisor* before they can be admitted into Bates’ programs as a high school student.

Our advisors lead the orientation* sessions. They will present various choices for high school students; lead prospective students through a work-session on career planning tied to our offerings, and provide an overview of the required forms and student information needed in order to successfully enroll at Bates’ Technical High School.

*In-person high school orientations are canceled until further notice. Please contact a high school advisor if you’d like to get started.
  • Lexine Torres:  ltorres@batestech.edu or 253.680.7479
  • Robin Stanton: rstanton@batestech.edu or 253.680.7009

Welcome to Bates Technical High School!

Connect with a Student Peer Mentor here:

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  • Instagram: bates_Tech_High

About our Peer Mentors

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Student Peer Mentor: Nathaniel Beard

Started At Bates: Fall 2019

Program: Digital Media

Why I chose Bates: Back in medieval times (early 2019), I was not doing so great in my High School classes as the traditional high school environment simply did not work for me. So I went around to a few places and eventually found success at Bates!

Why Are You a peer mentor: Simple, to help others find the same success that I did 🙂

Hobbies: I play games, make videos, and collect stuff


Student Peer Mentor: Jacob Colby

Started At Bates: Fall 2021

Program: Digital Media

Dream Job: My dream job is to become a video editor, specifically editing shorter videos like commercials and mini documentaries. I have always had a passion for video editing, and feel it is a career that I will excel in.

Why I chose Bates: After my junior year of high school, I felt like my high school was stunting my growth as a student. When I found out about Bates and the high school program, I was stoked. I chose Bates because it would allow me grow in many areas, and get a head start on my career.

Why Are You a peer mentor: I became a Peer Mentor because I feel the community that Bates has created is great and wanted to be apart of it. Everyone has been very helpful every step of the way, and I want to provide that sense of community to future and current students.

Advice for incoming students: ASK QUESTIONS!!! No question is a stupid question.

How I spend my free time: Playing video games, listing to music, going on walks throughout the city

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Student services will be reduced May 9-20 for ctcLink implementation. Programs, courses, library, tutoring and student activities will continue as scheduled. Students can still email offices or drop off paperwork. Offices will reopen for full service on Monday, May 23.