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 attend an Information Session before they can be admitted into Bates’ programs as high school students.Our counselors lead the informational 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 to successfully enroll at Bates’ Technical High School.Information Sessions

First and third Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.South Campus, Room A1132201 South 78th Street, Tacoma.Counselor contact information:Lexine Gomez: lgomez@batestech.edu or 253.680.7479Second and fourth Wednesdays at 3 p.m.Downtown Campus, Room A222 Orientation Room1101 South Yakima Avenue, TacomaCounselor contact information:Michelle Earthwright: michelle.earthwright@batestech.edu or 253.680.7009Open to students ages 16 – 21 and their parents.

View the Information Session flyer.




Kaelyn Hulbert

Hello! My name is Kaelyn, and I’m in the Digital Media program. I love Digital Media, but I plan to attend a university to learn about different things, too. My goal is to move to a different country and experience new places and different kinds of people! I do ballet, and I enjoy watching movies, playing video games, listening to audiobooks, and drinking tea. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or need support!


Elizabeth V. Olson
Email: evolson@batestech.edu

Hey! My name is Liz. I’m part of the Digital Media Program here at Bates. I like being outdoors, meeting new people, rollerblading, collecting plants, and I aspire to be a rock climber and potter. If you need help and would feel more comfortable talking to a fellow high school student, I’m here to support you. Welcome to Bates, and I wish you a successful journey here.


Malaki Shuemake
Email: mshuemake@batestech.edu

Hey, my name is Malaki. I’m part of the Fire Service Program. In my off time I’m usually reading, doing research, or volunteering. My major goal is to change the world even if it’s a small bit and to be a firefighter. I would love to help in any way I can just reach out!