Not many people find their passion and dream job before officially graduating high school. But for Clover Park Technical College Running Start student – and soon-to-be alum – Caleb Davenport, that’s exactly what happened. “I’ve always been a go-getter; I don’t like waiting around or anything,” Davenport said. “I really like the job, and it’s […]
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will take audience members on a thrilling musical ride when the show opens Feb. 25 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Black Box Theater. Set in 19th century England, the musical follows the return of barber Sweeney Todd to London after 15 years of exile. He plans to […]
Full-day kindergarten, at no cost to families, is offered at all three of the district’s primary schools; Cherrydale Primary, Chloe Clark and Anderson Island Elementary Schools. The district offers outstanding early learning programs that are developmentally appropriate and academically rigorous. All kindergarten programs are student centered, offer content with hands-on learning experiences and staff establish […]
When first-generation college student Devon McKenna was growing up, he did not see much value in pursuing higher education. While growing up in Australia, McKenna knew only a few former classmates who decided to go to college, “and they didn’t seem to have a practical bone in their bodies,” he said. “It made me wonder […]
In 2010, USA Today called the Tacoma School District a “Dropout Factory,” with a disappointing 55 percent graduation rate. It was then that the district forged a clear goal: by the class of 2020, the district would increase the graduation rate by 50 percent. It took less than four years to move the rate of […]
Student musicians have been working hard all quarter to put together memorable performances for the college community. Come out and support these talented students during one of our upcoming concerts. Here is a quick roundup of upcoming performances happening across the district:
Avery Ellison admits she was not a very good student in high school and had little motivation or direction in her life. Although she went to college straight after high school, she was unsure of what degree she wanted to pursue and ultimately quit school altogether. It wasn’t until her son was born that things […]
For Technical High School student Demry Polum, working in a male-dominated environment doesn’t intimidate her. In fact, it’s in her blood. Her grandmother was a truck driver for five years, and her mother has been in the industry for 15 years. So it was no surprise that when she heard about Bates’ Technical High School, […]
Tacoma, Wash. – The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has re-affirmed Tacoma Community College’s accreditation status. The notification this week from the NWCCU immediately removes TCC from probationary status. The action took place at their Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 11-13, 2017.
Pierce College has selected two exceptional former students to honor as the 2017 Distinguished Alumni. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity. This year’s honorees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College can have on students as well as the community.