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What is the Bright Future program?
The Bright Future Program is a Running Start funded program serving students from all area high schools.
The Bright Future program gives students an opportunity to start their college courses early by allowing qualified high school students access to accredited programs at Seattle Vocational Institute. The program is designed to assist the participants in earning a high school diploma and a certificate of completion in one of SVI's professional technical programs. Students are eligible to enroll in the vocational programs of the Allied Health Division (Dental Assistant, Medical Administrative Specialist, Medical Assistant and Medical Laboratory Assistant/Phlebotomy), Business Computers Division (Administrative Office Professional, Computer-Based Accounting and Network Technician), the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training program and the School of Cosmetology.
Coursework completed at SVI counts toward high school graduation requirements as well as professional/technical certification.
What are the benefits of the Bright Future program?
- Provides academic and career assessments for each student.
- Encourages students in planning for additional higher education.
- Creates long-term, individual education plans.
- Provides intensive case management, including classroom progress checks, grade and attendance checks, daily contact with students, and regular communication with high schools.
- Assists students in securing scholarships, daycare, and housing as needed.
- Creates and implements a work-based learning component.
- Helps graduating students to secure jobs and pursue their careers
Does Bright Future cost money?
Bright Future students attend SVI tuition free. SVI will waive the fees for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Students are responsible for the cost of transportation, books, uniforms and supplies. Financial assistance through BF Dollars for Scholars is available for students who qualify.
Bright Future students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 each quarter (3.0 or greater in the Allied Health Division) and must maintain regular attendance.
Who is the typical Bright Future Student?
All Running Start qualified high school students can participate in the Bright Future program.
- College-bound students who want to gain knowledge and job experience to help with future costs and academic plans.
- Students who want to work full-time in a skilled position after high school.
- Students who are behind in earning their high school credits. Bright Future students earn high school credits for their work at Seattle Vocational Institute
High school students with Junior or Senior status are qualified to apply to the Bright Future program. Students must also obtain high school and Bright Future counselor approval for admission. Call the Bright Future office at 206-934-6304 for additional information.