Earn Your Associate of Arts Degree at Yelm High School Beginning Freshman Year!

YHS AA-DTA Program Allows Students To:

    • stay on the high school campus and earn a high school diploma and college degree at the same time, during the school day
    • access Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses that are aligned to their postsecondary goals
    • save thousands of dollars in college tuition costs and shave up to two years off a bachelor's degree program
    • transfer to any Washington public 4-year college or university as a junior, with the general university requirements fulfilled (STEM majors will need to take additional math and science courses)
    • transfer to an associate of science program at a community or technical college with the general education requirements fulfilled. Students can later transfer to a bachelor's degree program seamlessly if desired
    • enter the workforce directly after high school graduation with a high school diploma and an AA-DTA degree, providing an immediate employment advantage and a solid foundation for future education if desired
    Tuition assistance is available for income-eligible students. 
    Space in the program is limited based on course availability.

Sign Up Today!

  • Schedule an appointment with your YHS counselor to learn more about the AA Degree Program by calling 360.458.7777.


Eligibility for Tuition Scholarships

  • Students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Priced Meals will also be eligible to receive tuition scholarships. Families will need to re-apply for Free and Reduced each year.  Applications are available in August/September.