AA Degree Overview

Your Next Steps

    1. Complete the Free and Reduced Meals Application in Skyward Family Access to determine eligibility for free tuition.
    2. Complete the online application.
    3. Your YHS counselor will reach out to you after the online application has been completed.
    4. Map out a course plan with your counselor that fulfils both the YHS diploma and SPSCC AA Degree requirements.
    5. Take the necessary placement tests and finalize your schedule.

How It Works

  • Freshman and sophomore students now have the opportunity to earn their Associate of Arts Degree from the comfort of the Yelm High School campus!

    Students who choose this option will graduate as seniors with both a YHS diploma and a SPSCC Associate of Arts Degree.  This will allow students to transfer to Washington 4-year colleges or universities as juniors, just two years away from earning their bachelor's degree!

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.