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

How to Apply

  • Earn Your Associate of Arts Degree at Yelm High School beginning freshman year!  Watch a video with details. Students who are interested in applying will sign up in their 8th grade social studies classes by March 18. Ridgeline Middle Schools students will complete applications on March 25, and Yelm Middle School students on March 26. All applications will be completed at the middle schools in a proctored setting. Students will be notified of acceptance in early May.

Benefits of the AA-DTA Program

    • 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
    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.