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Application process

  • Application for iTech typically begins in January each year
  • Apply online during the application period
  • A lottery is held. The lottery helps to ensure that the student enrollment is reflective of the overall district demographics and that students throughout VPS have access to this unique STEM magnet
  • One requirement different from other magnet programs is that student and parent/guardian attendance at one of the three Open House events is required to complete the application process and be placed in the lottery. Open House dates are typically held in January-February each year for the next school year and are posted on the iTech Calendar
  • If the application period has closed, the student can be added to the bottom of the waitlist by completing an application through School Mint (iTech’s application system)
  • To receive updates about application deadlines, Open Houses and events open to the community, please complete our iTech Interest Form.

Applicants for the 2020-2021 School Year (6th-12th grade)

  • Open House attendance is mandatory for the student applicant AND a parent/guardian.
  • Open House dates will be posted in December.
  • If you have questions about the application process or waitlist position, please email natalie.powell@vansd.org.

Project-based learning

“I really enjoy the school, all the people here, the teaching methods and everything about this learning environment. It’s a great place.”

James Keirnan, student

“Everyone just accepts each other here. It’s a very unique environment because of that.”

Emily Torjusen, student

“They really got me out into the college landscape and helped me learn and broaden my horizons.”

Daniel Healy, student

iPrize 2020

iTech's iPrize innovation competition where high school students pitch ideas to a panel of local business leaders in the chance to win a cash prize. Every other year iTech hosts this project and gives students the opportunity to imagine a way to innovate and inspire some change for the world. This school year [...]

Gone Boarding

iTech 10th graders in an interdisciplinary project with Mr. Byrne's Bio-Mechanics of Movement and Mr. Hurst's Pre-Engineering & Design researched and designed board sports that are buildable here at iTech and built their own board. Multiple facets to this project including creating a product pitch presentation for their board of choice including which key [...]

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Tangible learning

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