Early Childhood Education

  • Pasco High early childhood education (within Career and Technical Education department) is proud to announce another valuable community learning partner in Bezos Academy. Bezos Academy is a Montessori preschool that opened their doors January 2023. Yesenia Ledezma, teacher of early childhood education has had laser focus in tracking the opening of this school. On March 29th she and CTE Community Engagement Manager, Amandalyn Rubio toured the school with the guidance of Dalia Guevara, Head of School at Bezos Academy. Since then, Bezos has now been into Pasco High to present to (2) sections of early childhood education. Katie Thomson, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, and Luna, a Teaching Assistant (and Pasco High alumna) gave a dynamic presentation on Bezos Academy's mission as well as career opportunities. Pasco High CTE loves to see the tie in of the credentials they offer in their classes, being made by real world professionals in the fields that students are interested in!

Flagger Certification

  • 8 Pasco High seniors went for their flagger certification on Friday, 4/21/23 hosted at Columbia Basin College. These students were all age 18, with a driver's license. Both are requirements for the flagging profession.
    Students that passed the 50 question exam will have their flagger certification for the next 3 years, valid in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Congratulationa Pasco High class of 2023!

LMSA Field Trip

  • LMSA mentees visit Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in March. Students had an enriching off-campus experience familiarizing themselves with a health science school they can attend after their bachelor's to get degrees in physical therapy, dental medicine, occupational therapy, or osteopathic medicine. Spotlight on academic partnership with Washington State University's college of pharmacy and nursing, GO COUGS!

Construction Trades Field Trip

  • Partnership with G2 construction, Pasco High, and Chiawana brought construction trades students to new transportation building on Stearman AVE. on Friday, February 24th.  Students were able to get walking tour and explanation of the entire facility including total sq. footage, various trades involved in executing even 1 room in the facility, and meeting local district officials.

Work Site Visit

  • 3 students self identified interest in a live hire opportunity with Griggs Hardware at Pasco High's October mock interviews (where 100 students are interviewed in 1 hour). All 3 students were made offers and accepted from this interview opportunity. 2 students have earned .5 credit toward their CTE pathway already, and have potential to earn 1.0 before school year end. Student A is in automotive pathway so his placement in hardware and plans to attend Tri Tech next year pair well. Student B is in the BEI teaching academy class and has plans of being an elementary teacher. She is gaining entry level work skills and Griggs boasted her strongest 21st century skill thus far is taking initiative and willingness to help as a bilingual employee. Student C is on construction trade pathway and his hardware placement at Griggs is extending his classroom learning into familiarity with industry tools and vocabulary.

Pasco High Hosts WSU School of Medicine in January

    • The Latinx Medical Student Association came to Pasco High on Thursday, January 12th. 5 medical student mentors were in attendance and put on a fabulous event for their health science mentees.

      There are 29 Pasco High student mentees. All students have interest and are on health science graduation pathways. The days agenda began with a panel made up of: pediatrician, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and physical therapist. Respective hands-on stations followed the panel, where panelists and medical student mentors facilitated pediatric intubation, slime making, and physical therapy workshop. The last part of the program was students making or updating their resume for their professional portfolios using the Grad Planner app in their High School Beyond Plan.

      Pasco High would like to thank WSU School of Medicine for this 2nd year and continued partnership.

OSHA 10 & First Aid

  • October 26th and 27th 7 PHS students earned their OSHA 10 and first aid cards.



  • October 25th was the first in person event with our LMSA mentors from WSU. They hosted 3 rotating stations on: food insecurity, anatomy, and microscopes. 

Youth & Justice Forum

  • Pasco High was grateful to attend the 18th annual Tri-Cities Youth and Justice Forum on Friday, November 4th. This year they were able to host in the Richland Federal District Courthouse. Spotlight keynotes were: Judge Norma Rodriguez, Mary Dimke (previous E/I career guest speaker), and Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. Thank you to all the sponsors and individuals that put in the hard work to give students this experience, and hopefully see themselves as "new leaders in justice." Photographed is student Diego giving closing argument [defense] in a workshop all the students participated in. 

Mock Interviews

  • Trimester 1 mock interviews for 5 sections of financial literacy were a success. Thank you to Grigg's and McDonald's rd. 68 for your participation as our live hires. 2 PHS students have already begun their jobs at Griggs in their hardware and clothing departments. 

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Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Presentation

  • The automotive mechanics students had the opportunity to attend a presentation from UTI at Tri-Tech Skills Center.  

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