Our Thriving Community, Chehalis, Washington
Student Achievement Initiative
- College Degree Increase to 60%
Today’s rates of college completion for Chehalis students is a little higher than the state average. 60% will be higher than nearly every other district in the state.
Classrooms Evaluated for Effective Teaching by the BERC group
The student achievement initiative was begun after the school district received the BERC group’s recommendations following a district-wide, every classroom, review conducted in the fall of 2013. The BERC group has continued working with the district funded by the Chehalis Foundation.
Classroom learning paired with powerful teaching has increased from 37% to
The school district, staff, parents and private donors are committed to meet the goal of 60% college grads coming out of W.F. West by 2024, while providing more career opportunities for the students who won’t graduate from college.
STEM Educaton Programs
Students will attend MATLAB and build drones
Two years ago the district launched a Middle School Math focus and, with private donations offers year-round math tutors and coaches, a four week Summer Math Academy, and classes such as Mobile App Development, Robotics, MATLAB (matrix laboratory).
The high school also offers a summer STEM academy open to students across SouthWest Washington. This year 120 students will attend and build drones. The district has been recognized by the state as a “Lighthouse” for STEM education. Chehalis students consistently place highly in state, national and regional competitions in Molecular Genetics and Robotics.
Students attend Centralia College
Centralia College is your local resource for responsive, cost-effective, just-in-time training. The college provides key vocation programs such as welding and diesel technology.
Custom training programs are available to fit numerous specific business needs. There are State funding programs available for those businesses who qualify to help pay for the cost of training. Centralia College will work with each individual business to customize training courses. Contact them to see how they can meet your company’s training needs.
Down Town Chehalis