Bend Tech Academy at Marshall High School
Our School-to-Career Program Manager and volunteers are here to help students think about and prepare for college and career opportunities.
What opportunities does BTA offer students? We are an ASPIRE mentoring program site, an ECMC scholars program site, and are a Gear UP affiliate school. That means that we are fully invested in working to ensure that our students are on the right path for postsecondary success, with support every step of the way. We welcome new ASPIRE mentors, volunteers, community partners, and guest speakers to help enrich our students understanding of college and career opportunities. Please reach out to our School to Career Program Manager to get involved.
Applying to college and for financial aid and scholarships can feel daunting. We can help.
Download this google doc as a word document or fillable PDF and keep track of all of your College Applications and the Scholarships. This tool can help you stay on track of deadlines and requirements.
Check out the Scholarship Wall for more great opportunities.
Students can earn credits for participating in these work-based programs. Bend-La Pine Schools offers several programs including:
The Aspire Mentor Program is under the umbrella of the Oregon Student Access and Completion office. Volunteer mentors work through the high school College & Career Centers to help students navigate decisions about life after high school. Questions can be directed to our STC Program Manager.
Job Shadow Experiences, Internship Opportunities, Job Search Help, Resume Help, Letters of Introduction, Interviewing Skills and other help for students entering the workforce. If you are interested in learning more about a particular career, we can help you set up a job shadow experience where you can ask questions and learn more. Check with the STC Program Manager about the Internship Program through Bend Chamber of Commerce.
Students interested in a foreign exchange program during high school have many options to consider. Each year our local Rotary Club sends and hosts high school students in their programs. Applications are available in late September for travel in August of the following school year.
Other programs include:
Those considering a Gap Year between high school and college can look at these resources:
For students wishing to go straight from high school into the military, a call to one of our local recruiters is the best place to start. Meetings can be set up in the recruiting office or in the College and Career Center.
Juniors/Seniors who are interested in the Oregon National Guard and who are 17 years old can enroll in the Oregon National Guard Oregon Plan and accrue high school credits through that program. For more information, see the counselor.
ROTC is offered at some colleges and is designed as officer training, while students are going to college. Once selected for a ROTC program most likely you will be offered either a full or partial scholarship. The ROTC department at the school you plan to attend will have detailed information about post-college commitments.
The Academies offer students a very prestigious education, one that is filled with rigor and regimentation. To admission process is arduous, but worth it, if this is the route for you.
School to Career Program Manager and Aspire Coordinator
If you have questions about enrollment or graduation, please visit our Counseling page.
ASPIRE is a program designed to help all students with their plans after high school, by matching students with trained adult volunteers. Students can receive help developing a plan for their future, filling out college applications, applying for financial aid and assisting with career planning.
Click here to access the Volunteer application and Background Verification Check.