WaNIC Classes

Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WaNIC) is a regional skills center in North East King County that provides advanced-level Career and Technical Education programs based on rigorous academic and industry standards, preparing students for post-secondary education and successful entry into high-skill, high-demand careers and employment.

WaNIC services a consortium of seven school districts in the region northeast of Seattle. WaNIC's consortium has been in partnership for 24 years, and shares Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. Member districts include Bellevue, Issaquah, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Northshore, Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley. As a state-approved interdistrict CTE consortium, WaNIC’s primary mission is to provide quality, diverse, and cost-effective career and technical education for all students through interdistrict cooperation.

Courses available to WaNIC students include the areas of Arts, Media, Communication and Design; Business Management; Natural Resources and Agri-Science; Engineering, Science, and Technology; Health and Human Services; and Information Technology. For detailed information and registration visit WaNIC .

2024-2025 career and college readiness program (catalog of all programs)


If this opportunity sounds like a good fit for you, a few things are important to know before proceeding:

  • You will be attending North Creek for part of your day and the location of the WaNIC class for part of your day. A "travel period" is usually needed in order to get to your WaNIC class. The travel period is just that, time to get to your class, and does not bear any credit.
  • You will need to have enough room in your schedule to be able to graduate on time AND attend your chosen WaNIC class in order to take part in the program.

Process for applying to a WaNIC class:

  1. Research classes on the WaNIC website. If you decide that you would like to take a class, proceed to step.
  2. Apply for the specific class you have selected on the WaNIC website. Your counselor will be made aware of your application and will evaluate your remaining graduation credits to see if the WaNIC class will fit into your schedule. If it will, they will approve your application from the school side of things. WaNIC will connect with you to let you know your admission status. Deadline for application is April 15th, 2024.
  3. Indicate your intention to take a WaNIC class when you enter your course selections on StudentVue during registration. You can find the "placeholder" code on your Course Planning Sheet. You will still need to register for 7 credits as if you are not taking a WaNIC class as the WaNIC code does not have any credit attached to it. If accepted to the program, you will work with your counselor to determine which classes you will drop for the following year.

School Policy: Part-Time NCHS Students (WANIC, Satellite and Running Start)

If you attend classes off campus (Running Start or a District program at another building for example), you are expected to arrive on the NCHS campus no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of your NCHS class or classes, and you are expected to leave campus no later than 10 minutes after the end of your NCHS class or classes. The only exception to this is for students who are waiting for District transportation to and from their programs.

Having unsupervised students on campus while classes are in session not only creates the potential for the disruption of classes during the school day, but it also poses potential security and safety risks for our student body. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this matter.