student opportunities

Welcome back families! Stay tuned to events and opportunities by checking this page in real time.

These opportunities are brought to you by Nova’s Career and College Counselor, Jennifer Spigner. Please contact Jennifer at with questions.

internships & classes

ACE Program

Are you interested in Architecture, Construction or Engineering?

Free after-school program which pairs high school students with professional mentors from the building industry.

Meetings every two weeks (4pm-6 typical meeting times) starting November to May for  during the school year and design a unique building project.

Seniors in the program are also eligible to apply for scholarships!

Last year 15 students received a total of over $100,000 in scholarships in the ACE Washington chapter.

Non-seniors have the opportunity to apply for an all-expenses-paid trip to the ACE Summer Camp in Colorado.

Sign up for ACE today at!

Please submit your application online by Friday, October 11th.

Fridays at the 5th Avenue Theatre for High School students

Ages 14-18 with an interest in musical theater

Workshops include creating characters, sing the songs, learn choreography and meet the cast.

End of workshop you get pizza, see the show and attend talkback with cast after performances.  Cost $25 (scholarships available)

Dates of workshops below that occur on Fridays at 4:30pm-11:30pm (check-in begins 4pm):

October 25th ,December 6th,February 7th , March 7th, May 15th and June 26th

Register at this link below


College Visits at school
-Monday, 10/7 College of the Atlantic

-Tuesday, 10/8 Marlboro College

National College Fair
Friday, November1 and Saturday, November 2
Washington State Convention Center
Register for free at link below:

National Portfolio Day
Saturday, November 9th
At Cornish College of the Arts
Bring your portfolio
Meet 1 on 1 with design and colleges and university staff.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Due October 25
Few eligibility requirements:
High school senior
Plan to pursue bachelor’s degree but can start with 2 year institution
Demonstrate critical financial need
See website for more details and application:

volunteer opportunities

Asian Counseling And Referral Service
ACRS promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities.  Two opportunities to volunteer for high school students:

Asian Counseling ESL Teaching Assistant                     
Support students in building a strong English foundation. Assist the teacher by providing individual help to students, answering questions, and other classroom activities.  Class is taught by experienced volunteer or professional instructor.  Learn more about teaching English!

  • Start Date: Fall Quarter

  • Position Hours:  Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays

  • 5:00pm - 7:45 P.M.

  • Requirements:  Fluency in English and ability to volunteer at least 2.75 hours per week

  • Desired Skills: Experience working with low-intermediate ESL students. Asian language skills are helpful, especially Vietnamese.

  • Minimum Age Requirement:    16                                  

  • Duration Requirement:  3 months/1 quarter

  • Apply here:

Phone Bank Engagement Volunteers
Help Washington AAPIs have a voice in upcoming elections. Participate in phone banking two weeks before the Primary/General Election in King County to call Asian American / Pacific Islander community members to provide reminders and encourage them to vote. Share nonpartisan information about upcoming elections, including how to register to vote, how to return a ballot, and how to request information in a different language. No experience is required. We will provide all the necessary training. Dinner is also provided! 

  • Dates/Times: Mondays and Thursdays, prior to the Primary/General election in King County.

  • Exact dates to be determined. Phone bank shifts occur between 5:30 - 7:30

  • Requirements: Volunteer will need to learn to use basic technology for recording results

  • Desired Skills: If you have Asian or Pacific Islander language skills, you are strongly encouraged to join us!

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 15

  • Number of volunteers needed: 1 - 10 

  • Sign up at


Youth Resource Fair for Individuals age 14-21
Saturday, October 19th
Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club
11:00AM-1:00 PM.
Companies and organizations participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities, especially underserved communities. Register at this link for free: