Student Programs in the NWESD region enhance the education of K-12 students through the creation of opportunities for learning outside the classroom. Student Programs engage students in exciting competitive team activities, tapping into the multitude of facts they have learned, and encourages the kind of leadership that students can transfer to their classrooms, clubs and in other campus activities.
Deaf Hard of Hearing
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program is a specialized program serving students grades preschool through high school.
Discovery programs serve elementary, middle, and high school students experiencing significant social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. The goal of each center is to help students develop sufficient internal discipline so that little external reinforcement is required.
A cooperative program located in Monroe, Eastside Summit provides a safe, supportive alternative environment to the traditional high school campus.
The Knowledge Bowl is an interdisciplinary academic contest along the lines of the old General Electric College Bowl. Regional Knowledge Bowl competitions are held in the nine ESDs across the state, with winners of the regional competitions competing at a State tournament each spring.
Northwest Regional Learning Center
The Northwest Regional Learning Center serves high school students, most of whom are disenfranchised or court-involved. The program is geared toward helping these students gain educational and life skills that will redirect them toward a positive life plan.
Poetry Out Loud
Poetry Out Loud is a joint program between the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation, created to encourage the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through exploration, memorization, and performance.
Student Leadership training days are designed for middle school and high school students, and sponsored by the Washington State Principals Association and NWESD.
The Young Authors Conference is an annual celebration of young authors held every spring at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. Professional authors and illustrators provide hands-on workshops for students as they arrive for a day of celebrating the art of writing and illustration.