Technical High School

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Earn Your High School Diploma and an Associate's Degree
at the Same Time & Tuition Free

Traditional high school not for you? Don't drop out. Earn your high school diploma and a college degree or certificate – tuition free!

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  1. Attend a High School Orientation
  2. Bring your completed application materials, including official transcript and placement test scores, to the High School Office.
  3. Meet with your High School Advisor, register for classes, and begin as soon as the following quarter!
  • You must be between 16 and 21 years old
  • Have earned at least 10 high school credits
  • Meet specific career program entry requirements
  • Have a high degree of motivation and dedication to program completion

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Technical High School at Bates is a unique opportunity for high school-age students ages 16-21 to earn a high school diploma while also earning a degree or certificate in a technical field.


As a Technical High School student, you can save thousands of dollars in college tuition charges. You can enroll in most of the college’s career training programs and not pay tuition. High school students just pay nominal quarterly program fees and for consumable items.