Jose Valdez

College and Career Advisor  425.456.7213

Career Center Hours

M, T, TH, and F
7:45 am – 3:30pm
7:45 am – 2:30 pm

CTE Spotlight

Career Talk Videos

Graduation Pathways

CTE Catalog

Grade Level Checklists

Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Job Board

Interlake’s College & Career Center provides students and parents with access to current information and resources on college and career planning. Offering a variety of services from registration for WaNIC courses and resume workshops to college visits and career exploration through community service, we will be your guide as you plan for your future.

College Visits

Upcoming College Visits

All College Visits can be found on Naviance. College Visits will all be done both in-person and virtually. To find a calendar with date, times, and links click on the link below:

ATTENTION: College Representatives

If you are interested in scheduling a college visits, please register via RepVisits. Please contact our College and Career Advisor for any questions. Thank you.

Financial Aid Videos

College Application Videos

CTE courses @ IHS

Interlake offers students a variety of CTE programs. Take time to browse the many courses via the CTE link above. Along with numerous career pathway opportunities, most of the CTE courses allow students to earn college credit through Tech Prep CC (see Tech Prep CC link below). CTE also offers several advanced level WaNIC courses providing intensive training in specific areas of study (see WaNIC link below). Please contact the Career Specialist with any questions you may have.

WaNIC courses @ IHS

Below is a list of WaNIC courses available to IHS students. Students register for these courses through the Career Specialist starting in February.


  • Film & Video Production (Media Production)
  • Production Graphics & Graphic Design
  • Radio/TV Broadcasting Technology


  • Event Planning, Hospitality & Tourism
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Sports & Entertainment Management/Marketing


  • Automotive Technology
  • Composite Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Construction Trades
  • DigiPen Robotics & Future Technologies
  • Environmental Horticulture (Advanced)
  • Sustainable Engineering & Design
  • Welding Technology, Design & Fabrication


  • American Sign Language
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Dental Careers
  • Fire & EMS
  • Health Science Careers (Nursing)
  • Medical Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Teaching Academy


  • CISCO Networking Academy
  • DigiPen Animation Academy (AP Studio Art)
  • DigiPen Video Game Programming (AP)


  • Culinary Creations
  • Dynamic DNA
  • Health
  • Health Careers Exploration
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • DigiPen Art & Animation
  • DigiPen Cyber Security
  • DigiPen Game Programming
  • DigiPen Robotics
  • DigiPen Video Game Development
  • Radio/TV Broadcasting
  • Rock Your Ride – Mobile Electronics
  • STEM Guitar Building 

For more information, click on the WaNIC link above or contact Miss. Tracy J Gasca

Tech Prep courses @ IHS

Did you know IHS students can earn college credit while in high school? It’s called “dual credit.” Dual credit can be earned for most CTE courses through Tech Prep. The following IHS courses are eligible for dual credit when students earn a B or better.

  • Accounting 1 AND 2
  • AP Computer Science
  • Computer Graphics/Design
  • Digital Video/Audio 1 or 2
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • IB Business and Management
  • Intro to Computer Prgm
  • Marketing and Business
  • Msft Office Core or Expert
    • must pass certification
  • Photography
  • Technical Theater
  • Urban Horticultural
  • Web Publishing
  • Welding/Metals Fabrication
  • All WaNIC courses

Registration takes place December through June. For more information, click on the Tech Prep link above or contact the Career Specialist.

CORE PLUS Construction

CORE PLUS Construction is an official Washington State program of study that allows high school students to explore careers in the construction industry. Students use hands-on-learning to gain real-world skills and earn graduation credits.

High School and Beyond Plan Instructions
  • It is a State of Washington graduation requirement, designed to help students get the most out of high school and think about their future.
  • Students work with school counselors and advisors to create their own individual plan and postsecondary goals
  • Postsecondary aspirations may include four-year colleges or universities, two-year community or technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, industry standard certificate programs, military training, or on-the-job training.
Scholarship Information

Stressed about paying for college? Click the Scholarship button for important sites about Financial Aid.

Available Scholarships

Stressed about paying for college? Click the Available Scholarship button for available scholarships.

Military Information

Interested in Military careers? Visit for more information and resources for students and parents about joining, training, working and living in all the military branches – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard.

Gap Year Information

What is a Gap Year?

“A semester or year of experiential learning, typically taken after high school and prior to career or post-secondary education, in order to deepen one’s practical, professional, and personal awareness.”

No two gap years are alike: Intentionality, deliberately expanding one’s comfort zones, having a cross-cultural experience, and reflecting on your experiences are critical components to a quality gap year.

Undocumented Resources

Every student is entitled to an education, no matter their citizenship status. Resources will be provided to undocumented students with unprecedented levels of support and access to resources.


Standardized tests widely used for college admissions

College and Career News

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.