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At IGNITE, we provide opportunities for Southwest Iowa students who “learn by doing” to not only earn credits towards high school graduation within your school district, but also to leave high school with college credits, a certification, and/or a paid registered apprenticeship that saves parents college tuition dollars and leads to high-demand jobs.
Students can remain enrolled and active in your school district AND get access to the broad range of programs available at IGNITE.
- Kim Reynolds, Iowa Governor
I meet with small towns from across the nation every day and haven’t met one your size coming close to what you are accomplishing.
- Linc Kroeger, Connecting Rural Iowa
IGNITE students will be that much further ahead when they go to college or into the workforce. I am very thankful that you have that opportunity right here in Woodbine, Iowa.
- Joni Ernst, US Senator from Iowa
Together, we will design a partnership that works for you and your students. We’ll walk you through options for scheduling for your students, the paperwork required, and the funding that you will receive for your school district.
From our first conversation, we are committed to making this a powerful opportunity for your school district and your students.
“IGNITE Pathways has changed us as students, and me in particular. I wasn’t good in a classroom setting. I’m much more of a hands on learner. I really wanted to learn how to weld, and that turned into a paid apprenticeship at Tommy Gate.”
“I’m not a school person, I’m not going to lie, I don’t like being in a classroom, I can’t stand it. IGNITE Pathways has changed everything for me. It’s crazy, I love it. I get to work hands on and get core credit for it. It’s a great opportunity for people like me.”
“I always thought I wanted to be a vet, and in the Animal Sciences class I realized it wasn’t for me. That was a really scary position to be in. My teacher has really worked with me on other areas of interest, and now I want to pursue Zoological Nutrition.”