Our Mission

Bright Future Dollars for Scholars offers qualified high school seniors and adult college students access to just-in-time financial support through scholarships toward tutoring and academic support services at The Polytech in the following career pathways: Health Care, IT & Business, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Education. To see the exact qualifications for students who might apply for our scholarships please click here!

NEWS! Please click here to read about a current student, Erica N., who is an adult and a former Bright Future program student, when she was in high school. She is aggressively seeking more training and we at Bright Future Dollars for Scholars are pleased to assist her!

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Bright Future Dollars for Scholars expands its reach!


Bright Future Dollars for Scholars High School and College Scholarship Program

"We believe that, as in healthcare, prevention is one of the best practices in education for stopping students from academically falling behind."

                        --Reza Khastou                                                     

After a two-year period of research and evaluation, the Bright Future Dollars for Scholars Board of Directors has voted to extend its scholarship offerings not just to qualified high school seniors, but also to past Bright Future students and adult college students who are interested in the following career pathways:  Health Care, IT & Business, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Education.

Bright Future Dollars for Scholars is supporting qualified students at The Polytech

After twenty years of success helping high school students in Seattle and surrounding school districts to access community-college-based, industry-certificate programs, the Bright Future program closed, because of the closure of Seattle Vocational Institute.

In March of 2018, Reza Khastou, founder and director of the Bright Future program, applied for and received approval from Washington's Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to open and operate The Polytech, a private high school for students in grades 11 and 12.   

The Polytech is an evolution of the Bright Future Program. The school offers a combination of small-group and one-on-one instruction, college courses taken in partnership with local community colleges, internship experiences, and comprehensive case management services.  Polytech graduates can earn a high school diploma, college credits, an industry certificate, and gain work experience simultaneously, allowing for a seamless transition to adulthood with a successful career, and which could include additional college education.

In addition to standard college prep courses at the campus, The Polytech offers access to advanced studies in career pathways such as health care, education, engineering, and business and technology programs at the campuses of our college partners. 

Conveniently located in the Northgate area, The Polytech also offers a wide variety of support services, including tutoring, individual courses for credit, and career assessment and advising. Students who need a quiet structured place to catch up on projects and other assignments are invited to attend Drop-In Tutoring on Saturday mornings.

Visit our campus located at 540 NE Northgate Way, Suite D (behind Starbucks) and learn more about the innovative programming and creative options to complete a high school diploma, and meet our inspiring staff.

Description of Services Currently Available from Polytech

After school and Saturday tutoring at The Polytech

The Polytech offers tutoring in subjects such as English, math, science, and social studies by experienced teachers.

College & Career Readiness

The Polytech offers a College and Career Readiness course. 

 

For more information about career pathways and about The Polytech, contact Reza Khastou at <Reza.Khastou@thepolytech.com>.

If you would like to advocate for high school student access to vocational education, please contact us at <brightfuture.dfs@gmail.com>.