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Delta High School

Delta High School develops students highly literate in science, technology, education and mathematics. Battelle and PNNL are founding partners of the public school which is successfully demonstrating 30 years of research on teaching and learning. PNNL invests in the sustainability of our future and our community through the efforts at Delta High School including:

  • Initiating and facilitating collaborations between PNNL scientists and engineers and Delta staff and students
  • Hosting Delta curriculum linked STEM events
  • Partnering with Delta staff for Professional Development opportunities
  • Supporting Delta efforts to expand the STEM footprint at other area schools
  • A science and engineering education consultant (or specialist) from PNNL's Office of STEM education provides expertise and technical assistance that fosters powerful linkages between Delta and PNNL.

Delta High Intern

SULI Intern

National Security Intern

HS Student Research Intern

Mentors Matter

The elements of STEM are woven into every subject at Delta High School reflecting their importance in today's world.  Delta students will direct their own learning and will engage in inquiry-, problem- and project-based learning. Read More

Delta High School Storybook

The elements of STEM are woven into every subject at Delta High School. Reflecting their importance in today's world, Delta students engage in inquiry-, problem-, and project-based learning and learn how to learn. Students have opportunities to incorporate their individual passions, experiences, and talents into their work. Supported by a rigorous curriculum and a dedicated staff, students at Delta learn together and from each other. They develop academic and personal skills by understanding how they learn best, working in teams, and producing high-quality outcomes. Delta High School has a rigorous and relevant STEM-focused program of study based on research from How People Learn from the National Research Council that seeks to prepare each student for career, college, and life success in a changing world.

Delta High School is supported by the Washington STEM Education Foundation, Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco School Districts, Columbia Basin College, Washington State University Tri-Cities, Battelle, and the Tri-Cities community.


For more information, please contact  ,  PNNL's STEM Educator-in-Residence