Program Overview

Are you in high school and undecided about college? Start your college courses early with SVI and learn a trade. Bright Future students are dually enrolled at both their high school and SVI.

Course work completed at SVI counts toward both high school graduation requirements as well as a professional / technical certification from SVI.

Report: Bright Future Performance Report

Which vocational programs can I enroll in at SVI?

Qualified students can enroll in the following professional and technical programs:

  • Allied Health Division
  • Business Computers Division
  • The Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training
  • The School of Cosmetology

Our Bright Future program was a winner of the KCTS Golden Apple Award for Educational Excellence. Recognized as 2009 Governor’s Best Practice Award in Partnership with Health Careers for Youth Grant.

What are the benefits of the Bright Future Program?

  • We provide academic and career assessments for every student.
  • We encourage students in planning for additional higher education.
  • We create long-term, individual education plans.
  • We provide intensive case management, including classroom progress checks, grade and attendance checks, daily contact with students, and regular communication with high schools.
  • We assist students in securing scholarships, daycare, and housing as needed.
  • We support students in their work-based learning component.
  • We help graduating students pursue their careers.

Does Bright Future cost money?

Tuition is free for Bright Future students who attend SVI. We will waive the fees for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. You are responsible for the cost of transportation, books, uniforms and supplies. Financial assistance through BF Dollars for Scholars is available if you qualify.

Note: Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 each quarter (3.0 or greater in the Allied Health Division) and must maintain regular attendance.

Who is the typical Bright Future student?

All Running Start qualified high school students are eligible to participate in the Bright Future program.

  • College-bound students who want to gain knowledge and job experience to help with future costs and academic plans.
  • Students who want to work full-time in a skilled position after high school.
  • Students who are behind in earning their high school credits. Bright Future students earn high school credits for their work at SVI.

Admission Policies

High school students with junior or senior status are qualified to apply to the Bright Future program. Students must also obtain high school and Bright Future counselor approval for admission. Call the Bright Future office at 206.934.6304 for additional information.