Through NSTA, you'll find leading resources for excellence in teaching and learning and experience growth through robust professional development. Plus you'll meet colleagues across all science disciplines, all grade bands and teaching stages, from the newest teacher to the veteran administrator, who share a passion for science education.
Give your school's science instruction the advantage of a powerful national network.
The Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) is a full-time, dual credit, early college program designed exclusively for Washington State Running Start (juniors and seniors in high school) students. Students in ORCA are together as a cohort for two years, at the end of which they will earn an Associate’s Degree in Arts and Sciences from Everett Community College and a high school diploma from their sponsoring high school. In just four years of operation, ORCA at Everett Community College has become a model of success in education reform, particularly in the use of real-world science as the platform for inquiry-based learning. As the early college initiative garners national attention (Hoffman and Vargas 2007), ORCA’s powerful teaching and learning serves as a replicable model for both community colleges and high schools, as any regional focus can provide opportunities for in-depth study and community engagement.
$3.49 - Nonmembers