From preschool through college, Kitsap County meets the educational needs of its residents. Kitsap is home to five public school districts with 76 schools and 36,000+ students. Additionally, nearly 2,500 students attend one of 32 private schools.
- Bainbridge Island School District
- Bremerton School District
- Central Kitsap School District
- North Kitsap School District
- South Kitsap School District
All Kitsap public high schools offer dual credit programs as well STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum under their CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs. Two districts provide a dual language (Spanish) program from K to 8 grades.
High school STEM courses include programs in: IT, cybersecurity, manufacturing, business, robotics, healthcare, gaming, aviation and culinary. Specialized courses may include sports medicine, CORE Plus aerospace and maritime, gaming animation, drones, and ASL. West Sound Technology Center, (technical skills center) serves the county high schools with a focus on CTE courses including construction, auto mechanics, 3d animation and welding.
Kitsap Regional Library supports early literacy in the pre-school years, engages in partnerships with our local school districts and offers its own innovative STEM program, BiblioTEC (based on a Paul G. Allen Family Foundation grant), which teaches computer coding, 3D design and robotics. KRL also supports area Chambers of Commerce, small businesses and non-profits with a dedicated research librarian.
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Olympic College (OC) is a public two-year community college that educates more than 10,000 students a year. Founded in 1946, the college has three campuses in Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Shelton and serves a population of 345,000 residents living in Kitsap and Mason Counties.
Degrees and Certificates
Olympic College helps students build skills for the next phase of their life or career through its numerous educational options. In addition, OC offers courses to update job skills, get job training, or simply as personal enrichment. OC offers numerous high demand programs including aerospace and advanced manufacturing, IT, business, healthcare, and industrial trades.
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Olympic College partners with Washington State University, Western Washington University and others to provide advanced degree options that prepare students for careers in growing fields.
These programs provide clear pathways to four-year degrees where students receive their Associate Degree from OC then transfer to partner programs offered locally, all without having to leave Kitsap County.
Through our partnerships in higher education, OC students can make a seamless transition into nationally recognized programs without the added expense and competitive enrollment process away from Kitsap County.
OC Poulsbo Degree Programs
- Business Administration, B.A.
- Business and Sustainability , B.A.
- Cybersecurity, B.S.
- Environmental Policy, B.A.
- Environmental Science, B.S.
- Multidisciplinary Studies, B.A.
OC Bremerton Degree, Certificate and Endorsement Programs
- Education, B.A.E. with Dual Endorsements in Elementary and Special Education
- Education, B.A.E. with P-3 teacher certification
- Educational Leadership, M.Ed. and Certifications
- Human Services, B.A.
Through our partnership with WSU, OC students can complete their engineering associate degree then complete the last two years of a four year mechanical or electrical engineering degree at our Bremerton campus.
UMass Global’s Bangor campus (formerly Brandman University) offers college degree programs for active military personnel, veterans and their families since 1969. Today, civilian students are also welcome to further their education. UMass Global provides year-round sessions and flexible formats. Most of our classes hold an on-campus session once a week while all other coursework is done online. Students have the benefit of in-person interactions with professors and classmates without interfering with work schedules.on to complete their four-year degree. The Naval Base Kitsap Bangor campus ensures military personnel and their families will have direct access to advisors and support staff.
Learn more: University of Massachusetts Global
Old Dominion University provides bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and Ph.D. programs right here in your home town on the Bremerton campus. For more information, visit Old Dominion University website or visit our ODU office on campus in the Engineering building across from the Bremer Student Center, or call the Community Engagement Assistant, Andrea Collier at 360-475-7280, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Learn More: ODU Online