When Faye LaFond began the process of registering for classes for this year, the Redmond High School (RHS) senior did not have any occupational credits, a graduation requirement for the Lake Washington School District (LWSD).
As she worked out her schedule, the only class that would fit and fulfill the requirement was Microsoft IT Academy (ITA), which teaches students how to use Microsoft Office on a more comprehensive level. The class also allows students to become Microsoft Office Specialist certified in three programs: Word, PowerPoint and Excel, with the options of becoming certified in Outlook and OneNote.
“It’s been so worth it,” said LaFond about what she has learned so far, pointing out that she was not initially motivated when she first signed up for…
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