In 2013, ITA Oneida was established and in 2017 the first cohort graduated.
Participation in ITA Oneida requires a significant time commitment. Incoming ITA Oneida students attend a two-week, summer technology day camp held in the Lac du Flambeau community. Students who successfully complete the camp are inducted into the three-year program and receive a personal laptop. During the school year, scholars participate in several weekend cohort meetings, in addition to weekly online academic, pre-college and technology coursework. Each spring, students join their ITA Madison and ITA Lac du Flambeau counterparts during a visit to the UW-Madison campus for a conference. During the summer before junior year, students complete another two-week day camp in the Oneida community. Before senior year, ITA Oneida students complete paid internships in which they apply their technology skills and interests by working in real-world settings across campus, and they join their counterparts from Madison and Lac du Flambeau for a one-week residential camp on UW-Madison’s campus in which they take technology, leadership, and college preparation courses.
Over the three years of the program, ITA Oneida students develop a technology portfolio, receive tutoring and mentoring, and participate in leadership and outreach events.
ITA seeks participation from diverse students from the Oneida Nation and Green Bay area school districts who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must show academic potential, technology interest, and a willingness to commit to the program. Each year in early February, ITA Oneida accepts applications from eligible ninth graders until an early March deadline. It is a competitive program and only accepts 15 students per year.
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