Teachers & Counselors

You play a critical role in students’ lives and we want to work closely with you to ensure qualified and deserving candidates have this opportunity to further their education. We appreciate your support in identifying and encouraging students to apply for their local ITA program (Madison, Lac du Flambeau or Oneida). If asked by a student, we thank you for supporting them by submitting a recommendation letter and completing a Teacher or School Counselor Evaluation form. Your input will be kept confidential and will not be shared with the student or family. Thank you for helping students who will excel in the Information Technology Academy programs!

Teacher or School Counselor Evaluation

The evaluation form asks you to share information about the student in relation to his or her peers based on your professional experience.

Teacher Recommendation Letter

This confidential letter should discuss the student’s goals, level of motivation, attitude, and academic support needs. If the student is particularly weak or strong in any of the areas listed in the evaluation form, please elaborate in your recommendation letter. In your letter, please also provide any additional information that will give us a more complete picture of the student.

The 2018 ITA Teacher or School Counselor Recommendation and Evaluation will be available here in early 2018.

How to Submit Your Teacher or Counselor Evaluation and Recommendation Letter

The deadline for 2018 ITA applications is 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2018.

ITA strongly encourages online submission. Below are the steps for online submission:

  1. Students submit application materials to a school counselor.
  2. School counselors request access to ITA’s confidential online submission folder by emailing carrie.golden@wisc.edu or calling (608) 265-3145.
  3. School counselors create one PDF per student that includes that student’s complete application.
  4. Counselors upload PDFs of students’ applications to ITA’s confidential online submission folder.

If online submission is not possible, applicants and school counselors may fax student application materials to ITA at (608) 265-6453 or mail their application to ITA at 1210 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI 53706.

If you have questions, contact our Information Technology Academy program administrator via email or phone at (608) 265-3145.