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Information Technology Academy (ITA) is a pre-college program that provides high school students from the Lac du Flambeau, Madison, and Oneida communities and surrounding areas the opportunity to reach their full potential through hands-on technology coursework, college preparatory academics, and personal wellness development that supports their successful completion of high school and matriculation into higher education.

A primary goal of the ITA program is to prepare students to be competitive applicants for UW–‍Madison. Upon completion of the ITA program and acceptance to UW–‍Madison, graduates become People Scholars and are eligible to receive a 4-year, undergraduate, tuition-only scholarship to UW–‍Madison.


(Note: Being an ITA participant does not guarantee admission to UW–‍Madison or any post-secondary school. ITA is at no-cost to participants.)

Our Impact

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ITA began in 2000 with a small cohort of students in Madison, WI.

In 2013, ITA developed and launched ITA-Lac du Flambeau and ITA-Oneida to reach and serve more Native American students.

ITA now reaches approximately 180 first generation, underrepresented high school students from three cohorts in Lac du Flambeau, Madison, and Oneida.

519 students have successfully completed ITA.

  • 280 ITA graduates (53%) enrolled at UW-Madison.
  • 239 ITA graduates (46%) enrolled in 13 other post-secondary institutions.

Over 95% of ITA graduates have matriculated into post-secondary options.



  • ITA students, Samantha (top middle) and Owen (bottom right) pictured with their friends at the Madison Hmong New Year celebration.

    ITA Students Celebrate Hmong New Year

    By Liliana Teniente In honor of Hmong New Year, some ITA students set aside the weekend of November 4 and 5 to partake in the community’s Hmong cultural celebration where they said farewell to the …

  • ITA alumni, Paige Morningstar Skenandore

    ITA Alumni Highlight: Paige Morningstar Skenandore

    By Elias Moore-Barbosa Information Technology Academy (ITA) would like to highlight one of our very own ITA Alumnus, Paige Morningstar Skenandore. “Shekoli! Katsitsya’?tahts niyukyats. On^yote? okhale? wakenyaht^niwaki?talo.t^.” My name is Paige Morningstar Skenandore, and my …

  • Information Technology Academy welcomes Paula Rabideaux

    Information Technology Academy (ITA) is pleased to welcome Paula Rabideaux as a new Tribal Sites Manager. Kamewanukiw Paula Rabideaux is Turtle Clan from the Menominee Nation. She has degrees in American Indian Studies, Early Childhood …

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