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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Apply Soon to High Schools of Choice

Apply Soon to High Schools of Choice

You Have Choices! 

Your neighborhood school offers challenging coursework with electives to your learning experience. In addition, Highline offers Choice Schools. 

Choice Schools offer a variety of alternative program options, each with their own specialized focus. There are seven choice high schools and programs. Each school provides you with unique opportunities to develop skills and explore interests in the environment that’s right for you. Explore an interest in-depth or tap into a new way of learning.

The application window for secondary schools of choice closes January 31 at 11:00 p.m. 

Learn more about our Schools of Choice, including the enrollment process and timeline.

Schools of Choice Information Nights

CHOICE Academy | Grades 6-12

CHOICE offers an extended learning experience through middle and high school years characterized by academic achievement, powerful instruction, student growth and social development. Students can participate in college level coursework, Running Start and Puget Sound Skill Center. Our environment is safe, supportive, and focused on educating and preparing students for college and career.

  • Tuesday, January 10, 6:00 p.m.
  • CHOICE Academy: 18367 8th Avenue South

Highline Virtual Academy | Grades 6-12

The Highline Virtual Academy is a flexible learning model that provides opportunities for a blend of self-paced learning and school-directed structures. It is an all remote school. Students who thrive in independent, online learning are good candidates. Staff build relationships and engage students in social-emotional support with students with one-on-one experiences. 

  • Wednesday, January 11, 6:00 p.m.
  • On Zoom

Raisbeck Aviation High School | Grades 9-12

Raisbeck offers a specialized, hands-on, project-based learning curriculum focused on aviation and aerospace related content. Students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering or math education and a career pathway related to aviation, aerospace and space exploration are ideal candidates. 

  • Thursday, January 12, 6:00 p.m.
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School: 9229 East Marginal Way South

Maritime High School | Grades 9-11

Maritime High School connects students to project-based learning centered on the environment, marine science and maritime careers and opens doors to college. The school’s STEM-focused approach allows students to spend increased time out of the classroom—learning by doing and experiencing the maritime world first-hand. The learn-by-doing approach provides engaging, professional opportunities to inspire students into career pathways and teach important life skills to help them achieve their dreams.

  • Wednesday, January 18, 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 25, 6:00 p.m.
  • Maritime High School Library: 615 S 200th St

International Baccalaureate Programme | Grades 9-12

International Baccalaureate is an internationally-recognized, college-prep program emphasizing the development of independent learners, critical thinkers, and strong writers with a global perspective. This program is located at Mount Rainier High School.

  • Thursday, January 19, 6:00 p.m. 
  • Mount Rainier High School: 22450 19th Avenue South

Waskowitz Environmental Leadership & Service | Grades 10-11

WELS is an innovative project-based program that offers an interdisciplinary, small learning community with a theme of environmental leadership and service. WELS students are active members of their learning community and serve as role models for sixth-grade students while at camp. This program is located at Tyee High School. 

  • Thursday, January 26, 6:00 p.m.
  • Tyee High School: 4424 South 188th Street

Big Picture Schools | Grades 6-12

Big Picture starts with your interests and builds the curriculum around that. You’ll create your own individualized learning plan. Most of your learning will happen through projects. You’ll work closely with a small advisory group that stays together multiple years, and two days a week you’ll pursue internships in real world settings related to your interests. 

  • Monday, January 30, 6:00 p.m.
  • Big Picture Cafeteria: 440 South 186th Street

Neighborhood High School Information Nights

All neighborhood schools offer a variety of challenging coursework, taught by highly-skilled teachers, with electives to enhance the learning experience. We encourage you to get to know your neighborhood school—explore its website and all it has to offer.

Highline High School

Tuesday, January 17, 6:00 p.m.
Highline High School: 225 South 152nd Street

Mount Rainier High School

Thursday, January 19, 6:00 p.m.
Mount Rainier High School: 22450 19th Avenue South

Evergreen High School

Tuesday, January 24, 6:00 p.m.
Evergreen High School: 830 SW 116th Street

Tyee High School

Thursday, January 26, 6:00 p.m.
Tyee High School: 4424 South 188th Street

Not sure what your neighborhood school is? Input your address to our school search tool to find your neighborhood school. Neighborhood schools do not require an application. Students are automatically assigned unless students enroll in a choice school.