Kindergarten Fall 2017


  • Register for Summer School 2017

    We are excited to offer summer programing for all students entering grades 9-12. This is an exciting opportunity for students to stay busy over summer break, learn something new, make up credits and have fun!

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  • Upcoming 'Sexual Consent Campaign’ and student survey

    We will be surveying all 7-12 students the week of April 17-21 and we need to inform parents about this survey. We do not need parent permission (i.e. signature) to administer this survey but students can ‘opt out.’ See letters after clicking this link.

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  • NEW! Biomedical Research & Global Health Program

    PSSC is excited to introduce a new program in partnership with Seattle Children's Research Institute. The Biomedical Research & Global Health program is intended to help prepare students for the many different career opportunities in biomedical research and health care.

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  • Grad Returns to PSSC with a Trade & a Job

    Pedro Montoya discovered his love for carpentry while attending Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC). The 2015 graduate is now paying it back by helping to build the school's new state-of-the-art learning center.

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  • Scholarships Available at PSSC

    There are several scholarships available to PSSC students. Now is the time to apply. See the list of scholarships here.

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  • PSSC Receives $10,000 Grant

    Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in power tools, awarded PSSC with a $10,000 grant to fund improvements to the Auto Body Technology program. We will use the funds purchase new equipment and supplies, and provide instructor training.

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  • Hiring Fair on May 31

    Save the date! We will host a Hiring Fair on Wednesday, May 31 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. We will have over 30 businesses and trades at the fair. Please bring your resume and a good attitude.

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  • Puget Sound Skills Center Video

    Watch our new video created by students about the Puget Sound Skills Center!

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  • Educating Students in NYC with Style

    A group of PSSC students in the Fashion Design & Marketing​​ program just returned from a weeklong trip to New York City to study the fashion industry and interior design.

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  • Check Out the 2017-18 Course Guide

    Your future starts here! At PSSC, you can earn college credit, industry certification, and high school credit. Our instructors are industry leaders and offer hands-on training. Check out our 2017-18 Course Guide to see the exciting list of courses we offer at PSSC.

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  • Students & Administrators Visit Olympia

    Students and administrators visited Olympia for a Career & Technical Education Leadership event on February 1. This visit is a yearly activity that gives us an opportunity to thank our legislators and to also inform them of the impacts of current legislation and future needs.

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  • Message from Principal/Director Moorhead

    Please read this message fro students, parents, and families from Principal/Director Todd Moorhead.

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  • Third Session Now Offered at PSSC

    Interested in learning a career and earning extra credit without changing your high school schedule? Then try Third Session at the Puget Sound Skills Center!

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  • Dine at the Class Act Restaurant

    The Class Act Restaurant is run by high school students at the Puget Sound Skills Center. The restaurant is open Wednesday - Friday for breakfast and lunch.

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  • PSSC Annual Action Plan 2016-17

    PSSC’s mission is to have all students be college and career prepared, as well as have them be productive citizens of the world. Our long term strategic plan and annual action plan reflect this intent.

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Our mission: Preparing our students with skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and citizenship.


Todd Moorhead Dear Families,

Welcome to Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC). We serve students in 18 college and career preparation programs. Our mission is to prepare each of our students for success in college, a meaningful career, and global citizenship. Our dedicated teaching and support staff strongly believe in and support the PSSC mission by knowing each student by name, strength, and interest.

We work in partnership with Highline, Federal Way, Tukwila, and Tahoma School Districts, serving 22 partner high schools in two daily sessions. Additionally, we have created a third session for after-school students who want to experience one of our programs outside their regular school schedule. Please call us if you are interested in exploring the opportunities our career and technical education programs have to offer. We can schedule a personalized tour for you.

We have strong relationships with local businesses, community groups, civic organizations and parents. Please feel free to stop by and visit with us to see how our teachers, support staff, and administration team are preparing students for their future endeavors. Read more about PSSC here.

Todd Moorhead

About Us

Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148

School Hours
7:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Office Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Todd Moorhead

Office Manager
Ardieta Gunstone

Cheryl Lynch-Clevenger



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    We want to know if you are getting the information you want and need about our schools, the way you want to get it. Tell us what you think. Then enter our drawing for a $40 gift card. Find out more.

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  • Seeking Family Action Committee Nominations

    The Superintendent's Family Action Committee works to strengthen our partnerships with families. We are currently seeking nominations for this important committee.

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  • Weigh in on High School Schedule Changes

    High school course schedules will change in September 2018 to help students meet new state graduation requirements. Come to a meeting to learn about schedule options and give your feedback.

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  • Supporting Immigrant Students

    We recognize that actions taken by the White House, including a new executive order restricting immigration and orders to increase immigration enforcement, are unsettling to many of our families. We want to reiterate our commitment to our students’ safety. We will do everything in our power to keep our students safe at school.

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  • We Heard You! Here's What We Learned

    It's time for us to share what we heard in a recent online community conversation. Nearly 700 people shared their priorities, ideas, and concerns with us.

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