• Free Summer Meals Available for All Children

    All children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline Public Schools student to participate.

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  • Tyee Transition Update

    We want to share what has been happening on the Tyee campus as we prepare to unify as one high school in fall 2017.

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  • Help Plan Future School Bonds

    Highline Public Schools is looking for community members to help complete the district’s long-range facilities plan, monitor the progress of school construction and assist with planning boundary adjustments. If that sounds like you, submit your name for the Highline Capital Facilities Advisory Committee.

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  • Student Housing Questionnaire

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act in effect since 1987 is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children and youth as "individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

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  • Tim Schlosser Selected as New Tyee Principal

    We are pleased to announce that Tim Schlosser has been selected as the new principal for Tyee High School staring July 1. Tim is currently principal at Highline Big Picture Schools.

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The Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment is an intellectually vibrant learning community in which students and adults engage in real world issues of social justice and are empowered to use their voice to contribute to society and become active citizens. Through these authentic, community-based experiences, students are developing 21st Century skills in order to be prepared for college, the careers of the future and to navigate our complex world.

*At ACE, an intellectually vibrant learning community
  • Takes place in the classroom and beyond the school walls
  • Is experiential, relevant, rigorous and integrated
  • Students, staff and the community learn in partnership

At ACE, 21st Century Skills focus on
  • Collaboration
  • Technology literate and able to adapt to new and emerging technologies
  • Development of adaptive intellectual behaviors
  • Information literacy, including researching and creating knowledge

At ACE, Social Justice means
  • Engaging in a democratic process
  • Investigating complex social, political and environmental issues from various perspectives
  • Honoring all voices and speaking for those who do not have a voice*
ACE works with a variety of organizations & agencies. They are Treehouse, NAVOS, Health Point, Ruth Dykeman, Consejo, Planned Parenthood & the TOP program, College Success Foundation, Career Link, Aventa Online School, PSSC & the VITAL program, Camp Waskowitz, the Y, Project Ready @ Seattle Pacific University, AVID, and College in the High School.


  • Nicole Fitch Welcome ACE High School students, parents, guardians, and families,

    It is an honor to welcome you to ACE for the 2016-2017 school year.  Our talented staff are prepared to support your rigorous academic needs throughout the months ahead as your child prepares for graduation.  Last school year we saw a gain in the graduation rate for our school, and we are committed to providing opportunities for students to catch up and get back on track so they can graduate in four years with their peers. See your counselor for more details if you need support.

    At ACE, we continue to strengthen our community by building positive relationships through our advisory program, Empowerment, our PBIS strategies, and a vast array of after school clubs and activities. We also have nearly twenty community partnerships who provide resources and acceleration opportunities for all of our students.  Even with all of this help, we can’t do it without you, our families. I’d like to personally invite you to become a volunteer on campus by contacting our front office and joining our campus during lunch or dismissal on the days that work for you. Please reach out to us for volunteering, with questions, or with concerns by calling 206.631.6400.


    Nicole Fitch 


About Us

Academy of Citizenship & Empowerment (ACE)
at the Tyee Educational Complex
4424 South 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188


Office Hours
6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

School Hours (Monday-Thursday)
7:25 a.m. - 2:05 p.m.

Early Release Days (Friday)

7:25 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Nicole Fitch

Assistant Principal
Philip Willenbrock

Athletic Director & Campus Manager
Justin Kesterson

Office Manager
Gail Korakis

Office Assistant & Attendance

Emily Gronvold

Office Assistant and School Communication
Lisa Courter

Registrar, Student Records & Transcripts
Kidist Tasisa

Bookkeeper, Athletic Fees & Student Fine Accounts

Caitlin Perales



  • 2017 Remarkable Grads

    The Class of 2017 inspires us daily by demonstrating perseverance, empathy and excellence. The two seniors profiled here are examples of the outstanding young adults graduating from Highline ready for college, career and citizenship.

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  • 2017-18 School Calendar Now Online

    District leadership and the Highline Education Association (HEA) have agreed on a calendar for the 2017-18 school year. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes.

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  • Give Your Opinion, Win a $40 Gift Card

    This is your chance to tell us how we are doing with communicating what you need and want to know. Help us do better by taking an online survey by Friday, May 5.

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  • Register for Summer Learning Opportunities

    Make up credits and keep your mind active during summer break through one of our summer learning opportunities for students. Now is the time to register and secure your spot.

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  • High School Schedule Stays for Now

    Highline high schools will stay on the current six-period semester schedule for the time being. Like many other districts, the district was considering a new schedule starting in September 2018 to accommodate new state graduation requirements.

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Unifying Tyee

One School, One Principal

Planning & Construction

Keeping Our Promise