Schools of Choice
Our schools of choice include:
- Highline Virtual Elementary
- Big Picture Schools
- CHOICE Academy
- Highline Virtual Academy
- Maritime High School
- Raisbeck Aviation High School
- The International Baccalaureate Programme at Mount Rainier High School
- WELS: Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service at Tyee High School
Applications are posted on each school's website. Students must submit a complete application during the application window. All completed applications will be processed in accordance with the admission process for schools requiring an application
Visit a school information night to learn more! Visit the campus, meet staff and learn about program details at a January information night.
The application window for the 2023-24 school year closed January 31, 2023 at 11:00 p.m. Learn more about the lottery process on our admissions page.
The following schools of choice will open applications for waitlist purposes following Spring Break.
- Big Picture Schools (6-12)
- CHOICE Academy (6-12)
- Maritime High School (9-10)
- Highline Virtual Academy (6-12)
- Highline Virtual Elementary (K-5)
2023-24 Application Timeline
- October 4: Application opened
- January 31: Application closed
- February 1: Schools begin reviewing applications
- March 1: Lottery
- March 3: Lottery results posted online
- April 10: Waitlists and applications reopen for Big Picture, CHOICE, HVA, Virtual Elementary, Maritime and WELS.
- April 1: Final student date to confirm acceptance
- Applications/waitlists remain open for Big Picture, CHOICE, HVA, Virtual Elementary, Maritime.
All neighborhood schools offer challenging coursework 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. You do not have to apply to your neighborhood school. Your student will automatically be assigned unless they are selected and confirm intent to attend a school of choice. Use our online tool to find your neighborhood school.