Maritime High School
Maritime High School is a new small high school opening in September 2021 with its first 9th-grade class. Maritime is a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools, Northwest Maritime Center, Port of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, with many community and industry partners engaged to support our students.
Student learning will center on the environment, marine science, and maritime careers working on or near the water. To do this, students will engage in integrated projects, learning across all high school content areas.
A typical week at Maritime will include time in the classroom, virtual (distance) instruction from home, and frequent field experiences and boat-based learning. In the 11th- and 12th-grade years, students will participate in internships to gain workforce skills and knowledge.
Students will engage in project-based learning, working with teachers, community partners and industry experts in hands-on experiences; an innovative transcript will demonstrate their learning across all academic subject areas.
By graduation, students will have skills to launch a Maritime career, and will also be ready to continue studying in a 2 or 4-year college. Regardless of a student’s life path, attendance in this school will increase their understanding of the natural world, increase their competency in practical skills, and offer them a greater awareness of the career opportunities of the sea and beyond.
Student Information Sessions
Information sessions for Maritime High School have passed. Please view the below information session recording.
Find information on why we are transitioning classes on Monday, March 1 and resources to support your student.
Starting March 1, our meal distribution will change. Families can choose to pick-up pre-ordered meal kits on Mondays or Wednesdays. We will no longer provide daily meals.
While the transition to hybrid in-person learning will start with our youngest learners, we want everyone to be prepared for when it's their turn to go back to school. What should students expect when going to school in-person? What do families need to know? Our safety expectations and plan are based on current information from local, state and federal public health agencies. Each layer of protection keeps us safer.
Check out this important update for elementary families about online registration, change in assignment process, transportation and photo opt out.
Please return to this website as more information is posted and events are planned.
Contact Heather Seely
If you are an incoming 9th-grade student and interested in applying to Maritime High School for the 2021-2022 school year, please fill out and submit this form. We will reach out to you with additional information on space availability in late April.
How to Apply
Applications for Maritime High School closed on January 31.
The school will be housed at the Olympic Interim Site in Des Moines.
Olympic Interim Site
615 S 200th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198