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Maritime High School

animated boat in water
students on a boat
students on a sail boat

Interested in Maritime?

If you are an incoming 9th-grade student and interested in applying to Maritime High School for the 2021-2022 school year, you can apply for admission through Schoolmint.

Admissions

About 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 CenterPort of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, with many community and industry partners engaged to support our students.

Student Learning

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. 

News

Seeking Student Voice

We want to hear and learn from students. Does your student have something to share about their experience as a student in Highline? We are seeking students to share their experiences at the 2021 Highline Equity Symposium on Tuesday, August 24. 

Happy School Nurse Day

This week we’re celebrating our school nurses! This year especially we want to shout from the rooftop: THANK YOU! School nurses serve our students in managing complex conditions, identifying mental health issues, leveling the field with regard to health disparities, and now, testing, tracking cases and vaccinating staff.

Bow Lake student in the classroom during hybrid learning.

Next fall, we plan to reopen schools for in-person instruction five full days a week for students in Pre-K through grade 12, as long as public health authorities continue to support in-person learning. 

As recommended by the CDC and Washington State Department of Health, we will require three-foot distancing, face masks and other safety measures. Families will be able to choose a remote option.

animated boat in water

Maritime High School offers a new way to learn - beyond the walls of the classroom. Check out this video from our partner Northwest Maritime Center.

Please return to this website as more information is posted and events are planned.

Questions?

Contact Heather Seely


Principal

Tremain Holloway 


Address

The school will be housed at the Olympic Interim Site in Des Moines.

Olympic Interim Site
615 S 200th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198


Maritime Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter sent to our Maritime High School community.

MArch NEwsletter