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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166


Maritime High School Proposed for Highline

Teenagers engage with a booth at the Duwamish River Festival.

Highline and the Port of Seattle have proposed a new high school focused on maritime jobs and environmentally-based career paths.  

Inspired by successful maritime schools in other regions in the country, the Port of Seattle commissioned a study into the feasibility of a new maritime high school for our region. The Port has allocated $100,000 to transition the initiative from a port-driven effort to a community-driven effort.  

The new maritime and ocean sciences school will connect students to project-based learning, preparing them for pathways into the trades, college and professional degrees.

While the school will be operated by Highline, we will partner closely with neighboring school districts. The school will be open to students from all schools in South King County’s Road Map region.

"Highline Public Schools stands ready to help create a magnet school that can serve all communities while providing students in the Duwamish a great learning platform to pursue their education in our region," said Superintendent Susan Enfield. "This is an exciting opportunity to expand our pathway options for students." 

Additional information about the new school will be shared in the coming months. Learn more on the Port of Seattle website.