All schools listed on this page are publicly funded, and free to Seattle residents. Students are guaranteed a space only at their “attendance-area” high school. If interested in other schools, you will need to carefully read about their enrollment or application procedures. Last update: 2/27.
Schools to which most WMS students are automatically assigned
- Franklin High School (updated 1/25)
Pre-recorded video info session covers academic programs, athletics, support structures, college readiness programs, student clubs, and more. Student panel, too!
See the video.
Qs? Email Email Principal Andrew O’Connell or Assistant Principals Ericka Pollard and Jeff Lam.
SPS schools requiring “Open Enrollment” or other forms
–> Learn about Open Enrollment (“priority” deadline in 2021: Feb. 26)
- The Center School
SPS option school with a special focus on arts. Live open houses Wed., Jan. 20, and Mon., Jan. 25. Student Live Session at 6 pm; Parent Live Session at 7 pm.
–>Pre-recorded video presentations, tours, and links are on the website.
- Cleveland STEM High School
This SPS option on Beacon Hill features STEM curriculum and project-based learning. Learn more through pre-recorded videos and also a virtual live open house (Sat., Feb. 6, 11 am-12:30 pm) with Q&A with Counselors, Athletic Director, and Activities Coordinator, plus a panel with students.
See the videos and RSVP
- Nova High School
This SPS alternative school near Garfield HS provides non-graded competency, inquiry, project and problem-based instruction in which students apply their learning through application, performance, and portfolio-based assessment. Several types of live sessions: Jan. 9, 11, 26, 29 and 31, and Feb. 1, plus videos.
- Middle College High School
This SPS program provides Grades 9-10 honors-level, small-size classes sited at the UW and Seattle University. Students then attend full-time, enhanced Running Start (college credit courses) in Grades 11-12. Open houses Jan. 26, 4:30-5:30 pm (Zoom link), and Feb. 2, 6-7 pm (Zoom link).
- Seattle Skills Center
This program offers career and technical education that complements enrollment in a separate high school. Aerospace, automotive technology, manufacturing, construction trades, culinary arts, firefighting, and video game design are just a few of the options. A summer semester is available, and incoming 9th-graders are eligible. Application required. (Usually becomes available in February).
- Other SPS high schools and programs
Non-SPS schools requiring applications or other action
- Rainier Valley Leadership Academy
This publicly funded charter school in South Seattle provides an anti-racist collaborative community and rigorous education.
- Raisbeck Aviation High School
Seattle students can enter a lottery for spots in this Highline School District aviation-oriented high school. Application deadline: Jan. 31. A recorded information night presentation covers how to apply, RAHS’s curriculum, extra-curricular activities and more.
- Summit Schools
Summit Atlas (West Seattle) and Summit Sierra High School (International District) are publicly funded charter schools featuring project-based coursework, student-directed learning and 1:1 student-teacher mentorship. Last virtual live event before application deadline: Wed., Feb. 24, 6-7:30 pm. Meet school leaders, teachers, and current families.
Summit Atlas: Further info and signup form for links
Summit Sierra: Further info | Signup form for links