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.

Schools to which most WMS students are automatically assigned.

–> Find your student’s attendance-area high school
–> Learn about assignment options for HC students

  • Garfield High School
    Info session: To be announced
    Further info

Schools requiring “Open Enrollment” form

–> Learn about Open Enrollment (“priority” deadline in 2021 is Feb. 19)

  • The Center School
    This SPS option school with special focus on arts will host virtual 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.
    Further info
  • 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) that includes 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.
    Further info
  • 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, 4:30-5:30pm (Zoom link), and Feb. 2, 6-7pm (Zoom link).
    Further info

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.
    Further info
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School
    Seattle students enroll in this Highline School District aviation-oriented high school via a lottery. Applications are due by Jan. 31. A recorded information night presentation covers how to apply, RAHS’s curriculum, extra-curricular activities and more.
    Further info.
  • 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. Next virtual live event is 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