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.
- Franklin High School (updated 1/15)
Video info session on Jan. 20 (time, link TBA) will cover academic programs, athletic opportunities, support structures, college readiness programs, student clubs, and more.
Website is to have further info or email Email Principal Andrew O’Connell or Assistant Principals Ericka Pollard and Jeff Lam.
- Garfield High School
Info session: To be announced
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.
- 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.
- 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).
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 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.
- 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