A lottery was held on March 1 to select students for our schools and programs that require an application. This includes CHOICE Academy, Big Picture Schools, Highline Virtual Academy, Maritime High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School, Highline Virtual Elementary at Seahurst Elementary School, the International Baccalaureate (IB) program offered at Mount Rainier High School and the Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service program at Tyee High School.
When there are more applicants than can be admitted, students are selected by lottery from the pool of eligible candidates. To be eligible, students submitted an application by January 31.
The admissions process is designed to accommodate the growing number of applications while maintaining each school or program's educational quality.
If you are selected in the lottery, you will be invited to a commitment conversation meeting. Your assignment will not be finalized until that meeting occurs and you confirm your intent to attend. You may be instructed to complete additional steps once you confirm your intent to attend.
You must confirm your intent and schedule your meeting before April 1, 2023.
Your seat will be offered to another student on the waitlist if you fail to confirm your intent and schedule your meeting by the deadline. Students will be pulled from the waitlist following spring break starting April 10, 2023.
See the list of students selected starting in the 2023-24 school year. This list includes students who are waitlisted in the order their names were drawn in the lottery. This list is not updated as students are pulled from the waitlist. Please contact your school if you have any questions.