We want you!

We are excited to provide an educational opportunity for each and every 9th through 12th grade student in the Federal Way School District!  We continuously enroll with an application process highlighted on the application link on our homepage.  We genuinely look forward to discussing and exploring how our unique programs may offer you success in earning your high school diploma and preparing for life.  Continue reading

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Jostens Meeting with Seniors

Class of 15A representative from Jostens will be on campus meeting with Seniors on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 9:30am. Ordering information for the cap and gown and optional graduation supplies will be distributed. Seniors who are attending PSSC or Running Start and are unable to attend can pick up ordering information in the office on that afternoon or later. Please call our office at 253.945.5801 if you have any questions.

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Smarter Balanced Testing Coming to High School

This spring, Federal Way students in grades 3-8, 10 and 11 will take new state assessments. These are referred to as the Smarter Balanced Assessment and students across Washington state, and in many other states, will take them. The assessments measure student knowledge of the new state standards. This is the second year we have been teaching to these standards, which are often referred to as Common Core.

What is different about these assessments?

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Check Out Our Newsletter

The 2015 winter newsletter will be arriving in mailboxes soon. Don’t want to wait? Click below.

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Wondering how to pay for college? Come to the FAFSA Workshop

The Career Center will be hosting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshop on Wednesday, January 14th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at Truman.  Debbie Washington, the Career and College Specialist and Leslie Lizzarga from the University of Washington will be on hand to help with any questions about the application process.  If you have questions or need to know what documents to bring to the workshop, you may contact Debbie Washington at 253-945-5805.

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EOC Testing Begins

The testing season kicks-off with End of Course Assessments in Algebra on Tuesday,  Geometry on Wednesday and Biology Thursday. The EOC is only offered twice a year and passing is a WA State graduation requirement. Testing students should arrive promply by 8AM as late students may not be able to take the test.

Students who are not testing will have a regular school day and should be here on time.

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Upcoming Break Schedules

Happy-Thanksgiving2Thanksgiving Break Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 26:  Early dismissal at 12:05 pm. Buses will depart immediately after school releases.

Thursday – Friday, Nov. 27 & 28:  No school

Winter Break Schedule

Dec. 22 – Jan. 2:  No School

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See you @ 8am on Monday, Jan. 5

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We Scared Hunger

We Scare CansThe 3rd Annual We Scare Hunger food drive wrapped up and was a huge success!  LIFE Prep Flex and Career Academy students and families surpassed our goal and collected over 1300 non-perishable food items for the Multi Service Center.


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Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences will be held on Wednesday Night, Thursday, and Thursday Night.  Thursday and Friday are non-student days and their will be no school.  If your student would like to work on work, our Focus Lab will be available for students to work on work from 8:00am -6:00pm on Thursday, November 6th.  Your student will contact you on Monday or Tuesday to schedule your appointment.  We are excited for the process and look forward to student voice in sharing their current progress within their courses.  Any questions, please contact the main office 253-945-5800.  We look forward to seeing you!

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The Bloodmobile is coming on Tuesday, October 28.

At Truman, we’re proud of the fact that our blood drive participation rate is among the highest in the District. And next week, Bulldogs will have the chance to give again.

Students age 16 and over can sign up to donate on Friday at lunch.  Parent permission is required for 16 and 17 year olds. Those students should pick up a permission form on Friday and bring it with them on donation day.

In addition to the satisfaction of doing a good deed and saving lives, student donors will receive a fabulous thank you t-shirt from Cascade Regional Blood Services.


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Tonight – Life After High School. What’s right for you?

Come visit representatives from colleges, trade schools, specialty schools, trades offering apprenticeships, and most branches of the military to answer any questions you have about what’s next for the student in your family. There are also several information sessions on topics such as paying for college, selecting a private college, and differences between two-year and four-year colleges.

The event takes place from 6 – 8 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School. Life After High School is sponsored by Federal Way Public Schools High School Career and College Specialists.

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