Welcome to Truman High School!
Truman High School is the home of three different programs. The first if these programs is an alternative high school program called Career Academy @ Truman High School. We have approximately 160-175 students. We have 12 teachers working with our students in a variety of subject areas including a significant amount of career and technical education classes (CTE). Our students work to complete a portfolio of their best work to demonstrate their abilities in meeting the equivalent of the state minimum credit requirements (20 credits). If you are interested in our school please consider participating in a future informational session or stop by and meet with one our support staff.
Another program operating within Truman High School is the Internet Academy. The Internet Academy’s principal is Ron Mayberry, 253-945-2110. The Internet Academy is the oldest online program in the nation having started in 1996. The Internet Academy works with students K-12 and serves both part-time and full-time students. Internet Academy has 12 full-time teachers plus another 12 part-time teachers working throughout the school year. In most years Internet Academy will work with over 1800 students including the summer session. The Internet Academy provides a great opportunity for students to get ahead, make up credits, replace traditional schooling and work from home, or even augment your regular school or home school schedule.
Our third program is called the International Academy. The Internal Academy is is run by Regina Hauptmann and it operates in the afternoon on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-6:00 pm. This program serves ESL students and helps those students earn additional credits. These students attend another Federal Way School during the day and this program in the afternoon.
Another great addition to our school campus is the Truman Community Garden. Our students have had a hand in creating the garden but it is really part of the overall plan in Federal Way of having many community gardens throughout Federal Way. The first of these gardens is located at the Senior Center in Federal Way. Mike Stanley is really the heart and passion of this project. Mike also co-teaches with Dawn Brown a class in our Career Academy program called Gardening Science.
In encourage you to come volunteer in the garden. Mike is always working in the garden on Saturday from 9:00 to noon and he is always looking for more volunteers.