Seattle Public Schools

High School, Postsecondary, and Career Planning

High Schools with Continuous Enrollment

High School Option Schools with Continuous Enrollment


BRIDGES program is designed for young adults with disabilities ages 18-21 who continue to need special education services outside of a 9th-12th grade setting/curriculum in order to meet their own unique post-secondary transition goals. Certificated special education teachers, with training in functional special education services, are delivery case managers. Read more about BRIDGES.

Interagency Academy

Interagency Academy is network of small, alternative high schools spread out across Seattle designed to support students who need different supports than comprehensive schools offer. Interagency sites include Youth Education Program (YEP), Alder Academy, Opportunity Skyway, Southwest at Youngstown, University District Youth Center (UDYC), Metrocenter YMCA, Southeast Academy, Orion, Ryther Center, SeaMar, YWLA, Columbia, Int Open Doors, Southwest YFS, Youth Care Bridge, Casa de los Amigos, KC Juvenile Detention, and KC Jail. Students transitioning from long-term placements in these facilities will be supported by Interagency. Read more about Interagency Academy.

Learning Center Seattle

Learning Center Seattle (LCS) is an Open Doors youth reengagement program for youth and young adults ages 16-21 who are off track to graduate on time or no longer in school. LCS prepares students through a self-paced GED program and provides instruction, tutoring, and wraparound community supports along the way. Once a student earns their GED, students can take college classes tuition-free at any of the Seattle colleges up to an Associate’s degree.

Middle College High School

MCHS is a continuous enrollment option school for students who want to earn credits for a high school diploma and prepare for higher education in a small, caring environment, which includes three unique schools, located in James Baldwin Mall, the Seattle U campus and UW campus. Each school offers core (i.e. Math, History, Language Arts, and Science) high school academic subjects that meet district requirements to graduate. Read more about Middle College.

Nova High School

Nova provides a strong academic program within a competency and project-based teaching and learning system, performance-based assessment, seminar-style course, multi-level classes, and independent study. In addition to learning individual and social responsibility, Nova students design their own programs of study within an interdisciplinary non-graded structure. Read more about Nova.

Seattle World School

Seattle World School is Seattle Public Schools culturally and linguistically diverse school for newcomer secondary students (ages 11-20). The school has a specialized on-site health center, enrollment center, and family support center. Families are supported to participate in their student’s education and reinforce their academic success. All students have access to extended day academic programs, extracurricular activities, and tutoring six days a week. Read more about Seattle World School.

Alan T. Sugiyama High School

Alan T. Sugiyama High School provides a small school setting focused on project-based learning. Other programs include AVID and credit retrieval as well as a GRADS program which offers an opportunity to take classes with other teen parents and learn how to make the first step to a career and successful family life. Read more about Alan T. Sugiyama High School.

For more information

To learn more about our optional high school programs, please contact the respective school site directly or speak with a school counselor.

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