The application window for the 2023-24 school year closed January 31, 2023 at 11:00 p.m. Learn more about the lottery process on our admissions page.
The following schools of choice will open applications for waitlist purposes following Spring Break.
- Big Picture Schools (6-12)
- CHOICE Academy (6-12)
- Maritime High School (9-10)
- Highline Virtual Academy (6-12)
- Highline Virtual Elementary (K-5)
The application window is open from October through January for the upcoming school year. Our application reopens after spring break each year for enrollment through a waitlist if space is available.
Join the Waitlist Waitlist opens after Spring Break for the 2023-34 school year. The waitlist is open for the current school year.
During our application down time, you can submit an interest form. We will reach out to you with information when our application reopens.
Out-of-district students are considered on a space-available basis. Highline Public Schools students will be prioritized. If you're interested in attending HVA, please submit an application in SchoolMint.
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Deadline for priority applications should be submitted by February 22.
2023-24 Application Timeline
- October 4: Application opened
- January 31: Application closed
- February 1: Schools begin reviewing applications
- March 1: Lottery
- March 3: Lottery results posted online
- April 10: Waitlists and applications reopen for Big Picture, CHOICE, HVA, Virtual Elementary, Maritime and WELS.
- April 1: Final student date to confirm acceptance
- Applications/waitlists remain open for Big Picture, CHOICE, HVA, Virtual Elementary, Maritime.