Students leaving FWPA after 10th grade have a number of options available to them. Here are the most frequently chosen options for Life after FWPA. Families and students should view the information provided in the High School and Beyond plans when deciding their next steps. Review the plan by visiting the OSPI website for state requirements and guidance
or learn more about Federal Way specific options
Traditional High School
Students can attend their home school or choice transfer into a high school of their request. Click on the high school below to find out more about each school.
Federal Way Public Schools High Schools include:
Special Programs in FWPS:
Advanced Placement is available at some level at all High Schools
Cambridge Program at FWHS
FWPS is an extension of the University of Cambridge Preparatory
system. Federal Way High School
offers Cambridge Pathway coursework. The Cambridge Pathway focuses on an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced study for scholars. It aims to encourage the skills of independent search and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity, and the application of knowledge and skills.
International Baccalaureate Program at TJHS
The IB Diploma Program
is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students, normally aged 16 to 19, for success at university and life beyond. The program is normally taught over two years and has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Thomas Jefferson High School
has been an authorized IB Diploma school continuously since 1999. Download a copy of the TJHS IB Handbook
grade students can participate in Running Start through their HOME high school to earn both high school and college credits. They generally attend Highline
or Green River Community College
. They can enroll part or full time as a Running Start student. This process is done in partnership with their high school counselor. See details for each individual high school at the links below:
Puget Sound Skills Center
The University of Washington Early Entrance Programs
The UW Academy
, created in 2001 in partnership with the University of Washington Honors Program, is an early university admission opportunity for 10th grade students in Washington State. Every year, a small cohort of up to thirty-five academically advanced and highly motivated students are admitted to the UW Academy. Students apply to the program during their 10th grade year, and if accepted, withdraw from high school at the end of 10th grade to enroll as freshmen at the University of Washington. At the Robinson Center, UW Academy students find a community of like-minded peers and an experienced staff who can help them to make the most of their time at the UW. The application process opened November 15. The application is due March 7th, 2022 at 5pm.