School Mission

Vision

To be the premier public high school of choice for students in King County and the region who wish to pursue their passion for aviation and aerospace in a learning environment that prepares them for higher education, citizenship, and work.

Mission

To prepare all students for college, career and citizenship through a personalized, rigorous and relevant learning experience that is facilitated in the context of aviation and aerospace.

Guiding Principles 

Personalization

Every student is known well, respected and appreciated. A diverse learning community, built on powerful relationships, ensures that the emotional and intellectual needs of students are met.

Relevance

Teachers and students engage in authentic, in-depth learning experiences in the context of real-world aviation and aerospace. Learning occurs in a coherent manner through challenging inquiry and project-based curriculum.

Collaboration

Students, teachers and other stakeholders spend time together in a joint intellectual effort. Teachers plan and learn together through professional development. Students and teachers exercise choice and make decisions in all elements of school life.

High Expectations & Continuous Assessment

Students meet high academic standards through a rigorous course of study. Teachers are relentless in helping students monitor, evaluate, reflect upon and guide their own thinking. Students and teachers take thoughtful risks to experience extraordinary results in learning. On-going assessments provide data that inform the continuous improvement of instruction.

Partnerships

Learning takes place inside the school and out, in cooperation with community, business and higher education partners. Partnerships provide human talent, facilities, technology and other resources necessary to prepare students for the ever-changing world of work and education.