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A student picks up a device at school.

Does your student need a device to use at home during the school closure? We have one for you to use. Over the next several days, we will be hosting device pick-up sessions at our schools. 

High Schools to Stick With 6-Period Schedule

High school students and teachers will continue to use a 6-period schedule for the foreseeable future, rather than switching to a 5-period trimester system. Here's why....

We are pleased to announce a new leader for Big Picture. With the help of feedback from families, students and staff, Jeff Petty has been selected to serve as the new principal. 

Lottery Results

A lottery was held on March 2 to select students for our secondary schools that require an application or a program transfer. This includes CHOICE Academy, Big Picture Schools, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program offered at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS).

Chinook student in class.

In fall 2019, we launched a new middle school math curriculum to ensure students have the foundational skills necessary to be successful in algebra and beyond.

Lisa Escobar

Big Picture Principal Lisa Escobar will be leaving Big Picture at the end of the school year. She has accepted a position in Human Resources beginning July 1. She shared the following message with students and families on Wednesday, February 12.

Our Mission

Big Picture Schools uses internships, apprenticeships and rigorous, interest-based projects to immerse students in work they are passionate about to develop the skills, habits and knowledge to succeed in higher education, overcome obstacles to their wellbeing, and contribute positively to their communities. 

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