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440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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Big Picture
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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2021 graduate at the Mount Rainier High School graduation.

It was the graduation celebration the Class of 2021 hoped for... in-person and with their classmates. After more than 15 months apart in remote or hybrid learning, the Class of 2021 was made whole again. Seniors came together in person for the first time since before the pandemic to celebrate the end of high school.  

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We look forward to celebrating our graduates in person this year. Ceremonies will be at  Highline Memorial Stadium and the Highline Performing Arts Center. Read for information on parking, shuttles, ticketing and more. 

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After gathering feedback from counselors, teachers, students and families about two possible secondary class schedules (6-period day and 3-period A/B schedule), we have decided to move forward with the 6-period day for 2021-22.

Summer ORCA Pass

Students in grades 8-12 can sign-up for a three-month Youth ORCA Pass. The ORCA Pass is available for students in grades 8 -12 who qualify for free or reduced meals.  

Mount Rainier student and teacher in a classroom during hybrid learning.

After gathering feedback from counselors, teachers, students and families about two possible secondary class schedules (6-period day and 3-period A/B schedule), we have decided to move forward with the 6-period day for 2021-22.

COVID-19 Vaccine

To make it easier for our students and families to access the vaccine, we are partnering with UW Medical Center to host four student and family vaccine clinics. The clinics will be drop-in only. No appointment is required. The clinics will offer the Pfizer vaccine and are for all students (both in-person and remote) who are 12 years old and older, and eligible family members.  

Students scientists and sailors conducting silicon measurements of a Salish Sea sample.

We are opening the new Maritime High School this fall with its inaugural 9th-grade class. We have spots remaining and we invite you to apply

2021 Graduation Updates

We look forward to celebrating our graduates in-person this year. Please see the updated 2021 graduation schedule, which includes ceremonies at Highline Memorial Stadium and the Performing Arts Center. Each graduate will be allotted two guest tickets. Seating will be socially distanced and other safety protocols will be in place. All graduations will also be live-streamed.

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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