Big Picture
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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Application Window

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)

Application Information

During the application window, use our online application portal to complete and submit an application. Create an account using an email address. After providing basic guardian and student information, save and/or submit your application.

Apply Apply during the application window

Waitlist Process

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.

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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

2022-23 Applications 

  • Applications/waitlists remain open for Big Picture, CHOICE, HVA, Virtual Elementary, Maritime.