Big Picture
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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How to Apply

During the application window, use our online application portal to complete and submit an application.

Students interested in attending must submit an application during the application window. The application window for all secondary schools of choice closes January 31. Some schools may reopen their application following Spring Break for enrollment through a waitlist if space is available. We strongly encourage students to apply during the application window. 

If there are more applicants than seats available, selection of students will be by lottery drawing of applicants, followed by a student and parent conference with administration, school staff and students.

Please carefully read the information in this section to determine if our school is a good fit for you. Your name will be placed in the lottery only if you commit to all requirements and submit any requested documents. 

How to Apply Using SchoolMint

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account using an email address or mobile phone number. After providing basic guardian and student information, save and/or submit your application.
  3. If you cannot finish an application in one sitting, click "Save Progress," and resume the application at any time. 

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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.