Friday, January 8, 2021

Maritime High School to Open in September

When it opens in September, the new Maritime High School will host its first ninth grade class. The new high school was born out of a partnership between the Highline Public Schools, the Northwest Maritime Center, the Port of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, along with various community and industry members to support students.

“Student learning will center on the environment, marine science, and maritime careers working on or near the water,” according to the port. “To do this, students will engage in integrated projects, learning across all high school content areas.”

There will be classroom time, distance learning and regular experience in the field and boat-based learning. Students will be able to do internships in their junior and senior years to garner workforce skills and experience.

By the time they graduate, students will have the skillset to start a Maritime career, ready to continue on to a 2 or 4-year college, the port said.

Sessions via Zoom are set for 7 p.m. on Jan. 11 and 6 p.m. on Jan. 21 for English speakers. For Spanish speakers, there’s a session at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11.

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