Cambridge Academy Program
Federal Way Public Schools is proud to be an extension of the University of Cambridge Preparatory system. Federal Way High School houses the Cambridge Preparatory Academy program, while Lakota and Sacajawea house the Cambridge Checkpoint Preparatory Academy program.
Cambridge Preparatory Academy offers an international, pre-university curriculum and examination system that emphasizes the value of a broad and balanced study for academically able students. It aims to encourage the skills of independent search and investigation, the use of initiative and creativity, and the application of knowledge and skills.
The Cambridge Checkpoint Preparatory Academy is an advanced academic program for academically talented middle school students sponsored by Cambridge University in England, and is offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Checkpoint offers a rigorous and relevant curriculum and prepares students to take a series of comprehensive examinations at the end of their 8th grade year. Cambridge Checkpoint Preparatory Academy develops skills for success that lead directly into Cambridge Preparatory Academy at Federal Way High School and an Advanced International Certificate of Education through Cambridge University.