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EACH SCHOLAR:

A VOICE. A DREAM

A BRIGHT FUTURE.

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WELCOME TO THE 2023-24 SCHOOL YEAR

Find all the resources you need for a successful start to a year of growth and learning.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2024

Relive the celebrations, view photo galleries, and hear our graduates share how FWPS prepared them for their future. 

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Summer Learning Opportunities

SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

We’re excited to offer expanded summer learning opportunities for FWPS scholars!

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NEW TO FWPS FAMILIES: ENROLL TODAY

Enrollment for families new to FWPS in all grades is open!

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EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Good News Announcements

We’re #FWPSProud of our phenomenal scholars, staff, and community members and love recognizing them during the Good News Announcements at our board meetings! Click through for an overview of each honoree’s cause for celebration. 

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Pride Month 2024

In June, we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month, dedicating this time to affirming the identities that create our strong and diverse district. During this month, we focus on the importance of creating space for our scholars, staff, and community to show up as their authentic selves. Scholars feel most empowered to do their best learning when they are comfortable being themselves.

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WHO WE ARE

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Each and every scholar in our district brings limitless potential, gifts, and talents. As staff, it is our responsibility to create the conditions for scholars to learn, thrive, and succeed. We are committed to providing each scholar rigorous, standards-based, culturally responsive instruction, and ensuring that they are seen, valued, heard, and feel a strong sense of belonging at school. It is an honor and privilege for our nearly 3,000 staff to serve our scholars, families, and the richly diverse community that makes up Federal Way Public Schools. Parents, caregivers, and community members rely on us to take great care of our most precious resources - our children. 

FWPS Leadership

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Federal Way Public Schools has a strong board-superintendent team that works together to create the best possible conditions for learning in our district. The board establishes district goals, policies, and the budget. The superintendent translates these policies and goals into action, which results in quality education for students in Federal Way. 

Meet the School Board | Meet the Superintendent

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WHAT WE OFFER

CTE PROGRAMS

FWPS offers Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses at select middle schools and all four comprehensive high schools. CTE courses enable scholars in grades 6-12 to explore various fields of interest, connect their learning with the real-world, and gain important skills necessary for life after high school and future careers.

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MUSIC & ARTS

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FWPS is proud of our rich tradition of music and art. From award winning bands, jazz, orchestra, choirs, ensembles, artists and more, FWPS is consistently recognized at various competitions throughout the state and region.

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EARLY LEARNING

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FWPS offers high quality and affordable pre-kindergarten programs including ECEAP preschool, developmental preschool, and tuition-based preschool, and Bright Futures Kindergarten. FWPS is also home to the Montessori-inspired Bezos Academy Federal Way.

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ACADEMIC RIGOR

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We believe every scholar can learn at the highest levels, and we provide the supports and environment necessary for all students to learn and thrive.

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STEM

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In FWPS, STEM stands for more than just science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Whether your child envisions building the next skyscraper in the Seattle skyline, or developing the newest virtual reality gaming experience, STEM and STEAM (STEM with an emphasis on the arts) learning that takes place in FWPS will prepare them to explore these possibilities.

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ATHLETICS

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 FWPS believes activities and athletics are important choices to be offered in a comprehensive and challenging educational experience for all scholars. The goals of the activities and athletic program are to teach sportsmanship, teamwork, and respect.

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SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

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Social emotional learning empowers young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe and healthy communities. In elementary schools, we use the Second Step curriculum, host morning meetings, teach bullying prevention lessons, and more. Our middle and high schools will have a standard guaranteed and viable curriculum to support social emotional learning—Character Strong.

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STRATEGIC PLAN

The Early Years

THE EARLY YEARS: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

Every student scholar will enter kindergarten ready to learn with the social/emotional skills that will propel each student to meet or exceed grade level standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics by the end of third grade.

Whole child

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WHOLE CHILD:Thriving, Confident, Responsible Individuals

Every student scholar will be empowered and prepared to develop personal responsibility in order to be positive, productive members of society.

active learners

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Active Learners: Engaged, Empowered, Critical Thinkers

Every student scholar will enter kindergarten ready to learn with the social/emotional skills that will propel each student to meet or exceed grade level standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics by the end of third grade.

content-Area Competence

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Content-Area Competence: Mastery of All Subjects

Every student scholar will receive equitable opportunity for success, and will meet or exceed standards of performance in all subjects by the end of each grade.

persistence to graduation

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Persistence to graduation: High School Graduation Through Successful Transitions

Every student scholar will successfully navigate the critical transitions in their schooling, and will graduate from high school ready for college, career, and post-secondary experiences.