Federal Way

High School

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    FWHS Office Hours

    Monday thru Friday 7 am to 2:30 pm

    Main Office Phone:  253-945-5400
    Counseling Office 253-945-5407/5408
    Registrar: 253-945-5407/Fax: 253-945-5454
    Attendance Office 253-945-5419

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Principal's Message

  • Matt Oberst

    Dear students and parents, 

    Welcome back to school! I hope each of you had a summer filled with great experiences and positive memories. During the summer, Federal Way High School staff have attended many workshops and professional development opportunities to constantly improve our curriculum and instruction. 

    Programs and courses: We are adding an exciting new Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Federal Way High School that will provide students opportunities for preferred entry into the Electricians, Laborers, and Carpenters Union apprenticeships. Some of the other programs that are available at Federal Way High School are: Pro-Start Culinary Program, Coding / Game Design and computer science courses, and Air Force JROTC. In addition, we are an AVID National School of Distinction, AVID National Demonstration School, and a Cambridge International School Demonstration Center.

    Class of 2021 achievements: As the start of the 2021-22 school year begins, I would like parents and students to be aware of and proud of the accomplishments completed last year and to challenge this year’s students to achieve even more. Federal Way High School had many wins and triumphs last year, some of them were:

    • Five valedictorian graduates with a perfect cumulative 4.0 GPA completing the most challenging courses offered;
    • One ACT 6 full scholarship award recipient;
    • Four Washington State Opportunity Scholarship recipients;
    • One Dell Scholar scholarship award recipient;
    • Multiple D1, D2, and other athletic scholarships in volleyball, football, softball, soccer, and baseball;
    • 100% of the AVID senior class was accepted to a university;
    • Air Force JROTC Cyber Patriot Team placed third in WA State;
    • 20 graduates earned the Cambridge AICE Diploma; and
    • The Class of 2021 received over $3.1 million dollars in total grants and scholarships

    We are looking forward to another great year.

    Face-to-face instruction: For this Fall using guidance from OSPI and the Department of Health, we are planning for a safe return that prioritizes learning. In accordance with Gov. Inslee and OSPI direction, we will be opening the year with full face-to-face instruction. Please stay tuned for more information to come in the coming weeks.

    Health, safety and re-opening: Our scholars’ health and safety are priority. As we prepare for our face-to-face fall re-opening, our district is hard at work developing health and safety protocols which include social distancing guidelines, arranging schedules that minimize high traffic contact, considering bus transportation and engaging in deep cleaning protocols to minimize the spread of germs. As part of ensuring a safe learning environment, all scholars and staff will be required to wear face masks. Please take the time this summer to both reinforce and practice the wearing of face masks. FWPS will continue to place health and safety as a priority as we look forward to welcoming our scholars back on September 1.

    Social Media: For school updates, please also follow us at:

    • Instagram: @fwhseagles
    • Twitter: @federalwayhigh
    • Facebook: facebook.com/federalwayhigh

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. Federal Way High School is a great school!

    Thank you,

    Dr. Matt Oberst

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  • Federal Way Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin or ethnicity, religion, creed, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, age, marital or family status, veteran or military status, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

    If you have questions or complaints regarding alleged discrimination please email one of the coordinators listed below, or call the district office at 253-945-2000 and ask for one of the coordinators listed below.

    Civil Rights Compliance Officer, Dan Dizon, compliance@fwps.org
    Title IX Compliance Coordinator, Dan Dizon, titleix@fwps.org
    504 Compliance Coordinator, Dr. Jennifer Westover, 504@fwps.org
    ADA Compliance Coordinator, Janet Hodson, ADA@fwps.org