Choice Enrollment @ FWPA

  • FAQs about Choice Enrollment @FWPA


    What is FWPA?

    • FWPA is a public school and is part of the Federal Way Public School District 210

    • All students are eligible to attend FWPA.  While there is no academic performance expectation to attend FWPA, we do expect families & students to be prepared for a rigorous college prep program


    How do I get my student into FWPA?

    • All students who wish to attend FWPA MUST apply through the district's Choice Enrollment Program.  This includes siblings of current FWPA students who are wanting to enroll at FWPA through sibling preference.  Remember, there are limited slots per grade.

    • Priority is given to: 

      • Students whose siblings are currently enrolled at the requested School, and have a confirmed placement at the Choice school for the requested school year.

      • Students whose parents are permanent employees of FWPA

      • Students residing in the Federal Way Public School District


    What happens if my student doesn't get in?

    • If your student does not get into FWPA through the Choice Enrollment Program, your student will be placed on a wait list.  As soon as a space becomes available for your student, we will contact you.


    Things you need to know, regarding Choice Enrollment:

    • District Transportation is not provided.  Families are responsible for transportation.  The Booster Club can assist in connecting families for carpool opportunities.

    • Excessive absences and/or tardies may result in the revocation of your choice placement.


    Choice enrollment Timeline 2023 (an overview)- See  district website for exact dates

    • January-February- Informational meetings at school and Lottery Registration is opens Feb. 1, 2023. (In-district students and students who have a parent that is a permanent FWPA employee.)

    • Mid-March- Choice Enrollment Lottery registration closes.

    • Mid-April- Choice Enrollment Lottery is held.

    • Mid-late April- Families notified as to placement either in school of choice, or waitlisted.

    • August- Choice enrollment applications available for out of district students.  Students applying from out of district will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.