Summer 2016-Fall 2016

Posted by Alison Dempsey-Hall on 8/23/2016 12:55:00 PM

After construction progressed through the summer,  a fall opening of the new Federal Way High School is anticipated for Oct. 17, 2016.  The opening date has been delayed by six weeks due to delays in construction before the building can be occupied by the school district.

Although the delay of the new school opening is unfortunate, the district is making the best out of the situation, and is focusing on a smooth transition in mid-October for students, staff and community.

The considerable differences in the learning environment will be apparent with a focus on access to technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs to support college and career readiness opportunities. The modern, flexible learning spaces in some of the classrooms will focus on STEM-related career fields, including the Career & Technical Education’s (CTE) state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing program. Technology tools such as interactive boards in the new classrooms at Federal Way High School will enhance students’ learning and use of technology.

Once students and staff move into the building this fall and the portables are removed, the remaining phase of the construction project will include demolition of the old campus.  Construction crews will turn focus to the northern half of the building, primarily including the gymnasiums, food services areas and the new theater.

The existing gymnasium and food services areas will remain in use while the next phase is under construction. The new theater is slated to open during the second semester of the 2016-17 school year.

We look forward to inviting the community to experience our new high school in an upcoming tour this fall. The district will be announcing tour dates in the near future.