All middle and high schools hosting enrollment information nights

Whether you’re interested in advanced programs, International Baccalaureate, arts, athletics, going to school within Point Defiance Park, or all of the above, kids living within the boundaries of Tacoma Public Schools have choices. Students have the option to attend their neighborhood school or apply to attend another TPS school. 

Our schools are hosting enrollment information night events for prospective students and their families to meet school leaders and staff, explore the unique programs and activities each school has to offer, see the school culture, and learn more about the choice enrollment process and timeline.

Choice Enrollment

Choice enrollment is choosing a school other than your neighborhood school. We always recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. But sometimes your neighborhood school isn't the best fit for your student or your family. If this is the case, you can apply to attend another school. 

  • Oct. and Nov. 2023: Middle school and high school enrollment information nights
  • November 2023: Choice enrollment application opens in ParentVUE
  • Feb. 2, 2024: Choice application closes for grades 1-12
  • March 8, 2024: Choice application closes for kindergarten

Applications are approved based on school capacity and program availability. Families must provide transportation to and from school and students must reside within Tacoma Public School boundaries. Learn more and complete a choice enrollment application.

Please note IDEA, SAMI and SOTA have separate application processes.

For students transitioning into middle school or high school in the 2024-2025 school year and choosing their neighborhood school, no application is needed. Information nights are still a great opportunity to learn more about the school you’ll attend next year.

High school and middle school information nights will take place in October through December 2023. Elementary information nights will take place in January and February of 2024.

High School Information Nights

Select the school's name for more details.

Middle School Information Nights

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