Admissions Process

Students interested in attending Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) must submit an application during the application window. If there are more applicants than seats available, selection of students will be by lottery drawing of applicants who are fully committed to the RAHS educational program, followed by a student and parent conference with RAHS administration, school staff, and students. Please carefully read the information in this page to determine if RAHS is a good fit for you. Your name will be placed in the lottery only if you commit to all requirements and submit the requested documents. 

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About Raisbeck Aviation High School

  • Raisbeck Aviation High School is an innovative math and science focused college-preparatory high school designed to serve students who are passionate about aviation and flight, aerospace and space exploration, and related technical fields.

  • RAHS is the only aviation-themed college preparatory school in the country to share resources with an aerospace museum. The school’s proximity to The Museum of Flight and the nearly 200 aviation-related businesses that surround Boeing Field affords students the opportunity to be inspired and informed by the region’s aerospace leaders.
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School has developed a world-class, career-readiness program that includes mentorships by professionals in the aviation/aerospace industries and internships in high-demand workplaces. Our professional partners recognize the value of inspiring and preparing students to follow a STEM education and career pathway that will fill the critical gaps in the STEM workforce.

  • The culture of RAHS is enhanced by sports of the mind teams as opposed to traditional athletic teams. Students apply their learning through participation in FIRST or FTC Robotics teams, Science Olympiad, Speech & Debate, or Airline Career Experience (ACE) teams. Culture Club, Honor Society, and Film Club are also a big draw for many students.

  • Students who are interested in engineering (mechanical, electrical, aerospace, robotics, systems, civil), the sciences (computer, astrophysics, space), and technology- and innovation-driven fields will thrive at RAHS. Students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) education and career pathway related to aviation and aerospace are ideal candidates.

So, is Raisbeck Aviation a fit for you?

Check out our website for more about our school, students, and staff. You can also contact us to learn more. 

Application Information

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year can be submitted during the application window of January 3 - 31, 2017. Please use our online application site SchoolMint to complete and submit an application.
SchoolMint allows you to create an account using an email address or mobile phone number and submit a new student application for Raisbeck Aviation High School. After providing basic guardian and student information, you will have a chance to save and/or submit a complete application.
If you cannot finish an application in one sitting, please click "Save Progress" to resume your application at any time. If you have technical questions about how to submit an application, please contact SchoolMint Support by email
or call 855-957-3535.

Lottery Process 

If there are more applications than space at any particular grade level, the district will hold a lottery including all students with completed applications. Students not accepted in the lottery will be placed on a waitlist in the order they are chosen from the pool of remaining students. The date and location of the lottery will be publicized if families want to watch the drawing of names. If there are more seats available than there are applicants, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities.