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Tacoma School District
School DescriptionDISTRICT PROFILE
The Tacoma Public School District is the third largest district in the state of Washington. Tacoma’s high schools’ strong academic curricula include the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma and 6 foreign language options and are supplemented by interesting extracurricular and sports programs.
All of Tacoma’s frequently upgraded high schools have their own athletic facilities and various academic buildings.
SPORTS AND ARTS
All schools offer a wide variety of sports, clubs, and arts courses. Tacoma District’s Wilson High School has a particularly successful and comprehensive athletic program. Stadium High School has the most comprehensive art department in the district. Unique opportunities include the nationally recognized glassblowing program.
Tacoma, Washington is a mid-sized port city located on the Puget Sound, only an hour south of Seattle. With many cultural, entertainment, dining, sports and recreation options for international students to enjoy, Tacoma is the perfect blend of natural surroundings and urban living.
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Ahmad Rashād (Bobby Moore) - Emmy sportscaster; AJ Gil – Singer, songwriter; Alex Montgomery - WNBA player; Brad Owen - Lt. Governor of Washington State 1997-2017; Brent Goulet - US Olympic and MLS soccer player; Dale Chihuly - Glass artist; Desmond Trufant - NFL player; Eduardo Peñalver - Cornell Law School Dean; Eric T. Olson - Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command; Frank Herbert – Author of “Dune” ; Geoff Tate - Singer of Grammy-nominated band Queensrÿche; Irv Robbins - Co-founder of Baskin-Robbins; James E. Brau - Particle physicist, professor of physics; Janis Paige - Actress; Jo Koy - Stand-up comic; Kaye Hall – Swimming Olympic gold medalist; Leo Randolph – Boxing Olympic gold medalist; Roberta Byrd Barr - Civil rights leader
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?Yes
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableYes
Accepting Students in Grades9, 10, 11, 12
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Host Family First before acceptance. Will not accept students who have already graduated or who already completed 4 years of High School.
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"International students who study at a US high school have an inside-track to attend a US University," according to Educatius Group's Academic Director Dr. Sharon Tan.
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