School Information

Founded and operated by Highline Public Schools as an innovative math and science focused college-preparatory high school, Raisbeck Aviation High School accepts students from across the Puget Sound region. This year, we are serving students from 27 school districts. The only high school originally selected as a model for Washington’s STEM Lighthouse Program, our school has already established itself as a statewide leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.
With the opening of our new facility at The Museum of Flight, we are now 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. Academically, students consistently perform in the top five percent on state assessments. The Washington State Legislature has recognized our school as an Innovation School, a Washington Achiever School, and a Lighthouse Model of STEM Excellence.
Last year, U.S. News & World Reports bestowed gold status recognition on our school for outstanding performance in preparing all students for college, naming RAHS as the 5th top performing school in Washington State and 198th out of more than 22,000 high schools in the country that were surveyed.
Over the years, we have developed a world-class Career Readiness program that includes students being mentored by professionals in the aviation/aerospace industries and interning in high-demand workplaces. Last summer, 170 students interned at various aerospace companies, including The Boeing Company, Planetary Resources (an asteroid mining company), Raisbeck Engineering, Aerotec Engineering, Dynon Avionics, the Federal Aviation Administration, Clay Lacy Aviation, Galvin Flying Service, Erin Air, and a host of other sites who 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 our school is enhanced by sports of the mind teams as opposed to traditional athletic teams. Students apply their learning through participation on our 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.

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.  Any person having inquiries should contact:  Age Discrimination Act – Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121; Americans with Disabilities Act – Executive Director of Human Resources, 206.631.3122; Affirmative Action and Civil Rights Act (employees only)-Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121; Civil Rights Act (students) – Director of Secondary Success and College Readiness, 206.631.3045; Civil Rights Act (parents) – Family & Community Partnerships Liaison, 206.631.3102; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act – Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011; Title IX – District Athletic Director, 206.631.3014.