Mr. Duty; Principal

Welcome To Our School:

Tahoma High School  was recently selected to participate in a nationwide partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Successful Practices Network. Our school has begun this five-year initiative designed to bring the effective practices our school uses to scale. We will gather and share the information about our school’s best practices and our reputation for providing all students with a rigorous and relevant education.  

Tahoma High School will use the criteria to create a common agenda and personalized action plans to track our continuous improvement in having all students perform at high levels of rigor and relevance.

Our school features a well-rounded curriculum highlighted by a strong vocational program, many AP offerings and University of Washington classes. We offer integrated programs in which students learn content more thoroughly as well as thinking skills and behaviors. Expanding opportunities to earn college credit while attending high school include college literary analysis, college geology and college Spanish/French; all four classes earn UW college credit. Inquiry-based science program allows students to seek out answers to scientific principles through hands-on learning. Advanced: Several UW classes. Honors classes in language arts and social studies. "We the People" team has won state championship eleven consecutive years and finished fourth in the nation in 2001. Strong math, speech and debate teams. A high percentage of our students participate in extracurricular programs. Vocational: Video productions, animal/plant science, business procedures, computer-aided design, computer networking/applications, floriculture, Pro-Start foods, materials science, retail operations, careers in education, fashion and clothing design, metals, woods, marketing. We offer an alternating block schedule with three periods a day and 100 minutes class periods.

Terry A. Duty
Tahoma High School