Students
One of TAF Academy’s core values is learning beyond the classroom; we believe student learning cannot be measured by the time students spend in their seats during the school day. Toward that end, we create opportunities for students to gain credits through internships, independent study, college courses, and community service.

Student Resources

Student Rights

Please visit the District Website for information regarding Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook.

Exhibition Schedule

**Exhibitions are held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Totem Cafeteria unless otherwise notified.

Exhibition #1     November 3, 2016

Exhibition #2     February 4, 2017 (STEM Expo)

Exhibition #3     April 29-30, 2017

Exhibition #4     June 7, 2017

ASB Information

Associated Student Body (ASB) funds are public monies raised on behalf of students, and are used for optional, extra-curricular events of a cultural, athletic, recreational, or social nature.

The financial reports reflect the detailed ASB account balances by school. Beginning balances are as of September 1 and ending balances are as of August 31.

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Imagine Tomorrow

Imagine Tomorrow 2016/17 have not been set yet.  Updates to follow.

Dress Code

TAF Academy looks upon appropriate dress as a key component of the educational process and in preparing students for success. Part of this preparation is teaching students how to dress appropriately for different occasions. Every Thursday, students are required to “Dress for Success” (e.g. dress slacks, button down shirts, ties, skirts and blazers). Business casual attire (e.g. khaki pants, neatly pressed jeans) is recommended Monday through Wednesday, and Friday’s students are allowed to wear their TAF Academy sweatshirts and College gear.  Please click on the link below to see the complete Dress Code:

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Students

What are the current graduation requirements for TAF Academy?

  • Meet state standards on reading, math, science and writing portions of the HSPE, tests students take in 10th grade.
  • Obtain 31 credits according to the requirements of the Federal Way Public Schools, including earning 1 credit in algebra.
  • Complete a Master Portfolio, the culmination of the student’s 6 th -12th grade academic experience at TAF Academy that includes record of student projects.
  • Complete and present a Senior Project – a genuine opportunity for seniors to merge their interests, passions, and curiosities with their academic life.
  • Complete a High School+ or 13th Year Plan according to the School Board’s adopted requirements.
  • Student Vue

    Use Federal Way Public School's Student Vue to check your grades online.

  • College. Career. Ready.

    Learn more about how TAF Academy prepares you for success in college and beyond.

  • The Lighthouse

    See what our students are working on in TAF Academy's Engineering and Design Lab.

What makes a TAF Academy student successful?

The ideal TAF Academy student is an individual who is:

  • a tinkerer (with ideas, machines)
  • comfortable within a small school model
  • committed to doing the work to be college ready
  • curious and creative
  • hard-working and resourceful
  • like to work in groups
  • passionate about something (does not have to be STEM-related)
  • collaborative and open-minded

Senior Resources

Act 6 Scholarship

ACT 6 Scholarship

It is that time of year again. Act Six needs your help in identifying promising student leaders throughout Tacoma and Seattle for 25-30 full scholarships for urban leadership to PLU, Gonzaga, Whitworth, Northwest University and Trinity Lutheran College.

With scholarships worth up to $200,000 over four years, a powerful leadership development training program, and an unparalleled level of support and opportunity, Act Six simply can’t be beat.

Do you know a high school senior or recent college grad that embodies an Act Six Scholar: someone with leadership potential who wants to use their education to make a difference on campus and in their community? Click the Nominate a Student button below.

Nominate a Student

Thank you for being a part of this collaborative work as we together lift up and develop the next generation of urban leaders through Act Six.

Internships

TAF Academy students are afforded the opportunity to intern and spend time with one or more employees at a business, non-profit organization, or government agency to observe and gain hands-on experience in how business and industry work and allowing students to see firsthand the relevance of academics in relation to what it takes to be successful in the workplace.

Read about our partnership with Fred Hutch.

Academic Support

Study hall (tutoring center) is available after school three days a week for students who need extra time to complete classroom assignments and homework, or who want to work with tutors.  After school tutoring and study hall is available for all high school students not meeting grade-level criteria.

For more information email Juli Ciotta at jciotta@fwps.org.