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Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service (WELS)
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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Monday-Thursday: 7:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service (WELS)
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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Welcome to Waskowitz Environmental Leadership Service (WELS)

Is WELS right for you?

WELS is recruiting students for next school year! Check out this short video for more information.

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Students interested in attending WELS must submit an application to be considered for an interview. You can apply to at any point during the year. 

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We are hosting college campus visits for rising seniors on Wednesdays from July 13 to August 3. 

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The graduating class of 2022 is full of changemakers. They demonstrate a deep commitment to their communities. With big goals and the determination to make a positive impact, we wholeheartedly believe they will change the world for the better. 

Here are the stories of eight graduates who are examples of the outstanding young leaders graduating from Highline ready to choose their future. 

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We are pleased to announce that 2022 graduations will be live streamed. Please see below to access your school’s graduation live stream. All these links can be found on our graduation website. 

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All schools have been directed to keep their front doors locked during the school day, starting Tuesday, May 31.

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WELS is moving to the Tyee campus this September. Our school bell may change, but our program model stays the same.

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Roberta McFarland has announced that she will retire at the end of this school year. Starting in the 2022-23 school year, WELS will be moved to Tyee High School.

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Time to start planning! Here is a look at the tentative 2022-23 school calendar. The calendar will be final after Highline Education Association (HEA) members vote on it in August. At this time, the first day of preschool is to be determined.

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Help us ELEVATE at our 2022 Equity Symposium on August 23. Share your Highline story or equity work by speaking in our opening session or presenting at a breakout session. Students, families, and community presenters will receive a $100 honorarium. Sessions will be held virtually. 

Our Promise

WELS creates a pathway for students to take control of their future as a Scholar and Leader in service to their community.

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