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


About Us

Waskowitz Environmental Leadership and Service
440 South 186th Street
Burien, WA 98148


Roberta McFarland

Office Manager
Carey Gannaw

School Hours 
Monday - Friday: 7:55 a.m. - 1:35 p.m.

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


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Program Overview

The Waskowitz Environmental Leadership and Service (WELS) program of Puget Sound High School is designed as an innovative program for high school graduation for students who have experienced indicators of educational failures identified by the HPS On-Track tool or want a safe and nurturing school environment for academic success. 

Counselors and family members recommend students for inclusion in the program. Students complete an application and interview to ensure students have the attitude and aptitude to be a leader in our 6th grade residential outdoor environmental education program (ROEE) at Waskowitz. 

We are a Career and Technical Education (CTE) rich program providing multiple 21st-century skills learning opportunities and skills for jobs in the outdoor recreation/education and marine tech fields. 

Learn about our admissions process