PHOTOS: Aviation High School Breaks Ground For New Permanent Campus
In a ceremony held just north and across the street from the Museum of Flight, VIPs today (Aug 23) broke ground at the new home of Highline School District’s Aviation High School.
Founded in 2004, this aviation-themed high school focuses on college preparatory classes in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students attend the school from as far away as Olympia, Everett and Bremerton.
To date the school has operated out of two different temporary facilities and is currently using the old Olympic Middle School in Des Moines, WA.
When the new building opens in 2013, it will be adjacent to and operate in cooperation with the Museum of Flight. The new school facility will be called the Raisbeck Aviation High School in honor of James and Sherry Raisbeck for their $4 million lead gift.
The total cost of the school relocation project will be $43.5 million with funding split between Federal, State and local sources, including 35% raised from private individuals and foundations.
BTB photographer Michael Brunk attended today’s ground-breaking and shot the following photos. You can click individual thumbnails to view them larger.