Three Springs High School is an innovative school for ninth-twelfth grade students. Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive, and rigorous learning environment for ALL students through the development of successful habits in order to become positively contributing members of society. TSHS is a Summit Learning school. Summit Learning is a research-based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student-teacher relationships that prepare students for life beyond the classroom. We offer a personalized approach to teaching and learning.
We operate under the authority of the State of Washington and the laws pursuant to an alternative learning experience (WAC 392-121-182). Three Springs High School was founded on the principle that not all students thrive in a large, comprehensive high school environment.
Three Springs High School we:
- Strong relationships; with less than 100 students, students will have the same teachers for several subjects over time. This promotes a strong community where students know teachers and teachers know students. We are committed to knowing our students and supporting their needs.
- Small class sizes; usually about 10-15 students per class. Students attend 3-5 days per week.
- Longer, intensely focused classes; students take three classes per day which allows students more time with teachers, time to work on projects in class, and a deeper understanding of material. TSHS students are encouraged by teachers to approach assignments and projects in creative ways focusing on the learning styles of individual students.
- Mentoring: each student is assigned a Mentor Teacher who meet weekly 1:1 to set and monitor academic and social emotional goals. All students have a mentor who serves as their coach and advocate, supporting them as they develop strong character, life, and Self-Direction learning skills.
- Free Climb; each student participates in Free Climb class daily. This class provides student with the opportunity to plan and prioritize their learning based on their individual goals. Students move at their own pace and receive support and intervention from their teachers, mentor, and peers.