Tyee Educational Complex

SeaTac, WA

Tyee High School is located in the Highline School District, adjacent to the city of Seattle. The original campus opened in 1962 and in fall 2005, the school reopened as three small schools: Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment, Global Connections, and Odyssey — The Essential School. The school’s conversion into small schools was part of the district’s secondary school reform plan, which is committed to improving student experiences and performance with a focus on the 3Rs of rigor, relevance, and relationships. Tyee’s three small schools share a 16.5 acre site and collectively serve approximately 1,200 students in grades 9–12.