King County International Airport offers unique learning experiencees in partnership with schools, business, and labor.
King County International Airport supports Opportunity Skyway, a regional education initative that uses aviation to excite at-risk youths about learning math, science, and aviation career skills. In one project, students work on building a full-sized kit airplane in the classroom, something that has been a part of the Opportunity Skyway program since its inception in 1996.
King County, Airport staff, community leaders, tenant advisory partners, and the Seattle School District all work together to facilitate exposure to aviation education, on-the-job learning and internships, and job-shadow experiences in aviation organizations for these youths.
For more information, visit the Opportunity Skyway website.
Aviation High School
Training tomorrow’s aviation leaders
Aviation High School is the nation’s first comprehensive four-year high school devoted to flight. The innovative school, which opened its doors in fall 2004, is operated by the Highline Public School District at 615 S 200 Street, Des Moines. It uses King County International Airport/Boeing Field and more than 150 aviation businesses located here as its laboratory. Course offerings fulfill all standard high school requirements but revolve around an aviation theme, with emphasis on math, science, and technology. Any student from any school district who has a passion for aviation and aerospace may apply to attend the school.
Job shadowing and mentoring
Students or adults interested in aviation or in aviation careers may contact us (see below) for assistance in finding a mentor or job shadow experience.
For more information about teacher training and student activities at King County international Airport, contact Public/Community Relations Manager Leslie Barstow at 206-296-7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.