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Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Mount Rainier High School
22450 19th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Welcome to Mount Rainier High School

AESD: Accredited School 2020-2026

AESD Accreditation

This accreditation is given to high schools that are adequately preparing students for college. It was intended to document programs of high quality for colleges and the patrons of Washington’s educational system. 

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International Baccalaureate Program 

The application window for secondary schools of choice, including IB at Mount Rainier, is January 1-31. 

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Upcoming Events

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Based on public health recommendations, we intend to continue phasing in students to in-person learning on March 1. We are asking families with students in PreK-5 or our IAC program (K-12) to commit to hybrid or fully remote instruction by January 29. To do so, please fill out the commitment form below for each of your students in PreK-5 or our IAC program (K-12). If your student is in an IAC program in K-5th grade, please fill out the elementary form.

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Many of you have asked questions about our hybrid plan. Please see our FAQ page for a complete list. Here are a few common questions. 

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Highline Virtual Academy is launching this fall for students in 6th through 12th grade. Students who thrive in independent and online learning will benefit from attending the Highline Virtual Academy. Flexibility and self-pace are two important components of the academy’s learning model. 

Middle and High School Athletics Update

We want to share an update on athletics. Unfortunately, all middle school sports are canceled for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. High school sports will resume. We are following health guidelines to ensure our students and coaches are safe. 

Susan Enfield "A Message from Superintendent Susan Enfield"

This week we announced our plans to bring elementary and more students with special needs back into school buildings, beginning March 1. Why now and why March 1? Superintendent Susan Enfield answers that question. 

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Do you know a child who will be five years old on or before August 31? Maybe it's your neighbor, family friend or even your own child. Help us spread the word: families can enroll their incoming kindergarten student starting February 1 for the 2021-22 school year. 

Our Mission

Mount Rainier High School promotes the growth of every student and seeks to create principled, knowledgeable, and inquisitive graduates empowered to lead productive and caring lives in a global society.

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