Big Picture High School Designated a Washington Innovative School!

From: Randy Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Subject: Congratulations! Your school has been identified as an Innovative School

I am pleased to inform you that your school has been designated a Washington State Innovative School. A panel of educators identified your school as bold, creative, and innovative that is making a positive difference for your students.

Forty-two completed applications were submitted, and 22 schools were selected.

I will announce your selection on Friday, November 18, 1:30 pm, at the Washington State School Directors’ Association conference as part of my annual address to School Board members. It would be appreciated if you do not share your designation with others until it has been formally announced. While I wish we had time at the conference to introduce representatives of the designated schools, unfortunately we will not. As a result, there is no need to send a representative for the announcement.

Attached is a logo that I hope you use in your stationary[sic], on your website, and in other documents and publications. In addition, we will be sending you a banner that you may display in your school and a custom award that you can display with pride in your building. We also have developed a website for the Innovative Schools program that includes a description of your school. The site will go live this Friday at 1:30 pm. Once it is live, I encourage you to review your profile for accuracy and contact Bob Butts via e-mail right away if there are inaccuracies.

The designation is valid for three years. A re-certification process will take place in Fall 2014.

For your information, I have attached a list of all of the Innovative Schools that were designated.

I want to thank you and your staff, parents, community and business partners for all that you are doing to make sure your students get the very best education possible.

Randy I. Dorn
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

– Logo
– List of Designated Innovative Schools



Washington Innovative Schools

Washington State has a history of supporting and creating innovative schools. In recognition of this, the Superintendent of Public Instruction was directed by the Legislature to identify existing schools in Washington that have implemented “bold, creative, and innovative” ideas.

A total of 42 completed applications were received. The applications were evaluated by a Review Panel of educators and 22 schools were selected. The designated schools include:


School District


Aviation High School

Highline School District


10th Street School

Marysville School District


Bonney Lake High School

Sumner School District


Clover Park High School

Clover Park School District


Delta High School

Pasco, Kennewick, and Richland School Districts


Helen B. Stafford Elementary

Tacoma Public Schools


Highline Big Picture Schools

Highline School District


Kent Mountain View Academy

Kent School District

3 – 12

Kent Phoenix Academy

Kent School District


Lincoln Center

Tacoma Public Schools


Marysville Arts and Technology High School

Marysville School District


New Horizons High School

Pasco School District


Sammamish High School

Bellevue School District


Science and Math Institute

Tacoma Public Schools


Sky Valley Education Center

Monroe School District


Spokane Valley High School

West Valley School District


Summit School

Central Valley School District


Tacoma School of the Arts

Tacoma Public Schools


Talbot Hill Elementary

Renton School District


Thornton Creek School

Seattle Public Schools


Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Vancouver School District


Washington Youth Academy

Bremerton School District


Information about these innovative schools is available

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