Dear Tyee Families,
As you may know, Tyee High School will relocate for two years during construction of a new high school, approved by voters in the November 2022 bond election.
Starting in September 2023, Tyee students and staff will attend school at the Olympic Interim Site at 615 South 200th Street in Des Moines. This is the same location where Highline High School relocated during its construction. Bus transportation will be provided for Tyee students. Bus route information will be shared later this summer.
To make space for Tyee at the Olympic site, Highline Virtual Academy and Highline Virtual Elementary schools will relocate their staff and meeting spaces to the former Southern Heights Elementary site.
Maritime High School will continue at the Olympic Interim Site and share the space with Tyee High School. The Olympic site previously housed all of Highline High School and will have enough space to accommodate the current enrollment of both Maritime and Tyee. An ongoing, long term effort to locate a new space for Maritime High School will continue.
The Olympic site was renovated with funds from the 2016 school bond to serve as an interim school site. The portable classrooms purchased at that time have individual heating and cooling units. There is a gym, auxiliary gym, stage, cafeteria, wood shop, art classrooms and a library at the Olympic site. I think our students and staff will feel we have already received a site upgrade, even before the new Tyee opens in fall 2025.
I will continue to update you with news about our move to the Olympic site for next school year. You can read more in this news post about the school moves.
Tyee High School