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Watch the 2021-22 Foss Information Night recording to learn more about Foss High School. This recording includes introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, athletics, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.

Freshman Jump Start August 15-16

Join us from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an exciting two-day summer program to help incoming 9th graders students feel comfortable, confident, and ready for the transition to high school. This is an opportunity for students to receive help finding classrooms, opening lockers, navigating the cafeteria, and they'll meet classmates and teachers.

  • Students are automatically enrolled in Jump Start when they enroll in high school
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all students

Transportation to and from Jump Start is available. 

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The First IB School in WA State


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Choice Enrollment for Grades 1-12

Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. The application window open October 25, 2021 and close January 21, 2022.

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New Student Enrollment

Enroll a new student in Tacoma Public Schools by completing our online registration process in English or Spanish.

First time users will need to create an account in PowerSchool.

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Why Foss

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As Washington state’s oldest IB World School, Foss has been preparing students to take on the world for more than 30 years.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a challenging and internationally accepted college prep curriculum. IB students can graduate with up to one year of college credit, are more likely to get into the college of their choice and more likely to graduate. The aim of all IB programs is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. This elite and rigorous academic program is offered in tandem with all the benefits of a comprehensive high school.


Programs at Foss


Falcons in Action

Foss Virtual Tour

Foss Multicultural Assembly