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Department of Education Visits Maritime High School & Raisbeck Aviation High School

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The following is a press release from Highline Public Schools.

For Immediate Release
20 July 2023


Mandi LeCompte
Communications Manager, Highline Public Schools

Kelsey Brenner
Communications Manager, Northwest Maritime Center
360-385-3628 x138

Media Advisory for Monday, July 24
Department of Education Visits Maritime High School & Raisbeck Aviation High School

Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten and Assistant Secretary Dr. Amy Loyd with the Department of Education will visit Maritime High School (MHS) and Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) on Monday, July 24.

Department of Education officials will learn about the schools’ innovative practices, lessons learned, challenges and successes. The visit aligns with the Department of Education’s Raise the Bar initiative to support and inspire innovative schools.

MHS connects students with hands-on, project-based learning to create access to local maritime careers and open doors to college. The school is a collaborative project of Highline Public Schools, Northwest Maritime Center, Port of Seattle, and the Duwamish River Community Coalition, with many community and industry partners.

RAHS is a math and science-focused college-preparatory high school designed to serve students who are passionate about aviation and flight, aerospace and space exploration, and related technical fields.

The visit will include a tour and ride on the Admiral Jack, a boat operated by Northwest Maritime Center, which partners extensively with MHS.


  • Deputy Secretary Cindy Marten, Department of Education
  • Assistant Secretary Dr. Amy Loyd, Department of Education
  • Dr. Ivan Duran, Superintendent, Highline Public Schools
  • Jake Beattie, CEO, Northwest Maritime Center
  • Jamila Gordon, Principal, Maritime High School
  • Therese Tipton, Principal, Raisbeck Aviation High School
  • Maritime High School Students
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School Students

Date: Monday, July 24, 1:00-3:15 p.m.

1:00-1:40 p.m. – Welcome & Overview of Maritime High School at Centerline Logistics
1:40-2:15 p.m. – Tour, ride and hands-on experience on the Admiral Jack
2:15-2:45 p.m. – Transition from boat and drive to Raisbeck Aviation High School
2:45-3:15 p.m. – Welcome, Overview & Tour of Raisbeck Aviation High School
3:15 p.m. – Closing Remarks


Centerline Logistics
If the media is planning to attend the portion of the event at Centerline Logistics, a release form is required to visit the location and go on the boat. Please contact Stephen Streufert with Northwest Maritime Center at 206-902-8555 for address and logistics.

Raisbeck Aviation High School
9229 East Marginal Way South
Tukwila, WA 98108


About Highline Public Schools
Highline Public Schools serves more than 17,500 students grades K-12. Highline encompasses the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and White Center in Washington state. Highline has 35 schools, employs more than 2,000 staff members and offers a variety of educational opportunities from early childhood to college preparation. Highline is committed to equity in education, high expectations for all, and partnering with families and the community to ensure all children graduate ready for the future they choose.

About Northwest Maritime Center
Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) engages and educates people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. Based in Port Townsend, NWMC serves the entire Puget Sound with a variety of maritime educational programs for individuals, groups, and schools; vocational and professional training; and flagship events like the Race to Alaska, Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, and others. Learn more at www.nwmaritime.org.

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