Curious and Creative
Tinkerers (with ideas and machines)
Comfortable with a small school model
Hardworking and Resourceful
Passionate about something (even if it’s not STEM related!)
Collaborative and Open-Minded
Group Participants and Leaders
Committed to being college ready
|Advisory||8:00 am – 8:45 am||45|
|Period 1||8:50 am – 10:05 am||75|
|Period 2A||10:10 am – 11:15 am||65|
|Lunch||11:17 am – 11:47 am||30|
|Period 2B||11:50 am – 12:00 pm||10|
|Period 3||12:05 pm – 1:25 pm||70|
|Period 4||1:30 pm – 2:45 pm||75|
|Period 1||8:00 am – 9:30 am||90|
|Period 2||9:35 am – 11:00 am||85|
|Period 3A||11:05 am – 11:15 am||10|
|Lunch||11:17 am – 11:47 am||30|
|Period 3B||11:50 am – 1:10 pm||80|
|Period 4||1:15 pm – 2:45 pm||90|
|Period 1||8:00 am – 9:05 am||65|
|Period 2||9:10 am – 10:15 am||65|
|Period 3A||10:20 am – 11:15 am||55|
|Lunch||11:17 am – 11:47 am||30|
|Period 3B||11:50 am – 12:00 pm||10|
|Period 4||12:05 pm – 1:15 pm||70|
TAF Academy looks upon appropriate dress as a key component of the educational process and in preparing students for success. Part of this preparation is teaching students how to dress appropriately for different occasions.
MONDAY – WEDNESDAY, FRIDAYS
Business casual attire (e.g. khaki pants, neatly pressed jeans) is recommended. In addition, students are allowed to wear their TAF Academy sweatshirts and College gear.
Every Thursday, students are required to “Dress for Success” (e.g. dress slacks, button down shirts, ties, skirts and blazers).
For the full dresscode, view the TAF Academy Dress Code PDF.
|Exhibition 1||November 3, 2016|
|Exhibition 2||February 4, 2017 (STEM EXPO)|
|Exhibition 3||April 29-30, 2017|
|Exhibition 4||June 7, 2017|
ABOUT THE STEM EXPO
STEM Expo is the annual winter exhibition that all students participate in. Over 150 projects are presented to judges and the public, explaining student’s research and results of the work they conducted.
Each student receives a certificate for their work and qualified students are selected to move onto regional and state science fairs. Last year, 8 projects were qualified to move onto the Imagine Tomorrow competition that takes place at Washington State University.
*Exhibitions are held from 6:00pm – 8:00pm in the Totem Cafeteria unless otherwise notified.
Associated Student Body (ASB) funds are public monies raised on behalf of students, and are used for optional, extra-curricular events of a cultural, athletic, recreational, or social nature.
The financial reports reflect the detailed ASB account balances by school. Beginning balances are as of September 1 and ending balances are as of August 31.
If you’re interested in serving on TAF Academy’s ASB, please contact the front office.
At TAF Academy, we offer multiple opportunities for students to master priority standards. Assessments of a given standard are offered various times during a semester. Students are encouraged to revise their work according to the demands of the standard(s).
If a particular student has not demonstrated proficiency, even though he/she is given a number of chances through assignments, tests, and projects offered, a retake of an assessment may be given within a time frame determined by the teacher.
Federal Way Public Schools students who have learned to speak, read and write a world language outside the school setting can now earn credit by taking a test to show their level of competency, thanks to a grant provided by the Gates Foundation to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Any student in grades 8-12, who has obtained language skills outside the classroom can earn high school credit in any language by taking an assessment.
Before registering for testing, students are asked to use these assessment tools to determine test readiness before registering. Students should be able to meet at least novice mid level.
The assessment is free for FWPS ELL students who qualify for free and reduced-price lunch. Otherwise, the assessment costs $130.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who are taking a class cannot receive additional credits by taking the competency-based test. The grade earned in the class takes precedence over the competency-based testing score.
Read more about World Language Credit requirements.
Student learning cannot be measured by the time students spend
in their seats during the school day.
We create opportunities for students outside of the classroom to gain credits through
internships, independent study, college courses, and community service.
What are the current graduation requirements for TAF Academy?
Next Wednesday, September 30, is the first scheduled late-start day of the year. We expect our student to start arriving between 11:00-11:15 and to be in their Advisory classrooms at 11:15 for attendance. Once attendance is taken the students will be released to a whole school lunch. At 11:50, students will report back to Advisory and will engage in Portfolio Development, Whole School STEM Challenges and TAF Reads.
Bus schedules and school start times can be found on the district website at www.fwps.org. If you have any questions please call the main office @253-945-5190.
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TAF Academy students are afforded the opportunity to intern and spend time with one or more employees at a business, non-profit organization, or government agency to observe and gain hands-on experience in how business and industry work and allowing students to see firsthand the relevance of academics in relation to what it takes to be successful in the workplace.
Study hall (tutoring center) is available after school three days a week for students who need extra time to complete classroom assignments and homework, or who want to work with tutors. After school tutoring and study hall is available for all high school students not meeting grade-level criteria.
For more information email Juli Ciotta at firstname.lastname@example.org.