TAF Academy is a national award winning school that prepares students for college and careers in STEM.
TAF Academy is a 6th-12th grade STEM-focused public neighborhood school that prepares students for college and careers via a project-based curriculum. One of our primary goals is to enlist students as active participants in their own education, ensuring each students has the knowledge and experience to use STEM as a tool for positive social change; starting in their own community.
When TAF Academy students graduate, they receive a diploma that meets all Washington State and district requirements, and are academically and culturally ready for our nations’ top colleges and universities.
TAF Academy opened in 2008 in partnership with the Federal Way Public School District. It is located in at 26720 40th Ave South Kent, WA 98032.
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TAF Academy is proud to serve a diverse student body. We hold high expectations for each student and personalize support for them to be college-ready by graduation. View more data from OSPI here: http://bit.ly/188uIz6
In just 7 years of operation, TAF Academy has won numerous national and state awards for excellence and innovation:
There are no barriers to entry (no entry tests) school. Open enrollment for Middle School and High School happens throughout the month of February.
The TAF Academy informational application is listed below, however this must also be accompanied by the Secondary Change of School Enrollment Application (Form #5116.4) which is available at TAF Academy (26720 40th Ave South Kent, WA 98032) or can also be picked up at the Federal Way Public Schools District Office (33330 8th Ave. Federal Way, WA, 98003).
Additional TAF Academy Information:
One of our primary goals is to enlist students as active participants in their own education.
Be aware of your options. TAF Academy broadens your understanding of how STEM in nearly every industry. We then help you choose a college that fits your interests and goals.
Getting to college is competitive. TAF Academy students demonstrate achievement across coursework and entrance exams to ensure the best chance of admission to the college of their choice.
TAF Academy students learn through a project-based approach that prepares students for what is expected of them in college. Students learn to work independent and collaboratively toward solutions to real-world problems.
Nearly half of all Washington State graduates require some form of remediation once they get to college. TAF Academy students are prepared to be successful from the start and armed with necessary awareness to success.
TAF Academy students have been accepted at top colleges across our region and nation including:
Nila Griffin, TAF Academy Class of 2011
Bachelor of Science (BS), Family Resource Management Studies
University of Hawaii at Monao (Graduated 2014)