High School is a 2017 Washington State School of Distinction that serves
students from 14 to 21 years old in a small and supportive atmosphere.
Historically, Oakland High School has been an "alternative" school. Now, we are a
small high school with an alternative schedule that is unique in the Tacoma Public School District. Our schedule allows students who want to accelerate their high school experience or who are credit deficient to
design a custom academic plan to reach their goals. We offer a complete catalog
of core classes, cutting edge electives, and Advanced Placement courses. Students also may earn credits through work-based learning programs,
online classes, independent study and volunteer hours. Additionally, onsite
childcare resources are available to students who are also parents.
are a small school, we do not offer athletics or traditional extracurricular
activities. However, all Oakland students are eligible to join such activities at the
Comprehensive Tacoma Public High School in their neighborhood attendance area
provided they meet the WIAA, district, and school requirements for
participation. Meanwhile, all staff and teachers at Oakland High School are committed to providing a safe,
personal and nurturing environment. We believe in a grace and strength-based
approach where students can achieve in academics, career preparation and
personal development. We celebrate daily the Respect, Responsibility, and
Resiliency of the Oakland High School community!