Innovation Heights Academy
11249 14th Avenue South Burien, WA 98168

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Innovation Heights Academy
11249 14th Avenue South Burien, WA 98168

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School Mission

Innovation Heights Academy will ensure that students engage in self-discovery, practice the habits of life balance, and accelerate progress towards their individual goals. Students will leave Innovation Heights as strong communicators, continually curious, and contributing community members prepared to engage in their next academic program.


Program Model

Innovation Heights Academy strives to be a flexible learning option for students. We are a half day program, where students can engage in experiential learning, practice habits of life balance, and accelerate their progress toward graduation.


To provide flexibility for our students, Innovation Heights Academy operates on a half day model. Students come to school Monday through Thursday for either the morning (8:30-11:30am) or afternoon session (12:00-3:00pm).

Accelerated Credit Learning 

Students have the opportunity to progress toward graduation faster. Students can earn up to 9 credits in a year, as compared to 6 credits in a year in a traditional model. 


Instruction at Innovation Heights Academy will be two hours each day. Students will engage in project-based learning through cross-curricular learning blocks. Learning will focus on developing real-world skills which will be related to students’ individual goals. 

Wellness Block

In order to ensure that we are preparing students to be successful in life beyond high school, we want to allow space for students to learn about life balance and wellness. Students will spend one hour a day focusing on physical, mental, and social wellness.

Re-engagement Fridays:

Fridays are required for students who are struggling with attendance, behavior, or grades each week. Weekly, students will meet with their advisor to discuss their progress toward their goals and determine if they need assistance re-engaging in their work. If students are making adequate progress on their goals, students can still come on Friday for access to clubs, community partners, and other connections.