Apply for OCEAN School

Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 School Year. The first step is for the family and student to complete an application.

Submit an application for 2024-25 **  

**Family Partnership Program Grades 6-8 is currently accepting students for a waitlist only.Students with a completed application will be entered on the waitlist.

You may view the application questions or print and submit a paper application to: OCEAN, 3939 San Juan Ave, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

An application for OCEAN does not guarantee enrollment. While you are waiting for acceptance into OCEAN, please have your student continue to participate in his/her current educational program.

Continuing students do not need to reapply. 

Out of District and Non-Resident Students

Out of district students can be accepted when space is available. 

There is limited space for non-resident students in the Online Program. This includes students who currently attend other schools in the district through a Choice Transfer Request. Due to OSPI rules there are limited spaces available for non-resident students in Single District Online School Programs.

Once the student has been accepted to OCEAN K-12 the family will be required to complete a Choice Transfer Request.

Part Time Enrollment

Students can only be part-time with the approval of the OCEAN Principal. Elementary students cannot generally be enrolled part time. Part-time enrollment for Family Partnership Program will be approved for a student to take classes at Blue Heron or Port Townsend High School that are not offered in OCEAN K-12. Online Program students must be enrolled in at least three classes at OCEAN. Running Start and West Sound Tech students must be enrolled in OCEAN K-12 at least 50%. Any exceptions are only made with the pre-approval of the OCEAN principal.

After Application Submission

For next school year admissions we will begin reviewing applications in April.  Starting in April we will contact students and families for interviews who meet the enrollment criteria. After the interview students and families will be notified of the decision for admittance. Applications received after the end of June will be reviewed in August.

During the school year, we will continue to accept applications as space is available. After September 1 will respond to applications within five school days and we will schedule an interview with students who meet the enrollment criteria. The application, interview, admissions and enrollment process typically takes 1-2 weeks.

Students new to the Port Townsend School District will need to complete the school district new student enrollment after acceptance.

Admissions Criteria

Students will be admitted to OCEAN School if they meet the admissions criteria and space is available. The criteria will be evaluated in both the application and interview. Admissions criteria:

  • Demonstration of at home/online learning support or a high level of student independence to complete 28-30 hours of learning a week.
  • Family commitment to attending monthly conference. (Not required for high school student's demonstrating a high level of independence).
  • Based on the student's learning profile and home support the student is likely to be successful in the chosen program. (May result in acceptance into a different program than applied for).
  • For Online Program: Demonstration of student plan for making weekly contact with the teacher.
  • For students with previous discipline or attendance concerns: Demonstration of engagement with resources or change in status that will support success at OCEAN School. Or evidence that the change in school placement will likely result in a change in behavior.

Request More Information

If you would like to learn more about the school we encourage you to review the information available on the website or attend an open house which are typically offered in the spring and winter each year. Check our main page for upcoming events. You may also call 360-680-5750 or email [email protected] for further information.


Port Townsend School District No. 50 does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, immigration status, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  

Title IX Coordinator, Laurie McGinnis, (360) 680-5756, [email protected]
Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Shelby MacMeekin, (360) 680-5763, [email protected]
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Amy Khile, (360) 680-5757 [email protected]
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