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Watch the 2021-22 Silas Information Night recording to learn more about Silas High School. This recording includes introductions from school leaders and staff, academics, our school culture, athletics, unique programs we offer, and information about the choice enrollment process.
By The Numbers
Rate of Students Accepted to Next Institution
Years Silas has been recognized as a School of Distinction
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Choice Enrollment for Grades 1-12
Apply to attend a school other than your neighborhood school for the 2022-2023 school year. The application window open October 25, 2021 and close January 21, 2022.
Choice Enrollment 2022-2023 School Year
We recommend families start by checking out their neighborhood school. If your neighborhood school isn't the best fit, you can apply to attend another school in Tacoma Public Schools through our choice enrollment process.
Choice applications for grades 1-12 are due by January 21, 2022.
New Student Enrollment
Families new to Tacoma Public Schools need to complete an online enrollment packet.
Enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will open in November.
New Student Application
Silas High School staff, students and families create a school environment where all students have the opportunity to exhibit high standards of achievement and critical thinking skills, social responsibility and community contributions. Renovated most recently in 2017, Silas provides students with state-of-the-art classrooms and science labs, library, business education classes, an expanded athletic complex, a Career Center, and guidance and administrative offices. Silas is one of very few high schools in the country with a fully equipped glass blowing hot shop. The JROTC program is also recognized as one of the most awarded in the area. Silas won the School of Distinction Award seven years in a row, something that no other high school in Washington has accomplished. This honor is based on outstanding improvements in graduation rates. Now that graduation rates are where they should be, the focus is on equity — specifically on closing the opportunity gap with students of color and students with disabilities in accelerated classes and test scores.
Programs at Silas
Rams in Action
Silas High School
Dr. Dolores Silas High School, formerly named Wilson High School, was built in 1958. In September 2006, a new addition was built which contains state-of-the-art classrooms and science labs, the library, our business education classes, an expanded Associated Student Body complex, the Career Center, and Guidance and administrative offices. Phase two of the construction was completed in the fall of 2017. The gymnasium and pool were also remodeled. New construction is ongoing for the performing arts and 400/500 wing. A new building houses Culinary Arts, the Autism program, and the Math department. Silas is one of very few high schools in the country with a fully equipped glass blowing hot shop.