Tacoma Flex

Experience a New Way to Learn with Tacoma Flex!

High school students at Tacoma Public Schools now have an exciting opportunity to take control of their schedules with Tacoma Flex. By enrolling in some online classes while continuing others in person, you can create a learning experience that suits your lifestyle and goals!

How Tacoma Flex Works

Maximize your schedule’s flexibility by taking up to two online courses at the start or end of your school day. These courses, taught by Tacoma teachers, are conveniently housed on the district’s Edgenuity platform. The rest of your classes will continue in person at your high school.

Ready to Enroll?

Jumpstart your Tacoma Flex journey by filling out the Tacoma Flex course request form below. This form will be sent to your school counselor for evaluation and scheduling. Keep an eye on your email for updates and instructions, which will be sent to your TPS account.

Tacoma FLEX Course Request form

Why Choose Tacoma Flex?

Tacoma Flex is perfect for students with jobs, family commitments, or those seeking a more adaptable schedule. Consider the benefits:

  • Flexibility to take courses not otherwise available.
  • Potential health benefits from a later start time for in-person classes—take your FLEX courses in the morning!
  • Personalized learning pace and environment.

Note:

  • Parental consent is required.
  • School bus transportation isn't available for FLEX participants, but ORCA cards for public transit will be provided.

Is Tacoma FLEX Right for You?

If you see yourself in these statements, Tacoma Flex could be your ideal match:

  • I am self-motivated and work well independently.
  • I can manage my schedule and complete tasks on time.
  • I am comfortable learning online and using email and Microsoft Teams for communication.
  • I am proactive about seeking help when needed.

Course Load and Scheduling

Students can enroll in 1 or 2 Tacoma FLEX courses. These courses will allow for Early Dismissal, Late Arrival, or both at your high school, making room for your online classes.

Responsibilities with Tacoma FLEX

Tacoma FLEX courses are part of an Alternative Learning Environment (ALE) and come with some additional responsibilities:

  • Weekly Communication: Stay connected with Tacoma FLEX staff through a combination of emails and Microsoft Forms. This is a state requirement, and missing communications can result in removal from the program.
  • Adequate Monthly Progress: Maintain passing grades (D or above, 60%) to remain in the program. Falling behind may require extra help from teachers or, ultimately, removal from FLEX.

Get Started with Tacoma Flex!

Talk with your parent or guardian, explore the course offerings, and decide if Tacoma Flex is the right fit for you. If you have questions or need more information, reach out to us at tacomaflex@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Ready to revolutionize your learning experience? Fill out the Tacoma Flex course request form above today and start your journey towards a more flexible, tailored education!

Explore our course offerings

A Note About AP Courses
Please note that all Flex AP students will take the AP exam in May through the Flex program and not at their home school. Students wanting to take AP courses through Flex should enroll in the full year through Flex. Students will only be able to transfer an AP course to Flex mid-year if they earned a C or better in the A section of the course at their in-person school. 

English Language Arts

  • English Language Arts 1,2,3 & 4
  • AP Language/Composition (Juniors)
  • AP Literature/Composition (Seniors)

Mathematics

  • Algebra 1 and 2
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Trigonometry (Fall)
  • Statistics (Spring)
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Statistics
  • Geometry
  • Financial Algebra

World Languages

  • Spanish 1,2 & 3
  • French 1 & 2
  • American Sign Language 1,2 & 3

Social Studies

  • World History
  • US History
  • WA State History/Gov (Fall or Spring)
  • Civics (Fall)
  • Contemporary World Problems (Spring)
  • AP US Gov & Politics
  • AP Human Geography

Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • Environment Field Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Physics
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Career & Technical

  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Game Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Algebra
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Nutrition & Wellness (Fall)
  • Independent Living (Spring)
  • American Sign Language 1, 2, & 3
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Psychology

Electives

  • Drawing
  • Art History
  • Music Appreciation
  • Health
  • Lifetime Sports
  • Physical Education A
  • Physical Education B

Learn More

If you'd like to learn more or have questions, please email tacomaflex@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Student talks about benefits of Tacoma Flex

I choose to use Tacoma Flex to help me take part of my classes online because I value my time highly and have other obligations outside of being a student and caring for my younger sibling. I am grateful for the chance to take some of my classes online because I am also preparing for the CNA exam. I'm glad that after totally committing to this program, the word ‘regret’ never crossed my mind.”

- Jaeda, Lincoln High School student

Learn More

If you'd like to learn more or have questions, please email tacomaflex@tacoma.k12.wa.us.