Auburn Options for Learning
The ASD provides a variety of educational options to meet the needs of our diverse students and their families. We are here to help our community find the program that prepares each student for success beyond graduation.
Auburn K-12 Schools
Traditional Kindergarten through 12th grade, in-person schools that offer rigorous core instruction in math, language arts, science, social studies and the arts. We also offer robust Career and Technical Education programs at middle and high school to prepare students for careers in the trades. Our high schools offer College in the High School and Advanced Placement courses.
Find your neighborhood school.
If your child turns 5 by August 31, it's time to register for kindergarten.
Visit the Kindergarten site for more information and registration.
West Auburn High School Choices
Day Program—Students take four classes in-person per quarter and can earn additional credits with online programs.
Auburn Hybrid Academy—five half days per week of in-person instruction on either an AM or PM schedule for students in grades 9-12. The other half of the school day is online.
Graduation Alliance—fully online, self-paced program.
Auburn Opportunity Project—Full-day in-person program for ages 16-21 who are significantly behind on high school credits.
Open Doors—offered by Green River college for students more than 1 year behind in high school. (students must meet other requirements). Students can earn a high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits towards an AA Degree or Certificate Program.
Virginia Cross Native Education Center—A program primarily for Muckleshoot students who have dropped out, ages 14-21 in grades 9-12.
Visit for more information about any West Auburn program.
Early Childhood Education Assistance Program (ECEAP)—Free comprehensive preschool and family service program supported by the state of Washington. Eligible children are: aged 3-4 years by August 31, in Foster Care/Kinship Care, adopted out of Foster Care, from families receiving TANF or SSI for disability, from families experiencing homelessness, children with disabilities or IEPs, or families living on limited incomes.
Early Childhood Education/Peer Model (ECE)—This program is an engaging preschool option designed to allow tuition-paying students from the Auburn community opportunities to play and learn alongside their peers with developmental delays. Each class is taught by a special education teacher and consists of rich, developmentally appropriate instruction in all areas of development (academics, social skills, self-help, communication and fine/gross motor). Instruction is carefully designed to prepare all students for school success.
Transitional Kindergarten—Full-day program for students who will be 4 years old by August 31 and have not yet had any formal early learning opportunities. Eligibility for the program will be determined based on student assessment.
Visit for more information about preschool in the Auburn School District.
Student Special Services
The Auburn School District supports students with disabilities with exceptional special education teachers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and psychologists.
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)—For students ages 18-21 that offers continuing education for post-high school students with significant disabilities to improve independence and quality of life.
For more information about serving and identifying students with disabilities, visit Student Special Services.
Students in the ASD speak more than 80 languages. Our talented English Learners department supports students learning English at all levels.
For more information about learning English in ASD, visit English Learners.