Shelton's Cedar High School

Cedar High School

Cedar High School Information & Application


Shelton School District is opening Cedar High School in the fall of 2020.  This school will serve 140 students, grades 9 - 12, and will be located for the first year on the ground floor of the CHOICE building (a new facility is being pursued for the fall of 2021).


Cedar High School will serve 140 high school students in the Shelton School District. It will appeal to students who want a smaller, personalized learning environment that is centered on students. The development of this school has been guided by the core values of equity, respect, wellness, creativity, and resiliency, and the vision is to inspire students to be active, engaged citizens in their community and advocates for their own futures.


The New Tech model will better prepare students for success in the 21st-century by shifting education to an emphasis on deeper learning and thinking, and collaboration with peers, giving students the ability to be innovative and creative in a changing world. Students will leave high school prepared to succeed in college, career, and lifelong learning.
To learn more about the New Tech model, visit


  • Engaging interdisciplinary classes with authentic, inquiry-based projects and experiential learning as the core instructional model.
  • A personalized, collaborative, safe learning community that honors student voice and creativity.
  • The opportunity to connect with and serve the community through the exploration of authentic projects


Outcomes that Matter
The five Learning Outcomes are Collaboration, Knowledge and Thinking, Written and Oral Communication, and Agency.

Teaching that Engages

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is the best way for students to demonstrate proficiency on school-wide learning outcomes that requires contextual, creative, and shared learning. Students collaborate on meaningful projects that require critical thinking and creativity, making learning relevant and giving students a purpose for mastering state-required skills and concepts.

Culture that Empowers
Cedar High School promotes a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility encompassing student and professional culture.

Technology that Enables

The Echo Student Management System supports PBL, and with its innovative grade book, aligns deeper learning skills that students will need in their futures.

Enrollment Process for Cedar High School

  1. Turn in the application for the new high school to the office at 807 W. Pine Street, or mail it to CHOICE High School, at 807 W. Pine Street, Shelton, WA.
  2. Once the application is received, a placement meeting will be set up with the building administrator/counselor to determine if the new high school is an appropriate option for you. This may happened in person, through a phone call, or a video conference. 
    1. If appropriate, acceptance will be followed by the orientation date.
    2. If not appropriate, the recommendation for other learning options will be shared with you and your guardian.
  3. If accepted, both the student and their parents/guardians must attend an orientation to the new high school. Date and time will be given upon acceptance. 
    1. Parent/guardian orientations are one hour in the evenings and are usually scheduled on Thursdays, once school re-opens.
    2. Student orientations follow the parent/guardian orientations. These will run from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on a Friday, once school re-opens.

The staff of Cedar High School believes that a partnership between the school, parents/guardians, and students is essential for academic success. Without the combined efforts of all three parties, students cannot achieve their full potential. Therefore, all three parties must commit to doing their part in maximizing the success of all students.

For questions, please email
Stacey Anderson at 
Amber Hosford at

  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
  • p: 360-426-1687
  • f: 360-427-8610

The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).

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