The traditional classroom setting does not work for everyone. Luckily, in Bellingham students have Options.
Options High School is the smallest of the four high schools in the Bellingham School District, and arguably the most innovative. Disenchanted students can find a more personal and exploratory approach to education focused on helping them to discover and then grow in their unique passion. The small class size prevents any student from remaining anonymous, or underperforming without intervention.
Options has been operating out of a group of portable trailers, but that’s set to change soon. In 2013 Bellingham voters approved a bond to build a learning center at 2015 Franklin St. that would house some district-wide vocational training programs and act as the new, more permanent home for Options High School. That building is expected to be ready in time for the 2017 school year.