Ninth Grade Jump Start

Jump Start is one-day program designed to help ninth grade students feel confident and ready to begin high school. Freshman have the school all to themselves, giving them a chance to become familiar with the building, see classrooms, and get to know classmates and teaching staff before school officially starts. All incoming 9th graders in Tacoma Public Schools are automatically registered for Jump Start at their high school.

Jump Start Dates and Times

Jump Start will be from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The date your student attends is based on their last name.

  • August 14, 2023: Students with last name A to L attend.
  • August 15, 2023: Students with last name M to Z attend.

Jump Start Transportation

Morning Pick-Up Location Pick Up Time
Giaudrone Middle School 7:30 a.m.
Stewart Middle School 7:38 a.m.
First Creek Middle School 7:47 a.m.
Afternoon Drop Off Location Drop Off Time
First Creek Middle School 12:38 p.m.
Stewart Middle School 12:48 p.m.
Giaudrone Middle School 12:56 p.m.


Summer Programs, Meals & Resources

Tacoma Public Schools and several partner organizations offer summer programs and activities, free summer meals and other resources for students and families.