Coolest high school ever gets $7M from aerospace companies

Seriously, why wasn’t this place around when we were in school?

Aviation High School, currently based in Des Moines, Wash., this week got $7 million closer to the funding required for its new facility planned next to the Museum of Flight, with donations of $4 million from Boeing and $3 million from other aerospace companies. The Highline Times has details from the event where the donations were announced.

Elective courses at the STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Math) school include Aerospace Engineering, Aviation & Flight By Design, Private Pilot Ground School, Robotics Engineering and other cool stuff that more teenagers should get to learn.

James and Sherry Raisbeck of Raisbeck Engineering kicked things off with an inaugural donation of $3 million. The new facility is expected to open in a couple years.

Thanks to Isaac Alexander for the tip.

  • Anon

    They *should* still have phys ed/gym class – not just restrict it to “sports of the mind”. You don’t want obese engineers

  • http://www.duncanhaley.com John Haley

    What an incredible contribution by the Raisbeck family. My hat is off too them in a big way.

  • Guest

    My son graduate from the very first AHS class in 2008. He’s now attending the UW. The teachers and the curriculum were superlative. I couldn’t be more pleased and satisfied than I am with AHS’ offerings.