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School Administration

Lilian Hunter

Ja'Wanne Brown

Daniel Grimm

School Information

School Mission Statement

The CHS community inspires all learners to think, explore, and grow.

Contact Us

Address: 2707 Conger Avenue N.W. Olympia, Washington 98502-4590
Phone: (360) 596-8000
FAX: (360) 596-8001

About Our School

Capital High School is a grade 9-12 AAA National Blue Ribbon award winner. The school year is divided into two 90 day semesters. Approximately 79% of the graduates enter programs for further study or training. Capital offers a comprehensive curriculum with advanced course work available in every curriculum area.

Additional academic programs include opportunities at New Market Vocational Skill Center, Running Start, School to Work, and the International Baccalaureate Program, which is a rigorous pre-university course of study. Three quarters of Capital's students participate in athletics and activities.

Parent and community involvement include the following organizations: Site Advisory Council, Foundation, Booster Club, and Parent Organization.

In 2006, Capital completed a $10.5 million dollar remodel project, which includes a new student commons, a 400 seat auditorium, an auxiliary gymnasium, fitness room, modernization of the library, alternative education, administrative offices, and four pod areas. McGranahan Partnership of Tacoma designed the project.


The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington accredit Capital High.

School Facts

Our Students

Currently, 1320 students are enrolled at Capital High School with an ethnic composition of:
Caucasian: 78.1%
Asian American: 11.0%
Hispanic: 5.1%
African American: 2.8%
Native American: 1.5%

Our Staff

Administrators: 3
Classroom Teachers: 76
ParaEducators: 22
Clerical: 9
Counselors: 4
Kitchen Staff: 5
Dean of Students: 1
Librarian: 1
Nurse: 2
Psychologist: 1
Computer Technician: 1
Tech Asst: 1


Advanced Classes:

The International Baccalaureate program replaces Advanced Placement offerings at Capital High School. International Baccalaureate is a rigorous pre university course of study that could lead to a full IB diploma or certificate. The highest level IB courses are 12th IB English, IB Calculus, IB 20th Century World History, IB Biology II, IB Theory of Knowledge and electives.

Four years of study are available in five world languages. Advanced science classes include physics, marine biology and independent study water quality.

Running Start:

Students in Washington have an opportunity to take college classes while attending high school and receive dual credit.

Grading System:

Class rank and G.P.A. are determined by all available grades 9-12. Grades are not weighted. Grading system is A-F. See bottom of transcript.

  • P Pass (credit given but not figured into the G.P.A.); also used when student has studied in another country.
  • S Satisfactory (not figured into the G.P.A.) I Incomplete (student has 10 school days to complete the work)
  • WF Withdraw (figured in the G.P.A.)
  • U Audit (no credit)
  • NC No credit earned

Extra-Curricular Programs

One fourth of the student body participates in athletics and one third of the student body participates in debate, drama, choral groups, band, orchestra, journalism, D.E.C.A., National Honor Society, F.B.L.A., five world languages, and social interest and ethnic clubs.