WST is delighted to offer a new program for the 2019-2020 school year. Enrollment is Now Open for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Check out this amazing Video!


Paper applications available HERE or in your counseling offices.

Maritime Operations: Half-Day Public School Program for Juniors and Seniors - Held mornings at Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. (Free).

Are you a junior or senior and looking for an alternative learning experience for the 19/20 School Year? Are you interested in a high paying maritime career?

Come study Maritime Operations at the Port Townsend Maritime Academy!

Learn and study on and near the water for the entire school year!

Earn up to three credits in Career & Technical Education, English Language Arts, and PE while boating, training, and studying about the Maritime Industry.

Units include: Basic Safety Training, Vessel Handling, Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Maritime Law Enforcement, Navigation, Emergency Response, Incident Analysis, Vessel Maintenance, Keelboat Instructor Certification, Rigging, Physical Training, and Leadership.

For more information contact Kelley Watson at kwatson@ptschools.org

Port Townsend Maritime Academy

A West Sound Technical Skills Satellite Campus Program run in partnership with Port Townsend Schools

Who: Juniors and Seniors from all local high schools. (Must like being outdoors & active).

What: Maritime Operations Intensive Class.

  • Earn certifications, learn tons about boats, go to school on the water.
  • Wilderness Advanced First Aid.
  • Keelboat Instructor Certification
  • Basic Safety Training
  • Drill Conductor Fishing Vessel Safety Certification
  • Weekly Job Internships
  • Maritime Law Enforcement Unit
  • PE Credit & Training - by land and sea.
  • English Language Arts Credit - Incident reporting and analysis, Longitude, Survival at Sea Literature, Spoken Word Event.
  • Career Technical Education or Elective Credit. (ELA, PE, CTE 3 credits total).

Where: Downtown Port Townsend at the Northwest Maritime Center, job sites, Port Townsend Bay.

When: 2019 - 2020 School Year. Monday - Friday, Mornings.

Why: High Demand, High Paying Career Choice for those who like working on boats or outside.

How: Application available HERE or in High School Counseling Offices. Questions? Email kwatson@ptschools.org contact Kelley Watson or West Sound Tech.

Units of Study:

Unit 1: Introduction to Maritime Studies

Unit 2: Introduction to Maritime Careers

Unit 3: Deck Skills

Unit 4: Safety at Sea

Unit 5: Watchstanding

Unit 6: Navigation

Unit 7: Tides, Currents, and Weather

Unit 8: Introduction to Rigging

Unit 9: Arts of the Sailor

Unit 10: Physical Fitness for Maritime Careers

Unit 11: Small Boat Sailing

Unit 12: Basic Keelboat Sailing

Unit 13: Maritime Career Skills Development

Unit 14: Small Motorized Vessel Operation

Unit 15: Tool and Vessel Maintenance Safety

Unit 16: Navigation Rules and Regulations.

Unit 17: Large Vessel Repair and Maintenance:

Unit 18: Small Engine Maintenance and Repair.

Unit 19: Maritime Law Enforcement

This is a great program for students who like to be outdoors, are active learners, and who are interested in boats.

★ Earn 3 credits: English, CTE & PE