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We Are Colts: Caring, Brave, Prepared

Thurston High School is a place where the Colts' values of Caring, Brave, Prepared come to life. We hold these core values at the heart of everything we do, shaping not only our students' academic journeys but also their personal growth and development. Through a commitment to compassion, courage, and readiness, we empower our students to thrive academically, personally, and socially. As you explore our website, you will discover the myriad opportunities and experiences that await our Colts. We invite you to join us on this remarkable journey of growth, learning, and discovery. Together, we will continue to uphold the legacy of Thurston High School and prepare our students for a future full of promise.


Caring: Taking Care of Our Community

At Thurston High, we believe in the power of compassion and empathy. Our Colts learn the importance of supporting one another, fostering a sense of unity that extends beyond the classroom walls. Our students actively contribute to making the world a better place. Whether through volunteer initiatives, charity drives, or acts of kindness, our Colts embody the true meaning of caring. We instill in them the value of understanding different perspectives and standing up for those in need. By nurturing an environment where kindness thrives, we empower our students to become engaged community members and citizens.

Brave: Showing Up, Willing to Try

The spirit of bravery pulses through the halls of Thurston High. We encourage our students to step out of their comfort zones, to explore new horizons, and to take risks that lead to personal and academic growth. Every day, our Colts embrace challenges with a courageous attitude, knowing that each experience, whether triumphant or challenging, contributes to their journey of self-discovery. Through a diverse range of academic programs, career technical education pathways, extracurricular activities, and athletics, we provide a platform for our students to showcase their talents, passions, and unyielding determination. We foster an environment where mistakes are viewed as stepping stones to success, resilience is celebrated, and each student's unique voice is encouraged to flourish.

Prepared: Ready for What Comes Next

Preparation is the cornerstone of success, and Thurston High equips its students with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in an ever-evolving world. Our dedicated faculty members are committed to delivering an enriching education that goes beyond textbooks and testing. We emphasize 21st century skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and creativity, ensuring that our Colts are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Through our career and technical education pathways and academic programs, we nurture student’s curiosity. Whether pursuing higher education, vocational training, or entering the workforce, our students leave Thurston High with the confidence to create their own futures.



We Are All Colts

Thurston High School is more than just a place of learning; it's a tight-knit community where students, parents, educators, and staff work together to create an environment that fosters growth and success. We value diversity and promote inclusivity, recognizing that every individual brings a unique perspective that enriches our educational community. Through open communication and partnerships with families, we ensure that each student's needs are met, and their aspirations are supported.