• WST Year-Long Satellite Maritime Academy Program  - located in Pt. Townsend


    WST is delighted to offer Maritime Operations again for the 2020-2021 school year.  Enrollment is now open for Fall 2020 classes.  Click HERE to begin our online application process. 

    Check out this amazing Video! 



    Maritime OperationsHalf-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. 


    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:  2020 - 2021 School Year.  Monday - Friday, Mornings.


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


    How:  Click HERE for our online application.  


    Questions?  Email kwatson@ptschools.org  contact Kelley Watson or West Sound Tech.

    Watch:  Maritime Academy Introduction Video by Teacher Kelley Watson
    Power Point (with links at the end):  Power Point (without narration)
    PTMA Website:  Maritime Academy Website
    Curriculum Overview:  Maritime Academy Syllabus
     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