Students work together at KIH

Welcome to Kent Innovation High

Creating an Incubator of Innovation for Students & Educators

Kent ISD and our Superintendents have opened an exciting New Tech High School, Kent Innovation High, that is very different from traditional high schools. With a focus on project-based learning and collaboration with both students and teachers, Kent Innovation High  demonstrates some of the best thinking in the country about teaching and learning. Success for all students is a driving goal of this "lab" school, which serves as a learning laboratory for teachers and administrators who want to innovate back in their own schools.

From the glass walls and integrated presence of technology, to the ongoing teamwork of students and just-in-time facilitated learning, the physical and cultural environment is designed to:

  •    Personalized learning for all students
  •    Increase the relevance of academics to foster student engagement
  •    Cultivate the student voice so students "own" their education

Based on a national model out of Napa, California called The New Tech Network , this school serves as an incubator of innovation for all our schools. Students from all of our districts attend and their educators come to learn and innovate.

Students and parents interested in visiting

KIH is a project-based learning school. We encourage students of all aptitudes to visit and see if they would like to apply. 

how do i apply?

Every district has a process to apply to KIH. If interested, please talk to KIH and schedule a visit. After that, we can help you start the process to apply to KIH.

We'd love to talk more with you about whether or not KIH and PBL are a good option!

PLEASE NOTE:  Prior to applying, students must "shadow"  and parents are required to tour the facility.

How to schedule shadowing

Parents/students contact KIH after they:

  • make a request to shadow through your home school guidance office.
  • communicate with your teachers, too. This visit does not exempt you from completing classwork.
  • contact KIH office for shadow details

Arriving at KIH:  we are located on the campus of Kent ISD. All of our parking lots are numbered. Please park in LOT 3. Look for the KIH sign on the building. 

Contact Tracey at or 616.363.8010 for more information.

school supplies?

Students need a sturdy backpack that holds and protects a laptop (15-17 inches). They need pencils for their math class, as well as inexpensive ear buds. Our school ALWAYS needs nose tissue, hand sanitizer, and Lysol wipes; none of those are required.

Students will occasionally need to dress professionally. Please plan on at least one professional dress outfit. These do NOT need to be new or expensive; just professional and neat.

Students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to bring a snack and drink to school. KIH does not have snack/vending machines, nor a food service program. (Lunch is served at the home district.)

School Safety

Kent Innovation High is located in a wing of the Kent Career Technical Center. Because of this, we follow their drill schedule .

All doors at KIH are locked. Parents/guardians/family members, vistors and students must enter through the main office. We appreciate your cooperation. 


PowerSchool Parent Portal
It is required that  parents (for returning or new students) complete parent permissions and important medical emergency and contact information each year.  You will need to login to your parent PowerSchool account to complete the process.  If you have forgotten or lost your login and password, click the "Having Trouble Signing In?" link on the sign in page. Click this link for Instructions, parents who already have a KIH PowerSchool account can start at step 3 on of the instructions page.

It is important that this is completed as soon as possible.


Acceptable Use Policy
Field Trips
Medication Administration Form
Pesticide Notice
2015-16 Student Handbook
Student and Parent Handbook Acceptance Form   


NEW: Principal's Leadership Team

Our school CALENDAR is here.


A quick overview of STAFF is here.




We are accepting applications for incoming 9th and 10th grade students. We do accept an occasional 11th grade student under certain circumstances. Please contact the office for further information. Find the application HERE