King’s High School FAQ’s

What is the contact information for the high school Administrators?

Principal: Bob Ruhlman 206-546-7245
Assistant Principal Rick Skeen 206-546-7245
Dean of Students Corine Nield 206-546-7284
9th and 10th grade Charissa Matthias 206-289-7769
College Counselor Heather Urie 206-546-7284
College Counselor Kellie Lewis 206-546-7571
Assistant to the Principal Judy Kelly 206-546-7245
Performing Arts Coordinator Mary Hudon


How and when are academic course schedules created?

Ms. Young, the 9th/10th grade counselor, along with other staff will write each freshman schedule based on the requested courses. Every effort will be made to grant requested courses. Core classes and pre-requisites for future courses are prioritized. If an elective is unavailable, we will select the back-up choice. Schedules are generally mailed at the beginning of August. During the freshmen year, students will learn about graduation requirements and how to write their own schedules for 10th, 11th and 12th grade.

Can schedules be changed?

If there is legitimate academic rationale we will try our best to accommodate requests for changes. In some cases, two courses are both offered at the same time and we simply have to choose between them. Schedule change forms are mailed along with schedules the first week of August. We begin processing these requests the third week of August.

How does my student get into honors and AP classes?

Applications are due shortly before Spring Break. In most cases, students with strong grades (B+ in humanities classes, A/A- in math and sciences) have a good chance of being admitted. Other factors include making positive contributions to the academic environment, attendance history and commitment to completing assignments in a timely fashion.

What happens if my student starts an honors class and it is too difficult?

In math we will switch a student to a more appropriate class if it is at all possible. In all other classes if a student wants to drop a class they must do so in the first 4 days of the new term. After that, a “withdraw pass” or “withdraw fail” will be noted on their transcript. After 2 full weeks, schedule changes will be approved in extenuating circumstances only. Our teachers are careful not to accept applicants unless they truly believe the student will be successful.

When will we receive the summer reading assignment for English?

The summer reading assignment and book for your student’s English class will be given to you at the end of June.

What are the dress code standards?

While we are not a legalistic environment, we have worked hard to articulate and uphold what we believe to be an acceptable and decent standard of attire. Students who do not come to school in appropriate apparel will be asked to wear a King’s sweatshirt or sweatpants or go home to change.

How do students know when assignments are due?

Teachers will give students a course syllabus; assignments will also be posted on RenWeb.

Are community service hours required?

Community service is giving time without pay to an individual, group, or nonprofit organization in need of assistance. As part of the 9th-12th grade Bible curriculum, students are encouraged to give 40 hours each year serving those who are in need in their community.

How can I keep track of my child’s academic progress?

King’s Schools uses a totally integrated web based software program called RenWeb to track academic progress for each student. The “ParentsWeb” portion of RenWeb is specifically designed for parents to follow their student’s progress, attendance and assignments.

How frequently are grades updated?

We ask teachers to update grades within one week of the time that assignments are turned in. More complex assignments, like major essays or projects, may take longer for teachers to evaluate.

What is the best way to contact teachers?

Email is the best form of communication. All King’s Schools employees can be reached by typing their first initial and last name (no spaces) followed by For example, Mr. Skeen can be reached at