Hazen High School (Washington)
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|Oliver M. Hazen High School|
|1101 Hoquiam Ave NE
|School district||Renton School District|
|Color(s)||Green, Gold, and Blue|
|Athletics conference||North Puget Sound League|
|Mascot||Gordy the Highlander|
Hazen offers a full range of academic subjects, with extensive advanced courses particularly in the mathematics and science departments. Notable classes include the Leadership course, which promotes leadership in the student body and serves as a medium to allow increased student participation in school activities.
Hazen offers several Advanced Placement courses. These Advance Placement courses include subjects ranging from Mathematics, the Sciences, and English, to subjects such as the Humanities and the three languages (French, Spanish, and German) offered at the school.
Hazen is part of the Cascade Division of the North Puget Sound League since the 2016-17 school year. Hazen was previously part of the Seamount League, and in that period its three main rivals were the Lindbergh High School Eagles, the Renton High School Indians and the nearby Liberty High School Patriots from the Issaquah School District. Hazen has won a total of 10 state championships (one in Boys' Swimming, Girls' Soccer, Hazen's Drill Team 2007 3A Drill State Champs, 2007 3A Pom State Champs, 2009 3A Pom State Champs, 2012 3A Military State Champs, 2012 3A Pom State Champs, 2013 3A Pom State Champs, 2014 3A Pom State Champs and Boys' Soccer)..
Hazen offers numerous opportunities for after school activities and extracurriculars.
Among these is the TEENCert program, an emergency response training program offered as an after school activity. TEENCert is a national Homeland Security Initiative directed at making schools and communities safer by having educated / trained youth capable of preparing for and responding to disasters and emergencies.
Hazen has a strong FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) chapter.
Hazen has a DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) chapter. Each year, Hazen DECA members compete at the Area, State, and National Level. A few Hazen DECA members even serve on Area and State Officer Teams. Hazen had Area and State Officers back to back from the 2006-2007 to the 2009-2010 school year with the highest office (Area 4 President) being held two years in a row by Kelly Lank (2007-2008) and Isabella Garcia (2008-2009). During the 2011-2012 school year, "The Edge", the Hazen DECA Student Store received Gold Level Certification, being one of only 37 schools in the nation to receive this high honor. The team that helped make this possible were assistant managers Patrick Hoeper, Daymontray Brown, Austin Clark and head manager Dylan Gale.
Hazen has a strong and thriving music department. It offers 4 choirs, 3 bands, and 2 orchestras. The choir program, in particular, has had major success winning 14 regional championships since 2004. Divina Voce, Chamber Singers, and Man Choir are among the few groups that have won superior ratings at the WMEA state ensemble contest. The band program has a well known jazz band, and is currently building a first class marching program. The orchestras enjoy great success and large numbers as well. Hazen is one of only a handful of public high schools able to offer more than 1 orchestra class. The department, as a whole, has a little over 300 students participating. The department is dominant in the Soundview Region and are among the highest rated groups in the region.
Hazen has a strong cross country program, regularly sending runners to state competitions.