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ORCA Opportunity: High School

As we continue to learn more about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), the City of Seattle ‎is taking steps to ensure that all Seattle residents are prepared and stay healthy. ‎ Following Governor Inslee’s emergency proclamation on March 12, all Seattle Public Schools will ‎be closed through at least April 24. All school building activities including school day instruction, ‎child care, preschool, athletics/sports, health services, enrichment, etc. are canceled until further ‎notice. ‎ As a result, Seattle Public School cards will not be delivered to schools until Seattle Public ‎Schools reopens. That means any middle school applications we received after March 9, 2020 and ‎any new student ORCA cards (Middle School and High School) will not be delivered until Seattle ‎Public Schools re-open. ‎ If you have any additional questions, please email or call/text ‎‎206-256-ORCA (6722). ‎ The ORCA Opportunity program distributes free, unlimited 12-month ORCA cards to high school students at Seattle Public Schools. Cards are valid on King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, Everett Transit, and Seattle Center Monorail.

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How it works

ORCA Opportunity is available to qualifying students.

  • If you are a high school student enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, no application is necessary, and you can pick up your ORCA card during orientation or at the main office of your school.


You are a high school student enrolled in Seattle Public Schools

Stuff you'll need

High School Students need their Student ID


Call or text: (206) 256-6722


How to apply

Every high school student enrolled at Seattle Public Schools is eligible to receive a card and do not need to apply. Please email ORCA Opportunity at with questions.

Apply online:


Printable application form:


Apply by email:

Apply by mail:


Apply by phone:

(206) 256-6722

Apply in-person

If you are a high school enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, pick up your ORCA card at the main office of your school.

Apply by fax: