Transportation

ORCA Opportunity: Middle School

The City of Seattle ORCA Opportunity program distributes free, unlimited 12-month ORCA cards to middle 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.

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)

How it works


ORCA Opportunity is available to qualifying students. If you are a middle school student enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, you must be:

  • Ineligible for transportation from Seattle Public Schools

Students who were in the program last year do not need to complete a new application, unless you have transferred to a new school.

The City will verify that students are not eligible for transportation from Seattle Public Schools before issueing students new ORCA cards.

Students should pick up their cards in their attendance office or main office. If you did not participate last year, please submit the application posted. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, students also have the option to have their card mailed to them.

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You are an middle school student in Seattle Public Schools

Stuff you'll need


Middle School Student applications require a parent or guardian signature

Questions?


Call or text: (206) 256-6722

Email: ORCAOpportunity@seattle.gov

How to apply


ORCA Opportunity is available to qualifying students. Middle school students should fill out an application below and email to ORCAOpportunity@seattle.gov or take a picture and text it to (206)256-6722.

Apply online:

Apply online here

Printable application form:

Applications available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Somali, and Vietnamese.

Download application here

Apply by email:

ORCAOpportunity@seattle.gov

Apply by mail:

Seattle Department of Transportation, Attn: Orca Opportunity Program

700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104

Apply by phone:

(206) 256-6722

Apply in-person

If you are middle school student enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, pick up an application at the main office of your school. This option may not be possible during COVID-19. Please contact your school administrator to see if this option is available.

Apply by fax:

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