ORCA Opportunity Program

King County Metro, Seattle Public Schools, and Seattle Department of Transportation have launched a survey to learn more about transportation for youth. The survey is open to parents and students.    

All survey participants may choose to be entered in a raffle for a $50 gift card to one of the following businesses: QFC, Safeway, Starbucks, Ezell's Famous Chicken, and Pagliacci.

The survey will close on October 19, 2018.  

Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YOUTHMOBILITY

2018 – 2019 School Year

The 2018 – 2019 School Year will see the transformation of the Youth ORCA program to the ORCA Opportunity Program. Under the new ORCA Opportunity Program all high school students at Seattle Public Schools, income-qualified middle school students at Seattle Public Schools, and Seattle Promise Scholars will be eligible for a free, unlimited 12-month ORCA card.

For more information about the ORCA Opportunity Program, please see the ORCA Opportunity FAQ.

Income-qualified middle school students that do not receive transportation from Seattle Public Schools and want an ORCA card need to fill out this form. Please email the completed form to YouthORCA@seattle.gov or bring it to school on the first day.

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All high school students in Seattle Public School will need to fill out a Conditions of Use form. Please bring the completed form to orientation at your high school or the first day of school.

Seattle Promise Scholars will pick up their ORCA cards at their bridge program. There is no required form.

About the program

The ORCA Opportunity program distributes ORCA cards to high school students at Seattle Public Schools, income-qualified middle school students at Seattle Public Schools, and Seattle Promise Scholars. The ORCA cards provide students free, unlimited transit for 12 months. The ORCA cards are valid on King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Sound Transit, Community Transit, Pierce Transit, Kitsap Transit, and Everett Transit.

Funding

The ORCA Opportunity program is funded with Proposition 1 funding. For more information on Proposition 1 funding, visit the Seattle Transportation Benefit District.

Contact information

Program email: YouthORCA@seattle.gov
Program phone: 206-256-ORCA (6722)