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We expect all students to challenge themselves academically, creatively, physically, socially, and to take responsibility for their acitons. We will provide a safe, enriching, academic environment; assess each student's needs; and help students achieve their maximum potential.

Principal


Greetings,

 

I am a proud graduate of Highline High School and now have the profound pleasure to serve this learning community as Principal.

Highline High School is a vibrant, comprehensive school community serving approximately 1250 students of diverse backgrounds, immersed in cultural experiences that enrich our campus by bringing the world to our doorsteps. Our community continues to grow in global awareness by building on those shared experiences and exchange of beliefs. Our students are energetic, positive, and hard working. This year’s seniors have achieved some remarkable accomplishments. A recent student survey indicated that 84% applied and 71% were accepted and are enrolled in either a college or university for the fall of 2015. More than $327,000 was issued to our students for college scholarships.

The Highline High School staff bring passion to their work and a wealth of experiences that they share with students. Sixty-nine percent of our staff members hold a master’s degree and 17 teachers have earned their National Board Certification.

This year, we created and implemented the 9th Grade Academy. The Academy had students grouped into four houses and in each house there were four teachers (language arts, social studies, math and science) who shared a group of students. We are proud to announce that 83% of our 9th grade students passed all 6 of their classes and are on track to graduate on time. In September we will be opening our 10th Grade Academy where students will be grouped in three houses. This will enable teachers to continue to provide guided support while preparing them to be independent students in the 11th and 12th grade. We will also be designing course Pathways for upper classmates that will allow them to focus in specific areas of interest.

 

In addition to academics, Highline High School is robust with elective classes, sports, clubs, and activities. We encourage our students to get involved; as there is something for everyone. A few of these include: band, math club, robotics club, biomed club, football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, swim, wrestling, gymnastics and track, ceramics, wood shop, engineering and design, LBGT, digital photography, Black Student Union, drama and more.

We work hard to make Highline High School a rich and wonderful learning community where students and adults come together as the Highline Pirates strive to do their best each day. Our Positive Behavior Supports program is becoming stronger each year and this year we will have a behavior specialist working with staff and student in service of this goal. We will also have a literacy specialist who will be supporting our goal to improve students’ writing skills across all content areas. We will continue to offer credit recovery, after school tutoring and reassessment opportunities to help students graduate on time, prepared to choose their future.

I would like to extend a special thanks to the parents and community partners who give so much to our school. Our PTSA is small but mighty and we have a fabulous group of Latino parents who meet monthly to learn about and discuss high school topics. A sampling of the community partners that work with our staff and students are the Boys and Girls Club, NAVOS, DAWN, College Success Foundation, and the Major Taylor Bike Club.

The school is open each day, ready to help students succeed at being the best version of themselves. We have many support staff who are here if you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to stop by and talk with me, I look forward to meeting you and sharing your goals for your student.

It is a great time to be a Pirate,

Vicki Fisher

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