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Announcements

  • Students Selected for CHOICE Academy

    A lottery was held on February 16 to select students for the district's secondary schools that require an application including CHOICE Academy. Because there were more applicants than can be admitted to these schools, students were selected by lottery from the pool of eligible candidates.

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  • A change in Washington graduation requirements

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  • School Performance Report

    The 2015-16 School Performance Report for CHOICE Academy is now available on our website. We invite you to read about the progress our students are making, learn about plans we are implementing this year, and find out how to become more involved in our school and the education of your student.

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  • Apply Now for CHOICE Academy

    The application window is now open for secondary schools of choice including CHOICE Academy. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year can be submitted during the application window of January 3 - 31. Please use our online application site SchoolMint to complete and submit an application.

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  • January 2017 Parent letter

    Read a letter sent home to parents in January from our school administrator, Frank Cantwell.

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Mission

The mission of the Highline CHOICE Academy isto provide all students with an engaging, safe, and supportive learning environment which emphasizes academic excellence, personal integrity and social responsibility.
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Safe, structured, small learning community
  • Personalized attention for all students
  • Innovative Flexible School Schedule
  • Parent Partnership
  • Grade 7th - 12th

Principal

Mike Sita Welcome to Highline Public School Alternative Programs. Our schools and programs are proud high quality educational options supporting the Highline School District’s portfolio of secondary schools. My staff and I are committed to developing small and personalized learning communities which are committed to your child’s educational experiences. Each program is fully accredited with highly qualified teachers and service oriented adults meeting the individual learning needs of all our students. 

While our schools and programs serve well over four hundred students each year, no single learning community in Alternative programs has more than two hundred students enrolled. This makes for close knit and supportive school environments where every teacher and counselor knows every student, and family, by Name, Strength and Need, as promised by our superintendent and school board.

Our alternative schools and programs serve families with a wide range of special needs and high expectations for the schools that their children attend. Our standards for learning and effective instruction teaching make our schools top notch in ability to provide for those in transition, learning English, or requiring special individualized education services. From online to home schooling support, and progressive parent partnerships, we serve families who need flexibility, specialized instruction, a strong parent and family community, or even credit recovery and reengagement or in transition returning to school for those who have been out of school.

Each of our programs is a school of choice in our district and accessible for families across the Highline School District. Our Schools and Programs include:

Highline CHOICE Academy – a 7th through 12th grade high performing parent partnership with direct connections to college through Running Start and Career through Puget Sound Skills Center. A Washington State School of Distinction “CHOICE is the best kept secret in Highline.” - Parent

We believe in all of our students' ability to achieve and excel in their schooling. Our aim is to get every graduate into a quality college or career training opportunity immediately after they receive a diploma. In Highline Alternative Programs we connect with each of our students through personalized college and career counseling and advisement using a state approved curriculum. Our college and career connection center oversees a comprehensive counseling and preparation program for life after high school, attending to every child in our schools.

Family engagement and partnership is encouraged and invited by each of our programs and schools. We involve community and shared resources to enrich and enhance the school experience for all the children we teach. Please contact myself, the teachers in programs or our school counselors to see how you can be involved and join us supporting the students of Highline Alternative Programs.

-Mike Sita
Principal

Check out our parent-maintained website.
 

About Us

18367 8th Avenue South
Burien WA 98148
 
Phone
206-631-7630
 
Principal
Michael Sita
 
Office Manager
Jennifer Browning
 
Student Schedule
8:00 AM - 2:39 PM (Monday-Thursday)
8:00 AM - 11:46 PM (Early Release Friday)
 
Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 PM
  
Fax
206-631-7648

News

  • Celebrate! Highline by Nominating a Gold Star

    Nominations are now open for the 2017 Gold Star Awards, sponsored by the Highline Schools Foundation. Parents, community members, business owners, and staff are encouraged to Celebrate! Highline by nominating individuals who make an impact in Highline.

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  • The Meaning of L-O-V-E

    What does the word love mean? The world's greatest poets, authors, musicians, teachers, and philosophers have struggled with that question for centuries. For Valentine's Day, we asked the smartest and most thoughtful people we know-- our students.

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  • Snow Make-up Day is May 30

    The snow make-up day for Monday, February 6, will be Tuesday, May 30.

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  • Learn About School Schedule Decisions

    Making a decision about weather-related school closures is always difficult, because so many different situations have to be considered. We do our very best to balance the many interests at stake, but we recognize that no matter what decision we make, it will not please everyone.

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  • Highline Takes First Step Toward New Schools & Safety Upgrades

    Highline voters approved the sale of $299 million in school construction bonds last November, and today the first set of bonds was sold. The $236.8 million proceeds will fund a majority of the school construction and improvement projects in the bond package.

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