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Announcements

  • Change in Bell Schedule for BPS 7th & 8th graders

    The school day will be from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for Middle School students. Busing information will be mailed out in August with times and locations of pick ups. Please watch for the summer enrollment packet for more information regarding the changes.

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  • Summer Office Hours

    Office hours June 20 - August 5 are from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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  • BPS Summer School

    Summer session will run Monday through Thursday from June 27 - July 28 for HS students and from July 5 - 28th for Middle School.

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  • BPS Student Orientation

    Join us Friday, August 26th for a Student Orientation from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Staff will host a BBQ for students and families. Photographers will be on site for school pictures and ID cards. This is a chance for you to meet your advisors and other students and families; take a tour the campus, etc. We hope to see you there!

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    Enroll Now—Be Part of Big Picture in 7th Grade This Fall

    Highline’s Big Picture School (Grades 7-12) wants you and your sixth-grade student to know there are a few slots still open this fall for incoming 7th graders! Since the application window to this school of choice has passed, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until our seats are filled. Find out more about us and our emphasis on real-world learning.…

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Mission

The mission of Highline Big Picture Schools is to use internships and rigorous, interest-based projects to immerse students in work they are passionate about in order to develop the skills, habits, and knowledge to succeed in higher education, overcome obstacles to their well-being, and contribute positively to their communities. This mission is implemented one student at a time within a supportive network of students, staff, advisories, families, and community partners.
  • Big Picture Middle School provides highly personalized and relevant instruction in small classroom setting.
  • Learning is hands on and takes place in the classroom and in the greater community.
  • Students learn in collaboration with teachers, families, professionals, and mentors.
  • Math, Science and Humanities along with regular field trips form the core of real-world learning for our students.
     

Principal

Tim Schlosser Dear Big Picture Families,
 
I hope you are all having a wonderful summer and that you are looking forward to another amazing year of Big Picture learning. The 2015-2016 academic year brought big changes and achievements to our school:
  • The high school successfully completed a rigorous process to become fully accredited by the Association of Educational Service Districts, and was given a number of commendations for excellence; in addition, multiple school teams from other cities, states, and countries (including China and New Zealand) visited the Big Picture campus to learn from our innovations and successes 
  • Our high school graduates are off to great universities and opportunities across the state and beyond, and as a whole the high school logged more internship hours and a higher internship placement rate than at any time since the school started
  • The Middle School created a new digital entrepreneurship program and published two books authored entirely by students
  • We have formed a permanent family group, the Family Voices Organization, which put on a number of successful events for the school community
To name just a few. And the most important successes, of course, have happened “one student at a time,” in the relationships and authentic real-world learning that drive what we do each day. Others in the district and beyond are noticing—which is part of why all of our advisories are full with a wait list for the coming year.

This year will be about building on our momentum and success as a school community, continuing the shift to digital learning (we received another grant for new laptops), building even more real-world internship and field trip opportunities (we have a new staff member being hired to support this), and continuing the work begun this year to enrich our 7-12 academic continuum.

The entire staff is looking forward to welcoming you back for another great year!

Sincerely yours,

Principal
Big Picture Schools

About Us

440 South 186th Street
Burien, WA 98148
 
Phone
206-631-7700
 
Attendance
206-631-7737
 
Principal
Tim Schlosser
 
Office Manager
 
School Hours
Varies
 
Early Release Days
High School 2:30 p.m.
Middle School 1:00 p.m.
 
Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FAX 206-631-7749

News

  • Community-led Bond Slated for November Ballot

    A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters in November. The $299 million bond would replace deteriorating schools, ease overcrowding and make safety improvements at all schools. A community advisory committee developed the bond package. The school board fully accepted the committee’s recommendation and voted to place the measure on the November ballot.

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  • Highline in the News

    Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary were mentioned in a Seattle Times story highlighting the earthquake risk of older school buildings. Both schools were built before current seismic standards were established.

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  • Free Summer Meals Available for Local Children

    Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program (SSFP). The program provides funding for several of our schools to serve children living in South King County.

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  • Highline School Board to Vote July 20 on Bond for November

    A community-led committee of Highline residents, staff, and students spent the past year intensely studying the question of how to address the need for new or renovated schools. Wednesday, the Highline School Board signaled its agreement with the committee’s recommendations.

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  • Check Out Interactive Budget Report

    Check out our online, interactive proposed budget report for the 2016-17 school year. The new online tool gives our community the opportunity to dig deep into the data and view a breakdown by district, school, and department.

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