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  • U.S. Ed Department Visits Schools

    A top federal education leader visited Highline schools this week to see the innovative work happening in classrooms. Head of the Office of Innovation and Improvement, Nadya Dabby, was impressed with the high-quality learning she saw.

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  • Pacific Honored for Innovative Suspension Alternatives

    Pacific Middle School is being recognized for its innovative work to provide alternatives to suspension that keep students in school and learning. Pacific’s in-school suspension program is the winner of the 2015 Uniting for Youth Innovations in Alternatives to Suspensions Award.

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  • Give Your Feedback on our Schools

    We are asking for feedback from families of Highline students. Tell us what you think about your child's school on topics ranging from academic preparation to student support to safety and behavior.

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  • Community Gives Feedback on Bond

    Community members strongly support building new schools but want a more transparent process for developing a bond plan, according to a survey run by Highline Public Schools from April 22 through May 11. The survey was launched to get community feedback after the failure of the February capital construction bond. The bond aimed to alleviate crowding in elementary schools and fix or replace aging schools.

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  • Scholar-Athletes Receive Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships

    Sixteen high school senior athletes received college scholarships at the 2015 Scholar-Athlete, Coach, and Community Recognition Banquet. The banquet honors students that shine in multi-sport athletics, academics, and community service. A total of $32,500 in scholarships was awarded in the fourth-annual awards ceremony.

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Our Promise

Our Promise encompasses our district’s mission and vision.
 
EVERY STUDENT in Highline Public Schools
is known by NAME, STRENGTH,
and NEED, and graduates ready for
COLLEGE, CAREER, and CITIZENSHIP.

Highline's Bold Goals from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo.

Superintendent

Superintendent Susan Enfield Together with our staff and the Highline community, we have developed a new strategic plan unlike any I have seen in school districts across the nation—it is bold, visionary, and represents the unwavering belief we have in our students’ capabilities. We can feel proud that we have not shied away from setting high expectations for our students and ourselves.

Our promise is to know every student by name, strength, and need, so each will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship. We are challenging ourselves to ensure that four years from now at least 19 out of 20 students are learning at or above grade level in third grade, passing Algebra by ninth grade, and graduating high school prepared to choose their future. We have pledged to all but eliminate out-of-school suspensions that rob students of learning time. And we have set long-range goals that every student will graduate bilingual, biliterate, and tech-literate. Make no mistake: in adopting these goals, we in Highline have committed to eradicating the achievement and opportunity gaps that persist in our schools. In doing so, we will prove that public education can work for all children.

Each of us -- staff, families, and community members -- plays a critical role in our students’ success. Delivering on our promise will require all of us working together, but I have every confidence that we can marshal the collective commitment our students need and deserve. 
 
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Common Core

Path to Success

This video  illustrates our bold goals for students, telling the story of Highline's path to success without a single word.