Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Enrollment 
Children who turned five by August 31, 2015 are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Highline Public Schools does not offer early-entrance testing or services for children who are not five before August 31. Kindergarten registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open. 
To register your child, please go to your neighborhood school during regular school hours. If you are unsure which school to register at, please call 206.631.3003, or visit this website WebQuery.

When you go, it is important to bring:
  • Your child’s birth certificate
  • Proof of your address (rental agreement, purchase agreement, or utility bill)
  • Your child’s immunization records
  • Two emergency contacts, including addresses and phone numbers
Kindergarten Readiness Programs
Highline offers unique programs for incoming kindergarten students to help them be “ready for kindergarten” in the fall. These programs include Pre-K Play and LearnKindergarten Jump Start, and WaKIDS. The programs are free for registered kindergarten students. For more information, contact Tina Wooten at (206) 631-3190.
Kindergarten Readiness Activities 
We also encourage our families to work with their students at home. To help, we've created the Kindergarten Readiness Guidelines. These guidelines are a parent resource designed to help families prepare children for kindergarten. This document does not need to be completed and turned in at the school, but rather is for parents to keep as a guide to kindergarten readiness. If you have questions about the document, please contact Anne Arnold. View the guidelines in Spanish and Vietnamese.