Our mission: Preparing our students with skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and citizenship.


Todd Moorhead Welcome to the Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC). We pride ourselves on serving all students in our 18 college and career preparation programs offered at PSSC. Our mission is to prepare each of our attending students for their success in college, a meaningful career and global citizenship. Our dedicated teaching and support staff strongly believe in and support the PSSC mission by knowing each student by name, strength and interest.

We work in partnership with Highline, Federal Way, Tukwila and Tahoma School Districts respectively serving 22 partner high schools daily in our two sessions. Additionally, we have created a 3rd session for after school students looking to experience one of our programs without having difficulty fitting PSSC into their regular school schedule. Please call us if you are interested in exploring the array of opportunities our career and technical education programs have to offer and we can schedule a personalized tour for you.

We have strong relationships with our local businesses, community groups, civic organizations and parents of our students to ensure we are taking a collective approach for student success into and out of their selected PSSC program focus. Please feel free to stop by and visit with us to see how our teachers, support staff and administration team foster student’s growth in preparing for their future endeavors.

Todd Moorhead

About Us

18010 8th Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Todd Moorhead
Office Manager
Ardieta Gunstone
School Hours
7:55 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Office Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


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    Research shows students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year, or about 18 days. That's just one day every two weeks. Here are ten steps families can take to improve their student's attendance.

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  • Graduate! Highline Rallies Community

    What if the entire community rallied around the goal of graduating all students? That's exactly what local leaders, alumni, staff, students, parents, and passionate school supporters are doing. The community is going to bat in a big way for Highline students.

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  • Why Run a Bond? Hear it from a Student

    The bond on the November ballot would provide students with safer schools, smaller class sizes, and room to learn in our fast-growing district. MRHS student Sophie Rock explains why we have the bond measure on the November 8 ballot and what it will fund.

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  • School Board Extends Superintendent's Contract

    The Highline School Board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through June 2019.

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  • Notice: Afternoon Elementary Bus Delays

    Elementary school buses may run late in the afternoons during the first two weeks of school. For the safety of our students, it is Highline policy to only drop off kindergarten students at their bus stop when a parent/guardian is present. This can sometimes cause delays for our other students.

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