Our mission: Preparing our students with skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and citizenship.
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 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.
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 17 Highline schools to serve children living in South King County in partnership with six community organizations.
Highline families still have time to submit feedback on how our schools are doing. All families are encouraged to take a short online survey. Results will help us make changes to improve our schools and better support our students.
Students can get extra help when they need it on Activate Instruction. The online resource is available for free to all Highline students. Teachers across the country create, share, and organize learning resources on Activate Instruction, and students use it to learn at their own pace.
Highline has many budding authors, and our students are proving it during Highline Writes! Week of Writing Celebration. The week-long writing event across the district is recognizing students as authors in a variety of ways, including a writing contest.
Recently, Highline Public Schools refinanced bonds sold in 2007, resulting in a savings to taxpayers of more than $4.5 million over the next eleven years. The savings will lower the amount of money that will be collected from taxpayers to pay off previously issued bonds. We are pleased to be able to give these dollars back to the taxpayers.