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 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.


  • Share Your Thoughts!

    It's time to share thoughts with us. We want to get your feedback and hear your ideas for our schools and our students.

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  • State Funds New Health Sciences Building at PSSC

    Students from Highline and four neighboring school districts will soon have access to a new state-of-the-art learning center thanks to funding from the state legislature.

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  • Ask Questions, Bring Ideas, Raise Concerns

    Our families and community members are critically important in the education of our students and in the success of our whole school system. One of the four pillars at the foundation of all we do in Highline is strong partnerships with families and community. We are committed to ensuring that we are true partners with you in all we do.

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  • State Test Results are in the Mail

    We have started to mail secondary students' individual test results to families. As you receive scores in the mail, you may be wondering what these state tests mean for your child.

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  • Off to an Inspiring Start

    Classrooms are buzzing with excitement as the new school year gets underway. Enthusiastic teachers and staff welcomed students and their families to the new school year on September 3. The excitement for learning just keeps growing!

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