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    Enroll Now—Be Part of Big Picture in 7th Grade This Fall

    Highline’s Big Picture School (Grades 7-12) wants you and your sixth-grade student to know there are a few slots still open this fall for incoming 7th graders! Since the application window to this school of choice has passed, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until our seats are filled. Find out more about us and our emphasis on real-world learning.…

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  • 2016-17 Application Window Open for Big Picture

    The application to attend Big Picture Middle and High School for the 2016-17 school year is now available online. The deadline to submit an application was originally January 29. We have decided to keep the application window open until all seats are full. Completed applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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  • New Admissions Process at Big Picture

    Highline Public Schools is unifying our admissions process for schools in Highline that require an application, including Big Picture.

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  • Coffee with the Principal

    2nd Monday Coffee with Tim

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The mission of Highline Big Picture Schools is to use internships and rigorous, interest-based projects to immerse students in work they are passionate about in order to develop the skills, habits, and knowledge to succeed in higher education, overcome obstacles to their well-being, and contribute positively to their communities. This mission is implemented one student at a time within a supportive network of students, staff, advisories, families, and community partners.
  • Big Picture Middle School provides highly personalized and relevant instruction in small classroom setting.
  • Learning is hands on and takes place in the classroom and in the greater community.
  • Students learn in collaboration with teachers, families, professionals, and mentors.
  • Math, Science and Humanities along with regular field trips form the core of real-world learning for our students.


Tim Schlosser Dear Big Picture Families,

I am thrilled to be joining your school community and looking forward to getting our school year started.

This summer Big Picture staff are preparing for the year ahead and working to ensure all students have another year of powerful learning experiences.

As a school we are driven by a deeply held belief that connecting learning to students’ passions and to real-world experiences results in a truly meaningful academic experience. We are working to build on the legacy that this school community has created over the past decade.

Our approach remains the same: interest-based learning, one student at a time, in partnership with families and the community, with the goal of preparing each and every student for success in higher education and in life.

The Big Picture community has received accolades for its accomplishments over the years in a number of ways, including being recognized by the state of Washington as an Innovative School and celebrated for outstanding performance in measures of academic quality, student culture, and college matriculation. This year we will continue to build on those successes and write the next chapter in the Big Picture story, which has been defined by continuous improvement.

We not only have an open-door policy for families at Big Picture, but also believe that meaningful partnership with families is critical to our success as a community.

Prior to coming to Big Picture, I worked in school leadership and was a middle and high school teacher. I am also a parent. These experiences affirmed my belief that our students will be most successful and fulfill their highest aspirations when we collaborate with families.

Another new face at Big Picture is Ray Morales, our new assistant principal. If you would like to meet with Ray or me over the summer, please contact our Office Manager Denie Hoy (denie.hoy@highlineschools.org). She will help arrange a time. 
New high school and middle school students: please join us at the Big Picture campus on Monday, August 31 for our orientation from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Big Picture community. 
I couldn’t be more excited about the work that lies ahead.

Sincerely yours,

Tim Schlosser, Principal
Big Picture Schools

About Us

440 South 186th Street
Burien, WA 98148
Tim Schlosser
Office Manager
School Hours
Early Release Days
High School 2:30 p.m.
Middle School 1:00 p.m.
Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

FAX 206-631-7749


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Capital Facilities Advisory Committee