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  • It's Not Too Late for Graduates to Attend College

    Education after high school is becoming more important for our recent graduates. In King County, 85% of new family-wage jobs are projected to require some post-secondary education.

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  • Kindergarten Students Get a Jump Start on School

    Incoming kindergarten students have an opportunity to get a jump start on their education. Kindergarten Jump Start is a week-long learning experience to help students and their parents be ready to start school. This program is free and open to all incoming students who are registered for kindergarten in Highline.

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  • Students Make Music this Summer

    Nearly 50 students are busy making music as part of the district's summer band program. Students in grades 6-11 participated in one of two camps aimed at helping students continue their music learning over summer break.

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  • Superintendent Enfield's Contract Extended through 2017

    The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield to run through 2017, coinciding with the term of the district’s strategic plan. “We are making good progress toward the bold goals in our strategic plan, and we have the right leader to get our students to those targets,” said School Board President Michael Spear.

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  • From Spain to the Classroom

    A Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) teacher will return from summer break with deeper knowledge and proficiency in Spanish. William Peterson is spending his summer studying in Spain at the University of Granada and plans to apply what he learns abroad to his classroom.

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Our Promise

Our Promise encompasses our district’s mission and vision.
 
EVERY STUDENT in Highline Public Schools
is known by NAME, STRENGTH,
and NEED, and graduates ready for
COLLEGE, CAREER, and CITIZENSHIP.

Highline's Bold Goals from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo.

Superintendent

Superintendent Susan Enfield Together with our staff and the Highline community, we have developed a new strategic plan unlike any I have seen in school districts across the nation—it is bold, visionary, and represents the unwavering belief we have in our students’ capabilities. We can feel proud that we have not shied away from setting high expectations for our students and ourselves.

Our promise is to know every student by name, strength, and need, so each will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship. We are challenging ourselves to ensure that four years from now at least 19 out of 20 students are learning at or above grade level in third grade, passing Algebra by ninth grade, and graduating high school prepared to choose their future. We have pledged to all but eliminate out-of-school suspensions that rob students of learning time. And we have set long-range goals that every student will graduate bilingual, biliterate, and tech-literate. Make no mistake: in adopting these goals, we in Highline have committed to eradicating the achievement and opportunity gaps that persist in our schools. In doing so, we will prove that public education can work for all children.

Each of us -- staff, families, and community members -- plays a critical role in our students’ success. Delivering on our promise will require all of us working together, but I have every confidence that we can marshal the collective commitment our students need and deserve. 
 
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent

Important Dates

Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. We're working on a solution, but want the community's input as we work to solve these challenges. Help us build for tomorrow, today.

Highline Public Schools has a new video that illustrates our bold goals for students. The animated five-minute video follows a family on Highline's "path to success," telling the story without a single word.