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  • Community-led Bond Slated for November Ballot

    A community-led plan for a school construction bond will go before voters in November. The $299 million bond would replace deteriorating schools, ease overcrowding and make safety improvements at all schools. A community advisory committee developed the bond package. The school board fully accepted the committee’s recommendation and voted to place the measure on the November ballot.

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  •  Principal Nancy Melius

    North Hill's Principal Wins Award

    North Hill Elementary Principal Nancy Melius was named the South King Region Elementary Principal of the Year for 2016 by the Elementary School Principals Association of Washington.

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  • Highline in the News

    Highline High School and Des Moines Elementary were mentioned in a Seattle Times story highlighting the earthquake risk of older school buildings. Both schools were built before current seismic standards were established.

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  • Partnership Sends 20 Female Students to Exciting STEM Camp

    Highline is partnering with retired Starbucks president Howard Behar to send 20 of our female students to Girls in STEM, a week-long program focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math on the University of Washington campus through iD Tech.

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  • Free Summer Meals Available for Local Children

    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 several of our schools to serve children living in South King County.

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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
I am more proud than ever to be serving as Highline’s superintendent.

The trailblazing work of our teachers, leaders, support staff, families, volunteers, and mentors is paying off in very tangible ways. Our graduation rate jumped more than seven points last year, rising from 62.9% to over 70%! While we have hard work to do to meet our goal of at least 95% of our students graduating, it is clear that we are on the right track and gaining momentum.

It is gratifying to see our community working alongside us. When we invited you to share your thoughts and concerns in our first-ever ThoughtExchange, hundreds of you contributed to that online dialog. We are incorporating your ideas and input into our plans the future. Additionally, many of you are participating in other ways:
  • Serving on high school planning committees and working with us on plans that ensure equitable and challenging courses in all our high schools. 
  • Helping us develop a long range plan to address our building needs. The citizen-driven Capital Facilities Advisory Committee, co-chaired by two community members and a student, is meeting all year to work on this issue. The committee’s recommendations will help shape a future bond measure. 
  • Providing workplace learning experiences for our students. Our list of partners exceeds 400 people who care enough about our high school students to carve out time and share resources to help youth achieve bright futures. We are grateful for the businesses and organizations that provided our students with more than 900 real-world internships last year.
Graduating at least 19 out of 20 students is an ambitious goal, but with your help, we will achieve it. Your involvement really does make a difference, student by student.

I encourage you to be a part of Highline rising by becoming a career partner or volunteering in a school-- and by spreading the word about our amazing staff and students.

We are Highline!
 
Susan
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent 

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