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  • Grant Gives Students More Work-based Experiences

    More high school students will be connected to career and internship opportunities thanks to a new grant. Highline has been awarded a nearly $150,000 grant from the Workforce Development Council (WDC) of King County to increase the number of students getting work-based experiences through the YouthWorks program.

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  • Sylvester & Chinook Win Sportsmanship Awards

    Chinook and Sylvester Middle Schools won Sportsmanship Awards for the Fall sports season. Recipients are selected by coaches from all middle schools to recognize the program that displays grace in both victory and defeat while consistently demonstrating sportsmanship toward opponents.

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  • Highline Bond Falls Short of 60% Approval

    The Highline bond measure has failed to reach the 60 percent approval needed for passage. With nearly all ballots counted, the bond has received 59.3 percent of the vote. "The challenge we face has not gone away. We still have to replace aging schools and build new schools to address overcrowding and growing enrollment," said Superintendent Susan Enfield.

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  • Make the Most of Student Conferences

    Student conferences are coming the week of November 24. Conferences are an opportunity for students, families and teachers to celebrate student success, identify needs, and establish strong relationships. This is one of the ways Highline partners with families to increase student achievement.

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  • Seattle Times Cites White Center Heights as Success Story

    White Center Heights Elementary School is model of effective teaching and the impact it has on children, according to The Seattle Times. More than a year into the Education Lab series examining public education success stories, White Center Heights is held up as a shining example.

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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

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Building for Tomorrow Today
We face two critical issues as a school district: aging buildings and crowded schools. A bond measure that addresses these issues was on the November ballot. Learn more about the election here. 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.