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.
The Highline Schools Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships available to Highline graduating seniors. This year, the Foundation is offering more scholarship opportunities than ever before.
The Sunday Seattle Times and KIRO-TV highlight Highline's February 10 bond in stories about crowded schools. The KIRO story notes that parents in Lake Washington School District are upset about plans to bring in portables, split classrooms down the middle, and redraw boundaries after bonds failed twice last year.
Join Superintendent Susan Enfield and School Board Member Bernie Dorsey for a live Telephone Town Hall on Tuesday, January 27. Callers will be able to ask questions about the bond and levy measures on the February ballot.
Highline schools were featured on the front page of the Sunday Seattle Times, as well as page one of the local section. Read about innovative discipline practices at Big Picture School, and about overcrowding in our schools and what we are doing about it.
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.
A three-year educational programs and operations replacement levy will go before voters on February 10, 2015. Levies pay for educating students and operating schools above the costs covered by the state. Learn more about the renewal levy.
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.