Computers and home internet connections allow teachers like Tyee High School’s Nancy Pappas to connect with and teach students in her Trades Academy class.
We shared information about seven topics in this family update.
We continue to monitor COVID activity data published by Public Health - Seattle & King County. As of the time of this posting, King County continues to experience a resurgence in COVID-19 cases.
The graduation rate for Highline Public Schools increased for the seventh straight year. The overall graduation rate for the Class of 2020 is 83.8 percent. The greatest increase came for Black/African American students, who graduated at the highest rate ever in Highline, at 88.7 percent. That is an increase of 12 percentage points over the previous year.
During distance learning, every student has an adult at school who is asked to check in with them once a week.
P.E. continues--just differently for now. Hilltop student Dionne Johnson demonstrates! During good days and bad days, mom Jessica is thankful for the device, hotspot, whiteboard, etc. If they go somewhere, they can bring the hotspot. Read their Distance Learning story.
Hamza (grade 4), Salman (grade 2) and Samiya (K) attend school online this fall thanks to devices loaned out by Beverly Park Elementary School and internet assistance. Read their Distance Learning story.
Issac Mota is a 6th grade student at Chinook Middle School. When we visited Issac and his mother Tiffany Scott, to find out how Distance Learning is going, Isaac was in art class via Zoom, using a laptop issued by the school.
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Highline has 18 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 comprehensive high schools serving neighborhoods in Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and White Center. Families may also want to explore our 4 choice schools or multiple alternative education options.