Learning Center

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    The Learning Center is a student-focused program seeking to re-engage individuals who are disconnected from traditional schools by providing flexible and personalized instruction.
    The Learning Center has two locations. 
    Learning Center North
    Salmon Creek Alternative Campus
    614 SW 120th Street
    Seattle WA 98146
    Learning Center South
    Woodside Alternative Campus
    18367 8th Avenue South
    Burien WA 98148 
    January 2017 Equity Letter

    Dear Students and Families,

    I have great pride in the diversity of our school and programs on the Salmon Creek Campus. The amazing staff of New Start High School and The Learning Center, engage with an incredibly rich mixture of students who compassionately learn and grow together. Our Connection Center is a “Welcome Center” for students and families from every reach of our district and region. Individuals of every race, ethnicity, religion, economic status and gender identity pass under our glorious Salmon Creek Campus sign. They are here to teach, or learn, and usually both. All are welcome and safe here.

    At Salmon Creek we are tightly aligned with, and support the beliefs of the Highline School District Board of Directors and our district leadership. We are compelled to ensure that every student in our domain is known by Name, Strength and Need, and that each child graduates ready for College, Career and Citizenship. Additionally, it is our duty to be alert for, and to eradicate, racism, racial inequality and institutional biases on our campus. In the season of a New Year and political climate change, we are aware that some of our students and their families may feel uncomfortable. Our staff is committed to assuring every student that they are safe and welcome in our school.

    In a similar letter last Spring, I promised, and will continue to ensure our school community does not use offensive language or bigoted words to express opinion. All of our actions, interactions and behaviors will convey the warmth, openness and welcoming nature of our obligation in public education. We are of safety and service to you, and anyone who comes to school.

    Please let me know immediately if you hear or see anything that could be harmful to any member of our school. I am extremely proud of my staff and our school and programs. We believe that everyone should be treated equitably and respectfully. We are partners with you in educating all of our kids. We are Highline Public Schools -- with you.  
    Michael Sita, M.Ed.
    Principal, The Learning Center
    Highline Public Schools 
    Please let us know how we are doing with our alternative programming services by completing our Anonymous Suggestion & Feedback Box
    Impact on Students 
    At the Learning Center, students are greeted with flexible and personalized instruction. The alternative program reengages students who are disconnected from school. Student Sonia Guajardo turned to the Learning Center after falling behind in school. See how the program transformed her life.