Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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The vision for Highline schools is that all students graduate prepared for college, career and the future they choose. Students will be offered and encouraged to take advantage of all courses and opportunities that will assist them in achieving their full academic potential. The District, with the involvement of families and community members, shall provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills essential to:

1.    Read with comprehension, write effectively, and communicate effectively and responsibly in a variety of ways and settings and with a variety of audiences;

2.    Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures and participation in representative government; geography, arts; and health and fitness;

3.    Think analytically, logically, and creatively, and to integrate digital and media literacy and fluency as well as different experiences and knowledge to form reasoned judgments and solve problems; and

4.    Learn financial literacy skills and understand the importance of education and employment and how performance, effort, and decisions directly affect future career and educational opportunities.

These goals will be placed within a context of a standards-based educational system in which high standards are set for all students, and articulated through the identification of essential standards. Parents/guardians are primary partners in the education of their children, and students take responsibility for their learning. How instruction is provided to meet these learning goals is the decision of the school board and district educators. An assessment system for determining if students have successfully learned the essential academic learning requirements based on the student learning goals shall be adopted by the district as required by law.

Legal References:
Basic education - Goals of school districts - RCW 28A.150.210
Washington commission on Student Learning – Definitions - RCW 28A.655.010

Management Resources:
October 2007 – Policy News
February 2018 – Policy News

Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: August 1984
Revised by the Board: 1.08, 3.19, 07.22
Classification: Encouraged