It is the policy of the Highline School Board to provide every student with an opportunity to achieve a meaningful high school diploma by ensuring each student is provided a rigorous academic program based on the student’s interests and needs.
A rigorous academic program means a program that:
- Consistently enrolls students in rigorous coursework that is designed to ensure students meet graduation requirements;
- Is thoughtfully designed for each student’s needs and interests, while ensuring that all post high school pathways remain open to the student;
- Offers every student an equitable experience while also providing equal outcomes and a better educational experience for students;
- Is consistent across high schools to support students who transition from one high school to another;
- Provides teachers an opportunity to collaborate across schools and grade bands;
- Allows a student to explore options while ensuring that each student is on track to meet one or more graduation pathways.
A rigorous academic program does not necessarily require the same processes or actions to be taken at the same time in each school. However, differences among schools should be based on student interests and needs.
Ensuring that every student’s Highline experience culminates in a meaningful high school diploma is the embodiment of our equity belief that all students have the ability to meet our ambitions expectations for success in school and after graduation.
District Cross Reference:
0010 - Equity
2020 - Instructional Materials Committee
2410 - High School Graduation Requirements
WSSDA Cross References:
Graduation Pathways RCW 28A.655.250
Highline School District 401
Adopted by the Board: June 2020