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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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Secondary Students Have Options

Secondary Students Have Options

Our Promise is to know every student by name, strength and need so they graduate prepared for the future they choose. One way we do that is by offering schools that match student needs and interests.

To support students in preparing for their future, we give secondary students the opportunity to attend their neighborhood school or apply to one of our schools of choice. Choice schools include six high schools and three middle schools.

The application window for secondary schools of choice for the 2022-23 school year is January 3-31. Learn more at highlineschools.org/schoolsofchoice  

Big Picture Middle and High School

Big Picture students

Applications are open to incoming 6th- through 12th-grade students.

Big Picture starts with student interests and builds the whole curriculum around them. Students create their own learning plan. Most learning happens through projects. Students work closely with a small advisory group that stays together multiple years. Two days a week students pursue internships.

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CHOICE Academy

Student in class

Applications are open to incoming 6th- through 12th-grade students.

CHOICE Academy provides a small, welcoming learning environment with rigorous and relevant curriculum in a family-style school setting. The school offers traditional instruction in the morning with opportunities for off-site, independently-developed electives in the afternoon.

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Highline Virtual Academy

Applications are open to incoming 6th- through 12th-grade students.

Highline Virtual Academy is an all-remote school. Students who thrive in independent, online learning are good candidates. Staff build relationships and engage students in social-emotional support through advisory, one-on-one experiences and small group support. Student leaders are building opportunities for students to connect through clubs and other experiences.

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Maritime High School

Applications are open to incoming 9th- and 10th-grade students.

Maritime High School is a new small high school. The school connects students to project-based learning centered on the environment, marine science and maritime careers.

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Raisbeck Aviation High School 

Raisbeck student

Applications are open to incoming 9th- and 10th-grade students. 

Raisbeck Aviation offers a specialized curriculum focused on aviation- and aerospace-related topics. Students who are motivated to pursue a science, technology, engineering or math education and career pathway related to aviation, aerospace and space exploration are ideal candidates.

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International Baccalaureate 

MRHS Students

Applications are open to incoming 9th- through 11th-grade students. 

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is an internationally-recognized, college-prep program emphasizing the development of independent learners, critical thinkers, and strong writers with a global perspective. The program is located at Mount Rainier High School. 

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