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

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

High School Graduation

High School Graduation goal icon

Students are actively engaged in exploring a variety of college and career opportunities open to them.


Students will graduate from high school prepared for the future they choose.


  • Percentage of students graduating in four years
  • Percentage of students graduating in five years
  • Number of graduates directly enrolled in post-secondary education pursuing career training, apprenticeships, military service and careers
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Implementation Plan

Promote Multiple Pathways

We will allocate resources and staffing to promote multiple pathways for meeting graduation and college entrance requirements.

We will support learning centers on four high school campuses, college and career access specialists, Running Start, and Career & Technical Education (CTE) pathways and dual credit opportunities for all high school students

Engage Families About Graduation Requirements & Student Opportunities

We will engage families PreK-12 to ensure they are knowledgeable about high school graduation requirements, options and opportunities for students, with these resources:  

  • Resources and information through advisory classes
  • Interactions with elementary and secondary school counselors and support for counselors during job-alike convenings.
  • Information on district and school websites
  • School and district events supported by Secondary Success, College and Career Readiness team.

Partner with Families to Develop Pan for Each Student

We will partner with families to develop and monitor a step-by-step plan for each student that will enable them to successfully transition and be successful on their chosen path.

We will provide professional learning with leaders, to include strategies to engage families around student learning and progress towards standards.

We will provide opportunities for families to learn about post-secondary pathway options and the key decision points. 

We will support schools in ensuring each student is known by name, strength and need. 
Develop a High School and Beyond planning process that is meaningful for students and manageable for those who are supporting them.

We will work with advisory leads and school counselors to ensure students receive individualized guidance in course selection.

Monitor Student Progress

We will systematically monitor student progress and provide supports to keep students on track.

We will implement social-emotional competencies (CASEL) with related professional learning opportunities for leaders and staff.

We will provide targeted supports for schools in developing Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) structures and processes.

We will utilize Early Warning Indicators to determine appropriate responses in collaboration with success deans.

We will support ongoing analysis of disaggregated data to inform program needs and student supports, including:  

  • State tests and iReady growth
  • Course completion and graduation 
  • Attendance 
  • Enrollment and success in dual credit courses (International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, College in the High School, Tech Prep) 
  • Seal of Biliteracy completion.
  • Post-secondary success data, including post-secondary education and industry certification

Ensure a Successful Transition to Post-Secondary Plan

we will provide every student with the knowledge, skills, practices and mindsets that ensure a successful transition to their post-secondary plan.

We will provide systemwide professional learning with principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders and central office Teaching Learning and Leading (TLL) members in service of standards-based instruction (SBI) and standards-based grading (SBG) practices and systems.

We will integrate culturally responsive and inclusive practices indicators within all district-level professional learning.

Provide Career & College Experiences

We will provide every student with career and college experiences  that empower them to identify the pathway of their choice, including:

  • Career and College site visits
  • Career internships
  • FutureU 
  •  CollegeCON