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

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

Career & Technical Education

Career & Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academics, technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to succeed in future careers and to become lifelong learners, with an emphasis on real-world, real-life skills.

Helping All Students Become Career and College Ready

Career and Technical Education – Washington (CTE) promotes and supports locally-based middle and high school programs that provide 21st century, academic and technical skills for all students. Whether you plan to go to work straight out of high school or eventually earn a PhD, whether you have a clear career goal or just want to learn something practical and new, you can benefit from CTE.

Through CTE, students:

  • Explore careers in middle and high school, especially careers in high-demand, high-growth fields such as healthcare and green technologies
  • Identify a career goal
  • Write a High School and Beyond Plan, with help from school career and guidance counselors, that identifies the high school and college-level academic and skills-based classes, training programs and apprenticeships that will best prepare them for their career path of choice.
  • Take classes in high schools, at skills centers and at community and technical colleges that apply math, science and other academic subjects in real-life, hands-on ways
  • Pursue a rigorous Programs of Study to a registered apprenticeship, industry certifications and two- and four-year college options.
  • Earn tuition-free college credits as well as high school credits required for graduation
  • Become leaders by participating in skills competitions and community service

Middle Schools

Cascade Middle School

  • Computer/Business And Tech Ed 

Chinook Middle School

  • Business and Technology 2
  • Computer/ Business And Tech Ed

Pacific Middle School

  • Computer/ Business And Tech Ed
  • Design And Engineering

Sylvester Middle School

  • Business & Technology 2
  • Business & Technology 3
  • Computer/ Business& Technology
  • STEM Design & Modeling 

High Schools

Big Picture

  • Career Choices 1
  • Career Choices 2
  • Leadership/ Management In Business 1 

CHOICE Academy

  • Pre-Engineering Technologies

Evergreen High School

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • AP Studio Art
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Biology 2
  • Career Choices 1
  • Commercial Art 1
  • Engineering Design & Development
  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Family Psychology
  • Financial Algebra
  • Global Health
  • Graphic Arts & Multimedia
  • Health Careers
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Journalism
  • Mentor Leadership
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • Photography 1
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Publishing
  • Teaching Academy

Highline High School

  • Advanced Aerospace Engineering 
  • Algebra Applications
  • Algebra in Engineering
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Career Choices 1
  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Financial Fitness
  • Geometry Applications
  • Graphic Arts & Multimedia
  • Introduction to Business
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Marketing 1
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • Photography 1
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Retail Management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wood Tech 

Mount Rainier High School

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Business Communication
  • Career Choices 1
  • Engineering Design 1
  • Exploring Childhood
  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Geometry Applications
  • IB SL Business & Management
  • Independent Living
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Marketing 1
  • Mentor Leadership
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • Nutrition & Wellness
  • Personal Choices
  • Photography 1
  • Publishing II
  • Retail Management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Practicum 
  • Teaching Academy 
  • Visual Arts
  • Wood Tech 

New Start High School

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Programming 
  • Graphics Arts & Multimedia
  • Microsoft IT Academy
  • Photography 1 

Puget Sound High School

  • Career Choices 1
  • Communications
  • Environmental Science 1
  • Financial Algebra
  • Natural Resources & Conservation
  • Outdoor Recreation Lead
  • Personal Choices
  • Teaching Academy 

Tyee High School

  • Commercial Art 1
  • Financial Algebra
  • Leadership/ Management in Business 1
  • Marketing 1
  • Marketing 2
  • Retail Management
  • Video Production
  • Visual Art 1
  • American Sign Language 1
  • American Sign Language 2
  • AP Computer Science Principles  
  • Career Choices 1
  • Exploring Computer Science
  • Graphic Arts & Multimedia

Raisbeck Aviation High School

  • Career Choices 1
  • Computer Programming
  • Engineering Design 1
  • Ground School
  • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Robotics
  • Journalism
  • Pre Engineering Technologies
  • Publishing
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Visual Arts