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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College Credit in High School

There are many opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school. This is called, dual credit.

Dual credit programs give students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit at the same time. There are two ways to earn dual credit:

  1. Exam-based: Students take an exam (such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate) and apply to receive college credit with a certain minimum score.
  2. Course-based: Students enroll in class that has potential to earn both types of credit. These classes can be offered at the college (such as Running Start) or at the high school (such as College in the High School and Career Technical Education [CTE]).  In these courses students are eligible to receive credit if they pass the class.

Learn more about Dual Credit in OSPI's website.

Dual Credit Options Available in Our District

*Not all options are available at every school. Please connect with your school counselor to find out more.

Standard 11-12th Grade Curriculum

Classes offered at the high school fall into these different content areas:

  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Math 
  • World Languages 
  • Art/Music
  • Career and Technical Education courses
  • Health/PE 
  • Elective


This is the standard way to meet graduation requirements at your neighborhood school. It is a great option that the majority of students do and also contains a lot of choice. Students who remain at their school for 11 and 12th grade still go on to graduate and be competitive for scholarships, university/college applications and jobs. 

For district academic program course requirements, see Policy 2400.

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