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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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Dual Language

Other Languages

View this information in the following languages.

Spanish

Vietnamese

Highline offers elementary dual language programs at Hilltop, Madrona, Mount View and White Center Heights elementary schools. We offer kindergarten and first-grade dual language at Hazel Valley and Midway, with plans to expand schoolwide in the coming years. Secondary programs are available at Cascade, Chinook and Glacier middle schools, and Evergreen High School.

Enrollment

If you have questions about how to enroll in Dual Language, please visit our enrollment pages:

Elementary Enrollment

Secondary Enrollment

Program Structure

Students in Highline’s dual language programs receive 50% of their instruction in English and 50% in Spanish or Vietnamese and are taught by qualified bilingual teachers. The program includes students who are native speakers of English, Spanish, Vietnamese and many other languages.

  • Elementary students learn reading and writing in both languages, math in English, and science, social studies and health in Spanish or Vietnamese.
  • Middle and high school students have at least one language arts course and one content course taught in Spanish or Vietnamese.

Goals

The goals of the dual language program are to help students:

  • Become bilingual and biliterate, developing high levels of proficiency in two languages.
  • Perform at or above grade level in academic areas in both languages.
  • Demonstrate positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors.

You can learn more about our dual language programs by watching this video.

Students in a dual language classroom.
Students in a dual language classroom.
A student in a dual language classroom.
A student in a dual language classroom.
Students in a dual language classroom.
Students in a dual language classroom.
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Teaching Opportunities

Interested in dual language teaching positions? Please contact us for more information: dual.language@highlineschools.org

Interested in becoming a dual language teacher? Please contact us for more information: language.learning@highlineschools.org.