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

Office Hours:

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

Appeals Process

Placement Decision Appeal Process

Thank you for your interest in Highline’s Highly Capable program.  Highly Capable services are designed for students who show high academic potential in several academic and cognitive domains.  All students should receive academic challenge in their general education classroom.  If you would like to appeal the placement decision for your child please follow the steps below:

1.  Meet with your child’s teacher or principal. Ask them to describe how your child is performing and what challenging opportunities are provided your child in their current classroom.

2. After meeting with the school, if you still believe that Highly Capable services would be the best fit for your student, complete the appeals form and submit it to Teaching, Learning and Leadership- Highly Capable.  All appeals must be received by Friday, May 8, 2020.  Send appeals to:

Teaching, Learning and Leadership – Highly Capable Office
Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW.
Burien, WA 98166
Fax: 206-631-3388


The Multidisciplinary Committee will review all appeals and communicate their decision in writing to the parent/guardian. 

Please note, if your child is not selected for the program this year, they will have the opportunity to be nominated and considered for the program next year.

Print the Highly Capable Appeals Process form