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Announcements

  • Apply Now to CHOICE Academy

    The application window is now open for secondary schools of choice including CHOICE Academy. We encourage you to learn more about our school and apply by January 31.

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  • 2017-2018 Supply list

    Our school supply list for the 2017-18 school year is now available online. Please contact our school office if you have any questions.

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  • School Performance Report

    The 2015-16 School Performance Report for CHOICE Academy is now available on our website. We invite you to read about the progress our students are making, learn about plans we are implementing this year, and find out how to become more involved in our school and the education of your student.

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Mission

  • Our mission at Highline CHOICE Academy is to provide all students with an engaging, safe, and supportive learning environment which emphasizes academic excellence, personal integrity, and social responsibility.

    • Low student-to-teacher ratio
    • Safe, structured, small learning community
    • Personalized attention for all students
    • Innovative Flexible School Schedule
    • Parent Partnership
    • Grades 7 through 12

     

Principal

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    Mike Sita Welcome to Highline Public School Alternative Programs. Our schools and programs are proud high quality educational options supporting the Highline School District’s portfolio of secondary schools. My staff and I are committed to developing small and personalized learning communities which are committed to your child’s educational experiences. Each program is fully accredited with highly qualified teachers and service oriented adults meeting the individual learning needs of all our students. 

    While our schools and programs serve well over four hundred students each year, no single learning community in Alternative Programs has more than two hundred students enrolled. This makes for close knit and supportive school environments where every teacher and counselor knows every student, and family, by Name, Strength and Need, as promised by our superintendent and school board.

    Our alternative schools and programs serve families with a wide range of special needs and high expectations for the schools that their children attend. Our standards for learning and effective instruction teaching make our schools top notch in ability to provide for those in transition, learning English, or requiring special individualized education services. From online to home schooling support, and progressive parent partnerships, we serve families who need flexibility, specialized instruction, a strong parent and family community, or even credit recovery and reengagement or in transition returning to school for those who have been out of school.

    Each of our programs is a school of choice in our district and accessible for families across the Highline School District. Our Schools and Programs include:

    Highline CHOICE Academy – a 7th through 12th grade high performing parent partnership with direct connections to college through Running Start and Career through Puget Sound Skills Center. A Washington State School of Distinction “CHOICE is the best kept secret in Highline.” - Parent

    We believe in all of our students' ability to achieve and excel in their schooling. Our aim is to get every graduate into a quality college or career training opportunity immediately after they receive a diploma. In Highline Alternative Programs we connect with each of our students through personalized college and career counseling and advisement using a state approved curriculum. Our college and career connection center oversees a comprehensive counseling and preparation program for life after high school, attending to every child in our schools.

    Family engagement and partnership is encouraged and invited by each of our programs and schools. We involve community and shared resources to enrich and enhance the school experience for all the children we teach. Please contact myself, the teachers in programs or our school counselors to see how you can be involved and join us supporting the students of Highline Alternative Programs.

    Mike Sita
    Principal

    Check out our parent-maintained website.
     

About Us

  • 18367 8th Avenue South
    Burien, WA 98148
     
    Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
     
    Office Phone Number is 206.631.7630
     
    Fax Number is 206.631.7648
     
    Principal is Michael Sita
     
    Assistant Principal is Frank Cantwell
     
    Office Manager is Jennifer Browning
     
    Registrar, Student Records, and Transcripts is Debbie Melchior. Her direct phone number is 206.631.7666
     
    Student schedule Monday through Thursday is 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Student schedule on Early Release Friday's is 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
     

News

  • Why Run a Levy? Hear From a Student

    There is a gap between what the state funds and the education Highline provides to students. Levy funds make up the difference. Mount Rainier High School student Cassidy Huff explains why we have the bond measure on the ballot and what it will fund.

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  • Share Feedback on Later Start Times

    We are making plans to change to a later start time for high schools. This is in response to feedback from students, families and staff, as well as research that shows teenagers do better in school when they can sleep later.

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  • Dig for Data, Celebrate Progress in Highline

    Ready for your review! We invite the community to dig for data and check out schools’ progress in a new online, interactive Annual Report.

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  • 60 Minutes of Code

    How do we prepare and engage students for 21st-century careers? We give them opportunities to explore computer science and technology through innovative courses and programming. And it all starts with just 60 minutes of an online introductory course in coding.

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  • Replacement Levy Will Be on February 13 Ballot

    Highline voters will be asked to renew an educational programs and operations levy in February. Our school board voted on December 6 to place the levy on the ballot. The levy renews an expiring levy and funds needs not yet fully funded by the state.

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Important Dates

Planning & Construction

  • Keeping Our Promise

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