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

Office Hours:

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

World Language

Our world language courses offer students the opportunity to develop proficiency in a language other than English, while studying the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture. Students develop skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening in the language of study. 

We offer middle school courses in Spanish and French, and high school courses in American Sign Language, French, Somali and Spanish.

Three Benefits for Being Bilingual & Biliterate 

  • Economic: increasing demand for employees with bilingual skills
  • Cognitive: Benefits for students learning more than one language include enhanced working memory, attention, flexibility and creative thinking. Bilingual/biliterate students also have greater linguistic awareness and more complex understanding of their native language
  • Socio-Cultural: Bilingual students deepen their understanding of the world by communicating with people from other cultural groups

Schools

Cascade Middle School

  • Dual Language Spanish
  • Dual Language Vietnamese
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish

Chinook Middle School

  • Dual Language Spanish
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish

CHOICE Academy

  • Spanish

Evergreen High School

  • Dual Language Spanish
  • French
  • Heritage Vietnamese
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Heritage Somali
  • Spanish

Glacier Middle School

  • Dual Language Spanish
  • French
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish

Highline High School

  • Chinese
  • French
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish

Mount Rainier High School

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish

Pacific Middle School

  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish

Raisbeck Aviation High School

  • Spanish

Sylvester Middle School

  • French
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish

Tyee High School

  • ASL
  • Heritage Somali
  • Heritage Spanish
  • Spanish