Alternative Learning Options
Welcome to the Connection Center!
We are a counseling service designed to help middle and high school students, families, and support teams navigate the alternative educational pathways within Highline.
Highline offers a wide variety of alternative program options to choose from. The Connection Center is here to help you learn about our programs so that you can find a program that best suits your goals and needs.
We primarily assist students who are residents of Highline Public Schools. If you currently live outside of the Highline Public Schools boundaries, but are interested in attending one of our schools, please visit our Transfer webpage for additional information on submitting inter-district transfer requests.
For information about alternative programs throughout King County, please refer to the Reconnect to Opportunity website.
The Connection Center offers a student-centered service that allows families to find an alternative educational program. We do this by:
- Identifying and addressing barriers
- Reviewing student records
- Facilitating enrollment processes
- Encouraging school engagement
Interested in exploring alternative pathways to graduation in Highline? Any student, family member or community member can schedule an appointment with the Connection Center. Schedule an appointment by:
During your Connection Center appointment, you will meet with our Connection Center Counselor. Together, you will review your educational history, transcripts, personal goals and potential barriers to achieving those goals. You do not need to bring any paperwork or documents to this meeting unless there is something important you would like to share with the counselor.
Outcomes of a Connection Center appointment are student driven and based on individual situations. Some students may decide to remain at their current school placement or apply to a school of choice or alternative education program.
Any Highline staff member can refer students to the Connection Center. To do this, please fill out our online referral from. Please ensure the student and/or family is in agreement with this referral prior to submission.