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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 Credit by Proficiency

In addition to American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese high school courses, Highline also offers World Language Credit by Proficiency for any language.

High school students can earn up to a maximum of 4 credits through this program. Students are assessed in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. 

Highline is part of a statewide initiative to recognize our students' diverse language competencies. For more information on this initiative, please refer to OSPI ​Competency-Based Credits for World Languages. Watch the video below to learn more about this program.

English

Spanish

Schedule

Credit by Proficiency testing happens yearly at each of our high schools and pre-registration is required. 

 

Dates

Schools

October 1-25, 2019

 

New Start

Learning Center North

SWYFS

Career Link

PSSC

Oct. 28 – Nov. 20, 2019

Evergreen

Nov. 25 – Dec. 20, 2019

 

Highline

WELS

Learning Center South

Jan. 6 – Feb. 7, 2020

Tyee

Feb. 3 – 28, 2020

 

New Start

Learning Center North

SWYFS

Career Link

CHOICE

Raisbeck Aviation

TBD*

Mount Rainier Seniors

TBD*

Learning Center South Seniors

Big Picture Seniors

Heritage Evergreen Seniors

Heritage Tyee Seniors

TBD*

Last Call for Seniors

Postponed to Fall 2020

Middle Schools

* If school opening is delayed, the schedule will be adjusted to prioritize seniors only during the first 2-3 weeks of reopening.

Steps prior to taking the language proficiency test

Step 1: Advisory lessons to include overview of World Language Credit by Proficiency, self-assessment, paths to Biliteracy
Step 2:  Test preparation and practice test 
Step 3:  Testing day! 

Test Information

Highline Public Schools uses different tests in order to accommodate all languages. The three most common tests used are ALTA, Avant WorldSpeak and STAMP 4s.  

Stamp 4s Information: (French, German, Italian, Spanish)

 WorldSpeak Information: (Samoan, Somali, and Tagalog)

ALTA Test Information: (Any language not listed above)

Credit by Proficiency FAQs

Videos

Amharic

Chinese

Punjabi

Somali

Tigirigna

Arabic

English

Russian

Spanish

Vietnamese

Cambodian

Korean

Samoan

Tagalog