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

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

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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

Credit by Proficiency FAQs

World Language Credit by Proficiency 

Credit by Proficiency testing typically happens yearly at each of our high schools, and pre-registration is required. Below is a schedule that has been developed for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Test Information

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

AVANT STAMP 4S INFORMATION:

French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

AVANT STAMP WS (FORMERlY WORLDSPEAK) INFORMATION:

Chin (Hakha), Chuukese, Czech, Filipino (Tagalog), Haitian-Creole, Ilocano, Marshallese, Samoan, Somali

ALTA TEST INFORMATION: (FOR ANY LANGUAGE NOT LISTED ABOVE)

Comprehensive High Schools

Testing Window

   

Evergreen

11/3-11/18

   

Highline

12/1-12/16

   

Tyee

1/5-1/20

   

Mount Rainier

3/2-3/17

   

Choice Schools/Alternative Ed Programs

Testing Window

   

Career Link/SWYFS

10/6-10/14

   

New Start

10/6-10/14

   

Vital

10/20-10/27

   

Big Picture/WELS

11/30-12/7

   

Raisbeck Aviation

2/2-2/17

   

Choice Academy

2/9-2/23

   

Highline Virtual Academy

Spring 2022

   

Maritime Academy

Spring 2022

   

Middle Schools

Testing Window

   

8th grade Heritage and World Language classes

Spring 2022

   

8th grade Dual Language classes

Spring 2022

   

If you have any questions about WLCbP testing, please contact Language Learning at 206-631-3184 or e-mail Mary Orozco at mary.orozco@highlineschools.org

Videos

Amharic

Chinese

Punjabi

Somali

Tigrinya

Arabic

English

Russian

Spanish

Vietnamese

Cambodian

Korean

Samoan

Tagalog

Contact

 

Adina Thea
Elementary Language Learning Director

Shajaira Lopez
Secondary Language Learning Director

Damaris L. Amaya
Administrative Secretary 

Phone
206-631-3035

Email
language.learning@highlineschools.org