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

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

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

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Special Education

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Highline Public Schools recognizes that some students require specialized instruction and/or services to achieve success in school. In order to provide appropriate educational opportunities designed to meet each student's unique learning needs, Highline has a continuum of special program options.

The school district provides services to identify and evaluate potential disabilities in children ages birth to 21 living within Highline's boundaries. We offer screening clinics that provide parents with information about their child's academic, vision, hearing, language, cognitive, and motor skill development.

Special Education staff are committed to helping you identify the services your child may need. If you have concerns about your child's development please contact the Special Education staff at 206-631-3009.


Distance Learning

During building closures in response to the coronavirus, all students and teachers districtwide are engaged in distance learning.  We know the building closures have especially impacted our students with disabilities--and their parents and caregivers. Please read the information on special education within the district distance learning plan:

Special Education | Distance Learning & Expectations

Child Find

If you have concerns about your preschooler's development, we offer monthly screenings. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of this free service, especially if you have questions regarding your child’s development.

Learn more about Childfind

Special Needs PTA

Highline Special Needs PTA (HSNPTA) is the districtwide organization representing families with special needs students. Visit the HSNPTA website to learn more, or contact them directly. 

Learn more about the HSNPTA

Services & Programs


Gaye Bungart
Pre-K & Elementary Programs

Darren Spencer
Secondary & Transition Programs

Special Education Office
Telephone: 206-631-3009
Fax number: 206-631-3388

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