• We are grateful to Highline voters for passing the first bond in ten years. This bond will give students room to learn in our growing district. We will have the classroom space we need to lower elementary class sizes, and students will be safer in every school in the district. We are committed to responsible bond spending. We will continue our track record completing every project on time and on budget.

  • Highline High School
    New Elementary at Zenith
    New Middle School at Glacier
    Olympic Interim School  


  • Olympic Site: Abatement, Seismic Upgrades & New Portables Coming

    Olympic Interim School | Update | October 31, 2017
    The contractor is busy with site work--from abatement to selective demolition to seismic upgrades. Roof, mechanical and plumbing systems are slated for repair or replacement. New portables will be ordered. A community meeting is scheduled for North Hill residents on November 16.

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  • HHS: 3 Design Concepts Presented; 50% Complete with Schematic Design

    Highline High School | Update | October 31, 2017
    Three design concepts for the north wall were shared with the HHS Design Review Committee, the Capital Projects Oversight Committee, school board members, high school staff, and with the community at an October 19 meeting, as well as on the district website. Following review of public feedback, a decision will be made about which design features to recommend.

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  • Design Development Documents 50% Done for Zenith Site

    New Elementary at Zenith | Update | October 31, 2017
    The design team is 50 percent complete with the design development phase documents and expects to complete them in late November. Land use permit documents will be submitted to the City of Des Moines in early November.

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  • Earthwork Begins at Glacier Site

    New Middle School at Glacier Site | Update | October 31, 2017
    Building permit drawings were submitted to the City of SeaTac. All buildings at the site have been demolished and removed. Earthwork is in progress until December.

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  • Dear North Hill Neighbors: Let's Talk

    We anticipate North Hill neighbors and North Hill Elementary families might have questions about what it will be like when Highline High School moves to the Olympic Interim School from fall 2018 through spring 2021. Come to the November 16 community meeting!

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  • See Highline High School Preliminary Design Plans

    The Highline Pirates have a new ship on order—and the conceptual design plans are online! Take a look at the preliminary site layout and exterior design ideas presented to HHS staff on Wednesday, October 18, and at a community meeting on Thursday, October 19.

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  • Naming Committees Appointed for 2 New Schools

    Here are the names of community members appointed to serve on the naming committees for the new middle school that is being built at the Glacier site and the new elementary school that is being built at the Zenith site.

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  • HHS "Ask the Architect" Community Meeting & 94th Homecoming

    Get a look at the latest design work for the new Highline High School, and talk to the architects and project staff at a community meeting on October 19. It's homecoming weekend at HHS, so check out the other events on October 19 and 20.

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  • New Highline High School to Reflect Historic Look

    Highline High School | Update | October 6, 2017
    Architects working on Highline High School are drafting concepts for the school’s north wall that reflect the look of the original building. Key facts about the facade are on our FAQs page.

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  • New Elementary School Plans Featured at Des Moines Community Meeting

    New Elementary School at Zenith Site | Update | October 5, 2017
    Project staff and architects from Hutteball & Oremus Architecture showed off the current design plans and answered questions about the new elementary school planned for the Zenith site in Des Moines at a community meeting October 5 at Des Moines Elementary.

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  • Olympic Site: Work Begins and the Countdown to June 2018 HHS Move-in!

    Olympic Interim School | Update | September 29, 2017
    FORMA Construction started work at the site in September. New portable classrooms will be ordered. Furniture and supplies will be moved from Highline High School to the Olympic Interim School starting in June 2018.

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  • Zenith Site: Stepping into Design Development

    New Elementary at Zenith | Update | September 29, 2017
    Project staff report that the project is moving forward into the design development phase.

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  • Glacier Site: Demolition Nearly Complete; Construction Documents by December

    New Middle School at Glacier Site | Update | September 29, 2017
    Site abatement and demolition are 75 percent complete. The design team expects to be 100 percent complete with construction documents by December.  

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  • HHS: Project Report on North Wall Feasibility Decision

    Highline High School | Update | September 29, 2017
    The project team is moving through a critical phase of this project. A conceptual site layout was approved. The high structural and cost risks to try to preserve the north facade have driven the decision to replace the facade. The architects have been charged with recreating a similar presence and reflecting the historic look.

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  • New Middle School Design Shines

    New Middle School at Glacier Site | Update | September 26, 2017
    Architects from Integrus Architecture were on hand September 26 at Hilltop Elementary to answer questions and to show off the design for the new middle school planned for the Glacier site in SeaTac.

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