Katelyn has introduced the Social and Emotional Learning aspect into her everyday classes at PSSC. She is now going to Singapore to help incorporate this into their education system and bring back new skills for the classroom to PSSC. See the King 5 video story below.
The application window is now open for secondary schools of choice including Waskowitz Environmental Leadership & Service (WELS). We encourage you to learn more about the school and apply by January 31.
Video and article with teacher Katelyn Asare knows this from experience. In keeping with our promise to know every student by name, strength and need, Katelyn asks each of her students to write down their strengths and needs each fall. What students tell her is revealing.
Your future starts here! At PSSC, you can earn college credit, industry certification, and high school credit. Our instructors are industry leaders and offer hands-on training. Check out our 2017-18 Course Guide to see the exciting list of courses we offer at PSSC.
Our mission: Preparing our students with skills and knowledge for success in college, career, and citizenship.
Welcome to Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC). We serve
students in 18 college and career preparation programs. Our mission is to
prepare each of our students for success in college, a meaningful career, and
global citizenship. Our dedicated teaching and support staff strongly believe
in and support the PSSC mission by knowing each student by name, strength, and
We work in partnership with Highline, Federal Way, Tukwila, and Tahoma School
Districts, serving 22 partner high schools in two daily sessions. Additionally,
we have created a third session for after-school students who want to
experience one of our programs outside their regular school schedule. Please
call us if you are interested in exploring the opportunities our career and
technical education programs have to offer. We can schedule a personalized tour
We have strong relationships with local businesses, community groups, civic
organizations and parents. Please feel
free to stop by and visit with us to see how our teachers, support staff, and
administration team are preparing students for their future endeavors. Read more about PSSC here.
There is a gap between what the state funds and the education Highline provides to students. Levy funds make up the difference. Mount Rainier High School student Cassidy Huff explains why we have the bond measure on the ballot and what it will fund.
We are making plans to change to a later start time for high schools. This is in response to feedback from students, families and staff, as well as research that shows teenagers do better in school when they can sleep later.
How do we prepare and engage students for 21st-century careers? We give them opportunities to explore computer science and technology through innovative courses and programming. And it all starts with just 60 minutes of an online introductory course in coding.
Highline voters will be asked to renew an educational programs and operations levy in February. Our school board voted on December 6 to place the levy on the ballot. The levy renews an expiring levy and funds needs not yet fully funded by the state.