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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Family Update for June 3

Summer School Plans

Like most everything else, summer school will look different this year. We will offer targeted summer school programs in a distance learning format.

  • Elementary School: Our elementary summer program will serve only students going into 4th grade, supported by teaching staff. It will focus on building students’ comprehension strategies and will include opportunities for students to master comprehension skills and write about what they read. It will also include social-emotional learning opportunities
  • Middle School: We are not able to host our traditional middle school summer school program this year, due to constraints of social distancing. Our middle school program design is both experiential and relational. The curriculum is bolstered by weekly field trips that are not possible this summer.
  • High School: This program will focus on this year’s high school juniors and seniors who are not on track for graduation because they have previously failed courses.The program will include opportunities for social-emotional check-ins and support. Students will be supported by teaching staff who will monitor progress and coach students in successfully completing their assigned online courses.

To learn more about our school school programming, including how to enroll, please visit our summer school webpage.

Sign-Up for a 3-month ORCA Pass

High school students can sign-up for a three-month Youth ORCA Pass for when safe, non-essential trips on public transit resume in King County. The ORCA Pass is available for students in grades 8 -12 who qualify for free or reduced meals.  

Due to COVID-19, ORCA cards won’t be mailed to students until after King County officials allow for safe, non-essential travel. For more information visit the Youth ORCA Pass website.

In the meantime, we encourage students to sign up for the free program. To sign up, complete the Youth ORCA Pass sign-up form.

Many transit agencies will have reduced schedules throughout the summer, and guidelines around social distancing and mask wearing. You can stay up to date by visiting the King County Metro website or following Metro on Twitter @kcmetrobus.

Coronavirus Multimedia Showcase

Young people from ages 3 to 19 are invited to participate in an international online exhibit of creative work (in any format) that reflects their lives in this time of COVID-19. More than 40 countries are now part of the Corona Multimedia Showcase.

Coronavirus Testing

Public Health Seattle & King County has asked us to share that Coronavirus testing is now available for anyone who wants it. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or close contact with someone who has the disease should be tested. Learn how to get tested.