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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COVID Testing

Highline offers free COVID-19 tests to students, staff and household members. Due to high demand for tests, we encourage you to be tested only if you are experiencing symptoms, have a known exposure or have been traveling

Appointments are required. Some walk-up appointments will be available every day on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Appointments become available three days in advance. If the appointment form does not allow you to select a date, it is because the date is more than three days away or there are no appointments left for that day.

Results will be available in 1-5 days.

Testing Information

Testing is available at centralized locations throughout the district every week. Testing is voluntary.

Consent Form

To make it easier and faster to get a COVID test, we have a single consent form that can be used for the entire school year. We offer two types of COVID-19 testing—diagnostic and screening testing. All testing is voluntary. The one-time, universal consent form can be used for both diagnostic and screening testing. We encourage all families and staff to complete the form now, so if and when you decide to get a test, you are ready. 

Free COVID At-Home Tests

You can now order at-home tests for free on or on the USPS website. Each home is eligible for four at-home tests. For guidance on self testing, visit the King County COVID-19 Self-Testing page. 

Other Testing Resources

There are also free testing locations and resources within our community. 

Screening Testing

Screening involves testing individuals who do not have known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 and/or symptoms in order to detect cases early. Screening testing has begun in select groups (e.g. students going to Camp Waskowitz and in potential outbreak situations). Broader screening testing is on hold due to test supply shortages. Testing is voluntary. 

Batch testing

Screening uses batch testing. Cohort samples grouped together in the lab. If the group result comes back positive for COVID, all individuals in that cohort must quarantine until the positive individual is identified with a rapid test that provides results in 15 minutes.


Find more health and safety frequently asked questions on our Health & Safety webpage. Don't see an answer to your question? Contact the communications department