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

One way to keep our schools safe and open is to offer free COVID-19 tests to students, staff and household members.

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.

We encourage you to be tested only if you are experiencing symptoms, have a known exposure or have been traveling. Due to the high demand for tests, results will be available in 1-5 days.

Diagnostic Testing

We offer free diagnostic testing to all students, staff and families who have been exposed to someone who tested positive to COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms. 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. 

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 and make decisions based on the results. Screening testing has begun in select groups (e.g. Waskowitz testing and potential outbreak situations), and we will expand this program to regular scheduled screening testing in January. Testing is voluntary. 

Batch testing

We will use batch testing for screening. In batch testing, cohort samples and results are grouped in the lab process. If the group result comes back positive for COVID, all individuals in that cohort must quarantine until the positive individual can be identified. Follow-up testing will be offered to individuals in the cohort 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