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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien,WA 98166

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Connection Center

Welcome to the Connection Center!

We are a counseling service designed to help middle and high school students, families, and support teams navigate the alternative educational pathways within Highline.

Highline offers a wide variety of alternative program options to choose from. The Connection Center is here to help you learn about our programs so that you can find a program that best suits your goals and needs. 

We primarily assist students who are residents of Highline Public Schools, however, we are open to anyone interested in exploring their educational options. If you currently live outside of the Highline Public Schools, but are interested in attending one of our schools, please visit our Transfer webpage for additional information on submitting inter-district transfer requests.

Mission

The Connection Center offers a student-centered service that allows families to find an alternative educational program. We do this by:

  • Identifying and addressing barriers
  • Reviewing student records
  • Facilitating enrollment processes
  • Encouraging school engagement 

Connection Center Hours

We are open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Alternative Program Options

How to Meet With Us

Interested in exploring alternative pathways to graduation in Highline? Any student, family member or community member can schedule an appointment with the Connection Center by sending us an email at connectioncenter@highlineschools.org or calling our office at 206-631-7750.           

What to Expect

During your Connection Center appointment, you will meet with our Connection Center Counselor. Together, you will review your educational history, transcripts, personal goals and potential barriers to achieving those goals. You do not need to bring any paperwork or documents to this meeting unless there is something important you would like to share with the Counselor.

Note: It is essential that the student attend this meeting. Parents or community support members are also welcome to attend, but not required.

Outcomes of a Connection Center appointment are student driven and based on individual situations. Some students may decide to remain at their current school placement or apply to a school of choice or alternative education program. 

Contact

Phone: 206-631-7750

Alexa Wayman
Counselor

AnneMarie Littleton
Counselor

Kipp Gallagher
Re-Engagement Manager

Michael Sita
Principal

Marleyne Hernandez
Office Assistant

Deborah Melchior
Office Assistant

Address
Salmon Creek Alternative Campus
614 SW 120th Street
Seattle WA 98146 

Staff: Refer a Student

Any Highline staff member can refer students to the Connection Center. To do this, please fill out our online referral from. Please ensure the student and/or family is in agreement with this referral prior to submission.

Incomplete referrals or referrals via staff-to-staff email or phone will returned.  

Referral Form