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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Open Doors

What are Open Doors Programs?

Washington State has made significant efforts to re-engage students that have been disengaged from their education. Washington State House Bill 1418 created a dropout re-engagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who have dropped out of school or are not expected to graduate from high school by the age of 21.

This bill also allows Highline Public Schools to partner with local colleges and community-based organizations to provide a more diverse array of educational models. Learn more about the OSPI Re-Engagement programs.


In order to be eligible for Open Doors Programs a student must:

  • Have not graduated from high school.
  • Be 16-21 years-old by September 1 at the beginning of the school year.
  • Be significantly behind in credits or have a recommendation from designated personnel.


We are proud to provide students the widest variety of Open Doors Re-engagement options than any other school district in Washington State. These programs are offered through partnerships with local colleges, community-based organizations and other contracted organizations.

If you are interested in enrolling in one of the Highline Open Doors programs, please contact the program directly or you can make an appointment with the Connection Center.