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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Highline Virtual Academy

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Opening Fall 2021 to students in 6th-12th grade

Highline Virtual Academy is a new online learning school opening in September 2021. The school will accept a limited number of students in 6th through 12th grade.

The virtual academy is a flexible learning model that provides opportunities for self-paced learningInstruction is centered around rigorous learning and high expectations implementing a guaranteed and viable curriculum, including academic and social emotional skills.

Our community is focused on building relationships with students and families  with face-to-face experiences to engage students in social emotional support. We are committed to delivering on our Highline Promise to know all students by name, strength and need. This includes academic and social emotional skills.

Interested in Highline Virtual Academy?

If you are interested in applying to Highline Virtual Academy for the 2021-22 school year, please fill out and submit this form. We will reach out to you with additional information on space availability later this spring.

Interest Form

Student Learning

Students who thrive in independent and online learning will benefit from Highline Virtual Academy.

Student learning will provide flexible and a self-paced model. To do this, students will engage in online learning across all middle and high school content areas with rigorous and state-aligned standards.

Student work will be graded by trained teaching staff, and families will receive progress reports throughout the academic year. Students who fulfill graduate requirements will earn a diploma from Highline Virtual Academy.      


Amy Carlson


The school will be housed at the Olympic Interim Site in Des Moines.

Olympic Interim Site
615 S 200th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198


A message from Superintendent Susan Enfield

Superintendent Enfield's message to families on Wednesday touched a nerve that taps into the frustration and anger many of us a feeling right now. Dr. Enfield has a few words about that, and she also shares some good news about vaccination for Highline staff

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Please read this family message from Superintendent Susan Enfield about in-person hybrid learning. 

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A lottery was held on March 1 to select students for our secondary schools that require an application or a program transfer. This includes CHOICE Academy, Big Picture Schools, Highline Virtual Academy, Maritime High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program offered at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS).

Application Information

During the application window (January 1 to January 31), use our online application portal to complete and submit an application. Create an account using an email address. After providing basic guardian and student information, save and/or submit your application.

Online Application Portal

For technical questions about how to submit an application, please contact support by email or call 855-957-3535.