The application window is now open for high schools of choice. This includes Big Picture, CHOICE Academy, Raisbeck Aviation High School and the International Baccalaureate program at Mount Rainier. Students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit.
Nearly a decade ago, Highline launched an innovative program for students to master two languages in school. The Dual Language program transformed the school day for dozens of children, who spend half their day learning in English and half their day learning in Spanish.
The 2015-16 School Performance Report for Cascade is now available on our website. We invite you to read about the progress our students are making, learn about plans we are implementing this year, and find out how to become more involved in our school and the education of your student.
Cascade creates responsible, lifelong learners in a safe and respectful environment where all are inspired to excel, value their community, and celebrate diversity.
June 27, 2017
Dear Cascade Families,
Daniel Calderon has been appointed as the new principal for Cascade Middle School, starting July 1.
Daniel began his Washington teaching career in Federal Way, leading and growing the Spanish language program at Saghalie Middle School. He has a B.A. in International Studies from Macalester College and a Master’s in Education with a focus on Leadership and Policy from the University of Washington. Daniel is finishing his second year as founding assistant principal of Destiny Middle School in Tacoma.
Please welcome Daniel Calderon to Cascade and lookout for a message from him in August.
It appears our levy measure will pass, with early results showing more than 58% voting in favor of renewal. “I am grateful to voters for their support of our students and schools. Local funding for our schools is critical,” said Superintendent Susan Enfield.
There is a gap between what the state funds and the education Highline provides to students. Levy funds make up the difference. Mount Rainier High School student Cassidy Huff explains why we have the bond measure on the ballot and what it will fund.
We are making plans to change to a later start time for high schools. This is in response to feedback from students, families and staff, as well as research that shows teenagers do better in school when they can sleep later.