Please attend CHOICE Academy's annual OPEN HOUSE on January 18, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to learn about the culture and climate of the school and the educational opportunities awarded to students of grades 7 through 12.

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  • 2017-2018 Supply list

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  • School Performance Report

    The 2015-16 School Performance Report for CHOICE Academy 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.

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  • Our mission at Highline CHOICE Academy is to provide all students with an engaging, safe, and supportive learning environment which emphasizes academic excellence, personal integrity, and social responsibility.

    • Low student-to-teacher ratio
    • Safe, structured, small learning community
    • Personalized attention for all students
    • Innovative Flexible School Schedule
    • Parent Partnership
    • Grades 7 through 12



  • Mike Sita Welcome to Highline Public School Alternative Programs. Our schools and programs are proud high quality educational options supporting the Highline School District’s portfolio of secondary schools. My staff and I are committed to developing small and personalized learning communities which are committed to your child’s educational experiences. Each program is fully accredited with highly qualified teachers and service oriented adults meeting the individual learning needs of all our students. 

    While our schools and programs serve well over four hundred students each year, no single learning community in Alternative programs has more than two hundred students enrolled. This makes for close knit and supportive school environments where every teacher and counselor knows every student, and family, by Name, Strength and Need, as promised by our superintendent and school board.

    Our alternative schools and programs serve families with a wide range of special needs and high expectations for the schools that their children attend. Our standards for learning and effective instruction teaching make our schools top notch in ability to provide for those in transition, learning English, or requiring special individualized education services. From online to home schooling support, and progressive parent partnerships, we serve families who need flexibility, specialized instruction, a strong parent and family community, or even credit recovery and reengagement or in transition returning to school for those who have been out of school.

    Each of our programs is a school of choice in our district and accessible for families across the Highline School District. Our Schools and Programs include:

    Highline CHOICE Academy – a 7th through 12th grade high performing parent partnership with direct connections to college through Running Start and Career through Puget Sound Skills Center. A Washington State School of Distinction “CHOICE is the best kept secret in Highline.” - Parent

    We believe in all of our students' ability to achieve and excel in their schooling. Our aim is to get every graduate into a quality college or career training opportunity immediately after they receive a diploma. In Highline Alternative Programs we connect with each of our students through personalized college and career counseling and advisement using a state approved curriculum. Our college and career connection center oversees a comprehensive counseling and preparation program for life after high school, attending to every child in our schools.

    Family engagement and partnership is encouraged and invited by each of our programs and schools. We involve community and shared resources to enrich and enhance the school experience for all the children we teach. Please contact myself, the teachers in programs or our school counselors to see how you can be involved and join us supporting the students of Highline Alternative Programs.

    -Mike Sita

    Check out our parent-maintained website.

About Us

  • 18367 8th Avenue South
    Burien, WA 98148
    Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Office Phone Number is 206.631.7630
    Fax Number is 206.631.7648
    Principal is Michael Sita
    Office Manager is Jennifer Browning
    Registrar, Student Records and Transcripts is Debbie Melchior. Her direct phone number is 206.631.7666
    Student Schedule from Monday through Thursday is 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Student schedule on Early Release Friday's is 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.


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