Our Business Services staff will brief the school board on our financial picture for the 2024-25 school year at a work session on Wednesday, March 6, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
ParentSquare is our family engagement and communication tool designed to keep families informed and encourage engagement and connection across Highline. We encourage all families to register an account to manage your notifications and message school staff.
Fill out the Family Income Survey to unlock $120 for your child's summer EBT (Electronic benefit transfer) for summer groceries, if you qualify. See the table below to determine if you are eligible. It funds staff at your school and only takes a few minutes of your time.
Every day, students walk to and from school, their bus stops, or just around the neighborhood. Reminding your kids about these safe walking tips helps keep them safe.
Read about our upcoming budget cuts, our winter job fair, our Gold Star nomination process and next week’s meals.
We use technology to make learning better. We think about how and why we use screens in school, focusing on active screen time, where students use their brain and body vs. just passive screen time. Tools like Chromebooks and iPads help everyone learn in their own way.
Sometimes our schools might lose phone and internet service. When there is an outage, here is what you need to know to keep everyone safe and learning on track.
Maritime High School offers a unique 9th-grade experience focusing on the maritime world. Students engage in hands-on projects like vessel operations and boat building, supplemented by field trips and interaction with industry professionals. This immersive approach aims to foster a deep understanding of maritime careers, laying a foundation for future pathways in the industry.
Seniors, now is the time to apply for a Highline Schools Foundation scholarship. This year, the Foundation is offering 33 scholarships totaling $291,500 to graduating seniors.
Due to weather and road conditions, all schools are on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 17. Buses will stop at regular stops–two hours later than normal.
Winter weather is in the forecast for later this week. This may force a change in the normal school schedule-—even for students who attend virtual programs. We want you to be prepared and know where to get information.
Maritime Student Ella Clark tours Trident Seafoods
At Maritime High School, students don't just learn about the sea, they learn on it. From fighting simulated fires in full gear to navigating the waves aboard the Admiral Jack ferry, this school merges classroom learning with hands-on experience. Maritime High School prepares students for a future in a vital industry facing a workforce shortage. Open to all, this school is a beacon for those drawn to maritime careers, providing not just education but a direct route to meaningful, well-paying jobs.
Ensuring the safety of students and staff is our top priority. A key aspect of this commitment is understanding and adhering to safety protocols. Here is some information about fire alarms: what they do and what you should know.
Winter break is an opportunity to have a well-deserved break from school and work. But it doesn’t have to be a break from learning. Learning at home can be fun and easy—and a good change of pace from the classroom. Here are eight simple ideas you can do together or encourage your child to do over break.
All Highline schools are implementing a new instructional approach we are using across Highline: Standards-Based Instruction and Grading (SBI/G). Our grading web section has a lot of information about this new approach. We encourage you to review this information online to learn more.
ParentSquare offers an easy way to keep up-to-date with your child's school. Download the app to see school news and information, review upcoming events, direct message teachers, set your notification preferences and more.
School bus safety starts with students. Find out what they should do, how drivers keep them safe, and the importance of community support for secure school journeys
It has been a busy fall for our team at Maritime High School!
At Highline, our goal is for everyone to feel they belong the moment they step through the doors. A Culture of Belonging is the first of four goals in our new strategic plan, “Living Our Promise.” Through the voices of our Superintendent’s Student Leadership Team, discover the difference a Culture of Belonging makes in fostering meaningful connections, self-confidence and academic success.
This year, Highline is implementing a new instructional approach standards-based instruction and grading (SBI/G). SBI/G measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade. Here are seven ways families, parents and guardians can support students with their learning.
Shape your tomorrow by choosing your path for the 2024-25 school year today. Save the date for an upcoming school-specific information session to learn more about schools and programs you can apply to. Students entering high school can also get a taste of their options at a High School Transitions Event on December 13.
Your child's report card will be distributed in the next few weeks. A report card communicates a student's learning progress during the grading period. All Highline schools are using standards-based grading (SBG) this year, and student’s scores will reflect this.
The state sets standards for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Standards-based grading (SBG) measures a student’s learning of specific standards. Traditional grading gives students points for individual assignments or effort, but SBG shows a student's progress toward learning standards. SBG ensures that grades reflect a student’s academic performance and understanding of the material, rather than their behavior or effort. This results in a more accurate representation of a student’s abilities and progress.
In shaping the future of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), we prioritized your voice. From 45 Community Advisory Sessions, clear themes emerged: a need for engagement, belonging, and recognition of each student's uniqueness. Students voiced a need for trust, connection, and tools to navigate challenges. Families, community and staff shared a need for collaboration, cultural responsiveness, and lessons on emotional well-being. These insights will guide our 2023-24 SEL framework, ensuring it's community-focused and student-centered.
Have you recently asked your child, “How was school” and “Did you do your homework?” Here are some suggestions for other questions you may consider asking your child about school.