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.
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.
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.
Get ready for an adventure! We're excited to invite your 8th grader to the 8th Grade Experience with UW, a fun and informative event about college exploration. This special day is a partnership with the University of Washington Seattle. It will be on December 12 for Chinook, Pacific and Sylvester students and December 13 for Cascade, Glacier, Highline Virtual Academy, Big Picture and Choice students.
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.
Plan life after high school at this fun event. COLLEGECON is custom-made for families with students in grades 9 through 12. Seventh- and 8th-grade students with the College Bound Scholarship are also invited! Enjoy free transportation, meals and childcare.
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.
On Highline ballots is the opportunity to vote for school board candidates in Districts 1, 4 and 5. Our five school board directors play a vital role in guiding the direction of our schools. Don’t forget to vote by 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. See important election dates, directions and links for more information.
Cyberbullying has emerged as a new form of harassment, causing emotional and psychological distress among students. To provide guidance for students and families, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) offers the following tips and recommendations to ensure safe online interactions.
Navigating special education? Let our Special Education Family Liaison guide you. Get help with system guidance, collaborative problem-solving, IEP meeting support, language assistance,
When you hear of a lockdown at your student's school, it's natural for your mind to race and for concern to set in. We understand that urge to ensure the safety of our young ones. However, it's important to know that lockdowns are often standard, precautionary measures rooted in our commitment to student safety. Read through to learn what scenarios might trigger a lockdown and tips you can take to keep students and staff safe.
Standards-Based Grading (SBG) measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade and course. This is a new instructional and grading approach all Highline schools are implementing this school year. Learn about some of the benefits to using SBG.
Imagine what could happen for students if the entire community rallied around our Highline Promise to know every student by name, strength and need so that they graduate prepared for the future they choose? Our new strategic plan points the way.
The US Surgeon General reports that adolescents spending more than three hours daily on social media face double the risk of poor mental health outcomes. As the digital world becomes increasingly entwined with our children's lives, understanding and addressing its impact is essential. See the latest findings, find conversation starters, and access resources to ensure your child's safe and informed online presence.
Standards-Based Grading (SBG) is the new instructional approach we are using across Highline. SBG measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade. We want to share how this will be displayed in the gradebook for middle and high school students.
Standards-Based Grading (SBG) measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade. One important component of SBG is a rubric. Teachers use a rubric to track student's learning of essential standards. The rubric provides families and students feedback on the student’s current learning and ways to progress.
Here are some safety tips and reminders for families and students.
This year, schools in Highline are implementing a new instructional approach called Standards-Based Grading (SBG). SBG measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade. Learn what the terms standards, essential standards and rubric mean.
In response to family feedback last spring and consultation with the Family Action Committee, we are pleased to introduce an improved family calendar for the upcoming year.
We want to tell you about a new instructional approach we are using across Highline: Standards-Based Grading (SBG). Standards-based grading measures your student's progress toward the learning goals for their grade, as determined by the state of Washington.
Help raise funds for the Highline Schools Foundation at the 2023 Burien Brat Trot on Saturday, October 7. Register to run or walk a new 5k route that starts at Town Square Park in downtown Burien followed by the annual Oktoberfest celebration.. Create a team to receive a discount code for registration. When registering, make sure to note your Highline school affiliation. The school with the most affiliated runners will win $500 for their school or PTA.