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  • KING 5 Features Breakfast After the Bell Program

    Highline's Breakfast After the Bell program is at the center of a KING 5 news story. Through the program, Highline is serving breakfast in the classroom to all students at several elementary schools. This has increased the number of students who start the day off with a healthy meal, which teachers say is helping their students focus more.

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  • Common Core: What Does it Mean for Your Student?

    There is a lot of buzz about new learning standards known as the Common Core. Do you know what they mean for your student? The standards are designed to better prepare students for college, work, and life. You can learn more at a district-sponsored session geared for parents.

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  • School Board Seeking Candidates for Open Position

    The Highline Public Schools Board of Directors is currently soliciting candidates to fill the position of Director District 3. The position is now vacant after the retirement of long-time School Board member Susan Goding.

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  • Students Celebrate Art at Seattle Art Museum

    Nearly 700 students from Hazel Valley Elementary School celebrated art by taking a schoolwide field trip to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) in downtown Seattle.

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  • Conversations with the Superintendent

    Families and community members are invited to join Superintendent Susan Enfield for a series of monthly conversations at schools across the district. This is an opportunity for open-ended conversations at which participants can bring up issues of concern and ask questions.

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Our Promise

Our Promise encompasses our district’s mission and vision.
 
EVERY STUDENT in Highline Public Schools
is known by NAME, STRENGTH,
and NEED, and graduates ready for
COLLEGE, CAREER, and CITIZENSHIP.

Highline's Bold Goals from Highline Public Schools on Vimeo.

Superintendent

Superintendent Susan Enfield Together with our staff and the Highline community, we have developed a new strategic plan unlike any I have seen in school districts across the nation—it is bold, visionary, and represents the unwavering belief we have in our students’ capabilities. We can feel proud that we have not shied away from setting high expectations for our students and ourselves.

Our promise is to know every student by name, strength, and need, so each will graduate prepared for college, career, and citizenship. We are challenging ourselves to ensure that four years from now at least 19 out of 20 students are learning at or above grade level in third grade, passing Algebra by ninth grade, and graduating high school prepared to choose their future. We have pledged to all but eliminate out-of-school suspensions that rob students of learning time. And we have set long-range goals that every student will graduate bilingual, biliterate, and tech-literate. Make no mistake: in adopting these goals, we in Highline have committed to eradicating the achievement and opportunity gaps that persist in our schools. In doing so, we will prove that public education can work for all children.

Each of us -- staff, families, and community members -- plays a critical role in our students’ success. Delivering on our promise will require all of us working together, but I have every confidence that we can marshal the collective commitment our students need and deserve. 
 
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent

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Path to Success

This video  illustrates our bold goals for students, telling the story of Highline's path to success without a single word.