All public high school students are required to meet statewide graduation requirements in order to earn a diploma. The goal is that more students will be better prepared to meet 21st-century demands in their working and personal lives.
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction‘s website provides families, students and educators can learn more about each of the new requirements, including what each requirement is designed to do and how students will be supported.
- Your Child’s Progress – Short handouts that broadly cover state learning standards and testing in grades K-12. Offered in the nine most-spoken languages in the state. [LINK]
- Graduation Toolkits – The Graduation Toolkit is a resource to help educators and families understand state graduation requirements. [LINK]
- Graduation Checklists – The graduation checklist, organized by graduating class, helps families and schools track progress as students move through high school. [LINK]
Highline Public Schools
Set a Goal! 10 Steps to Improve Attendance – Missing one or two days of school can add up quickly. Research shows students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year, or about 18 days. That’s just one day every two weeks.Here are ten steps families can take to improve their students’ attendance. [LINK]
Graduate Requirements and Planning
To earn a high school diploma, a student must Earn specific high school credits, Pass state tests or approved test alternatives, complete a High School and Beyond Plan. [LEARN MORE]
Career Pathways & Partnerships
The Career Pathways & Partnerships department develops strong relationships with businesses, community organizations, colleges, and universities to provide clear pathways and post-high school opportunities for students.
COLLEGECON is a one day, hands-on learning experience for all Highline 8th and 9th grade students and families to learn about preparing for high school, college, career, and citizenship. We are offering FREE transportation, breakfast, lunch, and childcare(ages 4 to 12) for all participants. [LEARN MORE]
The Student Attendance Success Plan is designed to help parents track their children’s attendance and work with teachers to set appropriate goals. They are based on materials created by Early Works at Earl Boyles Elementary School in Portland, Ore., and the DeVos Family Foundation in Michigan. [LINK]
Road Map Project
Vision: “We want every child and youth in South King County and South Seattle, particularly those who are low-income or of color, to thrive in their education, communities and life.” [Vision, Values & Goals]
The Road Map Project recently introduced its inaugural Community Leadership Team, comprised of regional leaders who strive to improve educational and economic equity for South Seattle and South King County youth. The Team will provide visionary leadership and community accountability as the region works to achieve Road Map Project goals. Community Leadership Team