Graduate! Highline

Photo Booth


The Graduate! Highline photo booth travels around the district throughout the year.
Click the photos to see more from all the events we’ve visited.


OSPI Resources

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]

Attendance Works

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

Get Involved

More than two-thirds of the experiences and learning opportunities that shape a child’s life occur outside the classroom. Together, as a community, you can help guarantee every student has access to quality learning opportunities. Here’s how:More than two-thirds of the experiences and learning opportunities that shape a child’s life occur outside the classroom. Together, as a community, you can help guarantee every student has access to quality learning opportunities.

What is Graduate! Highline?

A full-scale community movement to increase Highline Public Schools’ graduation rates!

  • Our 2017 HPS graduation rates show another increase, jumping to 77% from 70.3 percent in 2015!
  • We are grateful to have a community that supports our schools, but acting as individuals or disconnected organizations, efforts are fragmented. Think of the impact we could have if people came together in one collective effort supporting our students!
  • Our goal is to help ignite a community-wide effort around our students. Our vision is to bring together parents and educators with community, civic and philanthropic leaders to forge a movement that will push our graduation rates to our 95 percent goal.
  • We are inspired by the Foundation for Tacoma Students, which has successfully rallied the whole community behind a movement they call “Graduate Tacoma.” The effort started in 2010 with a 55 percent graduation rate, and since then Tacoma’s graduation rate has soared to over 78 percent.

How can you help?


There are many organizations doing GREAT work to graduate our Highline Public Schools students! Help them expand their reach, serve more students, and close the opportunity gap by volunteering! Click HERE for calendar.


Donations, large and small, by Highline alums, families, community members and other stakeholders are necessary to provide quality programs and opportunities for our students. The Highline Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable corporation and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law. Tax ID # 91-2020506

Click on the blue “Donate” button above to make a secure, encrypted credit card donation online and choose Graduate Highline. in the “Direct Your Donation” box. You can make a one-time or recurring monthly donation.

By Mail: Please make your check payable to Highline Schools Foundation with “Graduate Highline” in the memo line and mail to:

Highline Schools Foundation
15675 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Questions? Please contact Highline Schools Foundation at or (206) 631-3120.

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