Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Virtual Academy

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Now Accepting Applicants 

Learn more and apply.

The Highline Virtual Academy will be the only all-remote option for students in grades 6-12 in the 2021-22 school year and moving forward.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Join us for an information session on Zoom to learn more about Highline Virtual Academy. 

tuesday, april 27 at noon 

tuesday, april 27 at 5:30 p.m. 

Opening Fall 2021 to Students in 6th-12th Grade

Highline Virtual Academy is a new online learning school opening in September 2021. The school will accept a limited number of students in 6th through 12th grade.

The virtual academy is a flexible learning model that provides opportunities for self-paced learningInstruction is centered around rigorous learning and high expectations implementing a guaranteed and viable curriculum, including academic and social emotional skills.

Our community is focused on building relationships with students and families  with face-to-face experiences to engage students in social emotional support. We are committed to delivering on our Highline Promise to know all students by name, strength and need. This includes academic and social emotional skills.

Student Learning

Students who thrive in independent and online learning will benefit from Highline Virtual Academy.

Student learning will provide flexible and a self-paced model. To do this, students will engage in online learning across all middle and high school content areas with rigorous and state-aligned standards.

Student work will be graded by trained teaching staff, and families will receive progress reports throughout the academic year. Students who fulfill graduate requirements will earn a diploma from Highline Virtual Academy.      


Governor Orders Vaccination for All K-12 Employees

Governor Inslee has announced that all K-12 school employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. This means all Highline Public Schools staff must show proof of vaccination or a medical or religious exemption by October 18..

COVID 19 test

To maintain the health and safety of our students, we are offering additional protocols beyond masking and social distancing which will allow safe participation in summer school and athletic programs. Starting July 12, we will offer weekly COVID-19 tests for students participating in summer school at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS) and students participating in summer athletics programming. 

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Congratulations incoming seniors! We know that transitioning into senior year can be stressful, so we want to help guide you through that process this summer. 

2021 graduate at the Mount Rainier High School graduation.

It was the graduation celebration the Class of 2021 hoped for... in-person and with their classmates. After more than 15 months apart in remote or hybrid learning, the Class of 2021 was made whole again. Seniors came together in person for the first time since before the pandemic to celebrate the end of high school.  

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We look forward to celebrating our graduates in person this year. Ceremonies will be at  Highline Memorial Stadium and the Highline Performing Arts Center. Read for information on parking, shuttles, ticketing and more. 


Amy Carlson

Application Information

Use our online application portal to complete and submit an application. Create an account using an email address. After providing basic guardian and student information, save and/or submit your application.

Online Application Portal

For technical questions about how to submit an application, please contact support by email or call 855-957-3535.

In the News

Highline Virtual Academy was recently featured in a Tech Learning article, "5 Things to Know About Virtual Academies." 



The school will be housed at the Olympic Interim Site in Des Moines.

Olympic Interim Site
615 S 200th St.
Des Moines, WA 98198