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

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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


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Hybrid Learning

In-Person Instruction


Students attend in small groups for half-day sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesdays are a remote learning day.


Students will attend school in person two full days per week, rotating through classes in a three-period day. They will learn from home on the three days during the week they are not at school. Wednesday will be a remote learning day.

Elementary Hybrid Learning Model

Model AM/PM Cohort Model
Time at School 4 part days (AM or PM): Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 
Time at Home 4 part days (AM or PM): Students are at home on Wednesdays
In-person Instructional Focus New learning and instruction
At-home Instructional Focus Independent Learning
Teacher Assignment Students may be with a different teacher since some teachers will be reassigned to students who opt to remain in full time distance learning.

Secondary Hybrid Learning Model

Model A/B Cohort Model
Time at School 2 days
Time at Home 3 days, including Wednesdays
Teacher Assignment

Teachers will be working with students in person and remote during the same instructional period. This does not mean that they have to have students on zoom and in person at the same time throughout the period. Teachers have flexibility to design the structure of the 80-minute period. Teachers may deliver instruction to in-person and remote students simultaneously or one group at a time. 

data guiding School reopening

Our primary guidance is the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Decision Tree for schools. Key data points are:

  • Number of of positive cases/100,000 residents/14 days
  • Test positivity rate
  • Trend in cases or hospitalization rates

Highline’s current status on two of these key data points is found here and updated at least weekly.