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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Distance Learning in the 2021-22 School Year

What does learning look like in the 2021-22 school year? We anticipate that students will be learning in person in some capacity--either full-time or in hybrid, based on infection rates and evolving guidance from the CDC and Department of Health.

If middle and high school students want to remain in distance learning, Highline Virtual Academy will be the only all-remote option in the 2021-22 school year and future years. We will share a distance learning option for elementary students in the coming weeks. 

Highline Virtual Academy was created for students who thrive in independent and online learning. Highline Virtual Academy is now enrolling students. Families who do not want to return to in-person learning in the fall should apply.

Highline Virtual Academy instruction is centered around rigorous learning and high expectations. The core instruction will be delivered through Edgenuity, an online learning platform. Live virtual instruction opportunities will include small group and individual support. There will also be face-to-face weekly virtual sessions with staff and students that include social-emotional learning.

Students can participate in athletics and music (orchestra, music, band, choir) at their neighborhood schools as well as Running Start and Puget Sound Skills Center.

Special education and English language learning services are available. Special education will be planned by special education staff in collaboration with families and other school staff. Families, students and special education staff will discuss options and develop plans based on students’ individualized education plans. 

If you know students who may benefit from Highline Virtual Academy, urge them to apply now. Highline students will be prioritized in the admissions process, but out-of-district students are encouraged to apply and will be admitted on a space-available basis beginning in May.