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

Office Hours:

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

Counseling & Advisory Support

Phone: 206-631-3041

Secondary School Counselors receive technical and professional learning support through the office of Secondary Success and College and Career Readiness.  The SSCCR department also assists with the implementation of middle and high school advisory programs aligned to district goals. 


Team Members

Janet Blanford

Janet Blanford, Director of Secondary Success & College Readiness


Janet oversees the Secondary Success and College Readiness (SSCR) department which includes both the SSCR support team and the content specialists in literacy, social studies, mathematics, and science. She also centrally supports secondary counselors.  Janet and her team collaborate with central office and school staff to develop and implement strategies to ensure students are known by name, strength and need and that they get the support they need to graduate prepared for T24.

Jackie King

Jackie King, Secondary Success Specialist


Jackie is the AVID coordinator for Highline, she oversees implementation at the schools, coaches teachers and organizes professional learning for AVID. Jackie also coordinates the Advisory program, organizing professional learning on best practices for Advisory, and the High School and Beyond Plan. She collaborates with AP teachers on instructional strategies and program needs. Jackie also works with online credit recovery at high schools.