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

Office Hours:

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

Financial Support


As outlined in the contract, $100,000 is available for Professional Certification Support. This includes:

  • NBCT
  • Professional Certification (ProCert)
  • National certifications support for ESAs

National Board funding priority is given to first-time candidates, followed by retake candidates, followed by renewal candidates.

Highline provides a cadre of facilitators to support NBPTS candidates in district cohorts. 

Based on first-come, first serve basis, first-time candidates in district cohorts will receive a stipend for 50% of the National Board assessment fee after verification of payment and submission of Components. The district will pay 50% of the WEA member fee for WEA National Board Jump Start and WEA Home Stretch. 

OSPI offers a conditional loan each year that is paid back out of your 1st bonus after you receive your National Board Certification. 

Homestretch Reimbursement

As you prepare to submit components and/or take your Component 1 exam, you may want to consider attending WEA Homestretch.  If you would like to attend, please take the following steps:

  • Register and pay required fees here – WEA Home Stretch please note, Highline does not register candidate for this training, or pay the fees to WEA
  • Complete and submit the following to receive a reimbursement for 50% of the $75 Fee:
    • Email Damaris Amaya  and request the reimbursement form. complete the attached form and send via scan to Damaris Amaya, or alternatively by printing and sending through district mail to Teacher Development at the Central Office. All those registered with Highline received this document in a January email also. 
    • forward to Damaris Amaya the email confirmation from WEA that shows the amount you paid for Homestretch and your confirmation number. 
    • Please complete this by February 1, 2018. If you register after February 1, 2018, or are put on a wait list and need to register later, please send in your documentation as soon as possible.
    • A check will be directly deposited into your account.

Component Stipend

Component payment occurs after candidate submission of portfolios. All Paperwork is due by June 1. Please turn in your paperwork as soon as you have submitted your portfolios. All paperwork must be from the current school year. 

By JUNE 1 each candidate must submit:

  • Component1
    • An NBCT Financial Statement* that the fees for Component 1 have been paid
    • A screenshot of the confirmation email of the date you are registered to take your C1 assessment.
    • The confirmation of the date you are taking the test will probably be from Pearson. Having a future testing date in to June 2018, will NOT delay your stipend.
  • Components 2, 3 & 4
    • An NBCT Financial Statement that can be found in your National Board Profile, that the fees for Components 2, 3 or 4 have been paid
    • Verification that a component has been submitted (this can been a screen shot, or a confirmation email from NBCT) 

Please send all documentation for components you wish to receive a stipend for in one email to Damaris Amaya by JUNE 1, or you can put it in the district mail or drop it off at Central Office.

Being a recipient of the OSPI NB Loan will not affect your district stipend. Do not send pictures from your phone of the documents.