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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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Paraeducator Certificate

Program Overview

We value our paraeducators as critical for the success of our students. We want to invest in our paraeducators by providing professional development to enhance their practice. Now, through a new state program, we have funding for paraeducator training and certification.

The Paraeducator Certificate Program is a standards-based training program required by the state for all paraeducators. It creates a career growth ladder for those who wish to advance as a paraeducator or pursue the teaching profession.

Requirements

All paraeducators must earn the certification to continue working in Highline. To earn the Paraeducator Certificate, paraeducators must complete 28 hours of professional development 

  • Current paraeducators must complete the first 14 hours by June 2020. 
  • Paraeducators must complete the remaining 14 hours during the 2020-21 school year.

Curriculum

Course choice must align with the Fundamental Course of Study (FCS), developed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Read more about FCS.

Course Offerings

We are developing course offerings that align with FCS. Learn more about available courses

Frequently asked questions

Review a list of frequently asked questions

Contact

If you have questions about the Paraeducator Certification Program or need support, please email paracert@highlineschools.org.

More Information

Questions

If you have questions about the Paraeducator Certification Program or need support, please send us an email.

Email Newsletter

We send an email newsletter to all staff required to complete the paraeducator certificate program. Here is an archive of our newsletters.

June 16, 2020

June 9, 2020

June 2, 2020

May 27, 2020

May 19, 2020

May 6, 2020

April 28, 2020

April 21, 2020

April 13, 2020

April 2, 2020

March 27, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 13, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 5, 2020

February 19, 2020

February 6, 2020