Bring on the new school year!
Graduation Rates Increase for the Fourth Year in a Row
Preliminary data* is in, and the news is good:
Our 2017 HPS graduation rates show another increase, jumping to 77%.

This is a big number to celebrate! 
We know our students are more successful when they have the entire community -  you - supporting them along the way.  Together, we will continue to see our students graduate, prepared for college, career, and citizenship.
        * OSPI officially releases graduation data by early October.

September is
Attendance Awareness Month
Did you know that students missing as little as two days of school every month are considered “chronically absent”? Research shows that school attendance can have a deep impact on the likelihood of a student graduating from high school. Research also shows the effect is cumulative: chronic absenteeism can lead to third-graders not mastering reading, and sixth-graders failing courses.

In 2016, 17 percent of Highline Public School students were considered chronically absent. In a district of over 18,000 students, that’s more than 3,000 who were missing enough school each month to significantly reduce their likelihood of graduating on time. Because we know our students are capable of so much more, we are committed to working for that to change. Our hope is that the community will join us in the effort!

How can you help? Check out the PSESD's Attendance Awareness Communications Toolkit for resources you can use in your community, school, or business, and visit the OSPI Attendance Page  for free posters, flyers, and more. 

Want to help celebrate or incentivize improved attendance in a school near you? Contact for more info!
Free Screening of
'Eleven Paths'
Join the Highline community for the premiere of "Eleven Paths," a documentary that follows 11 Highline students through four years of high school.

In 2013, Highline set a bold goal for graduation: at least 19 out of 20 students entering grade nine that year would graduate prepared to choose their future. To track this goal, Highline partnered with award-winning filmmaker Rick Steveson to document the lives of a diverse group of students from across the district.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the students and filmmaker, moderated by Supt. Susan Enfield

When: Tuesday September 19th. 7:00-8:00 pm
at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are free! Reserve yours here
Want to support students from cradle to college and beyond? We're looking for donors, volunteers, and community partners who can help in  these ways . A calendar of events with more volunteer opportunities is coming soon.
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