Welcome to 2017! An Update from Graduate!Highline
Graduation rates are on the rise! 

The data is in:  Graduation rates went from 70.3% in 2015 t o 74.8% in 2016.

No slowing down now!  What can you do to help?
Contact us at  info@graduatehighline.com to get involved!

Graduate!Highline receives big grants in late 2016
  • Volunteer Employees of the Port of Seattle and HMS Host approved important funding for secondary success and college readiness. The grant will provide  internship opportunities, college visits, and peer mentorships for students in danger of not graduating.

  • The Boeing Company funded TWO Graduate!Highline focus areas: Early Learning STEM Support will help fund year 3 of system-wide changes in Highline Public Schools in math, engineering, technology, and science; and Middle School Career Exploration funding will provide staffing and support to lead career awareness and exploration programming in middle school, including career partner development; college field trip development; expanding STEM after school programming, and more!
The Boeing Company
Support the movement: Volunteer!  
Plans are in the works for a community-wide celebration of our graduates this spring! Volunteers are needed to help with sign waving, poster hanging, and other promotion starting in early May. 

E-mail info@graduatehighline.com to get on board!   
Reading Partners is looking for tutors to give at least one hour a week to help a student at Beverly Park Elementary learn how to read.

Volunteering is easy - no experience is required! They ask for the following: Speak English fluently at an 8th grade level; Pass a background check; Attend a 1-hour orientation session. Please consider joining them!

For more info, or to sign up, click here
     CollegeCon is coming! 

Saturday, March 4th
9am-2pm at Highline College

CollegeCon is a FREE one-day, hands-on learning experience for all HSD Middle School students and their families. 

Students and families will learn about the benefits of college, how to pay for college, and how to prepare for 2-year and 4-year college. Transportation, lunch, and child care are provided.

A big  thank you to the cities of Burien and SeaTac for the  Graduate!Highline articles published in their city reports. Check out the article from SeaTac here (pg 7) and Burien (pg 22)  here.

How is your city supporting the movement?