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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Hiring Teachers for the Highline Virtual Academy

Highline Virtual Academy is committed to our Highline Promise to know students and adults by name, strength, and need. We are seeking an equity driven, trailblazing founding teacher team who think ‘outside of the box,’ and are aligned with our vision of HVA. Teachers will need to commit to actively engaging in anti-racist practices, on a systemic and individual level; including individual reflection of the intersections of identity and criticality around own’s practice and how that impacts teaching, learning, and relationships with students, families, and staff. The founding teacher team will be composed of STEM and Humanities staff, to support the inauguration of students into the new program, beginning Fall 2021.

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Are you a certified teacher who is fully multilingual in English and Spanish, or English and Vietnamese? We are seeking applications for Dual Language Elementary and Secondary Teachers with content area endorsements in Elementary Education, or in Secondary: Math, Social Studies or Languages and Culture.

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We are seeking candidates to join our Summer Learning Team and help students keep minds active during summer break!

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We are seeking candidates for our Hybrid Guest Teacher pool! This position is expected to report on site, to provide continuity of the learning environment in absence of a regular classroom teacher.

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Highline Public Schools is seeking a Project Manager of Equity Initiatives! This individual is a highly skilled project manager and data analyst, who is passionate about advancing racial equity.

Business Systems Analyst

We're currently seeking to fill our Business Systems Analyst position! This individual recognizes problems and develops recommendations/solutions so that our district can work more efficiently.

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Are you an educator who shares our commitment to equity and our passion for bilingual education? We are seeking multilingual candidates for our Guest (Substitute) Teacher pool! 

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Our Promise

Every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

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Our Goals

School Culture
school culture

Our schools are welcoming and safe places where students and staff are respected and supported to succeed

Growth & Mastery
growth & mastery

Students will make a minimum of one year of growth annually, meeting or exceeding standards in all grade levels.

Digital & Media Literacy
digital & media literacy

Students will graduate with the problem solving and critical thinking skills necessary to live and work responsibly in a digital world.

Bilingual & Biliterate
Bilingual & Bilterate

Students will graduate bilingual and biliterate.

High School Graduation
High School Graduation

Students will graduate from high school prepared for the future they choose.


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Our students represent many diverse and culturally-rich backgrounds. Our diversity is an asset. Our students learn from one another and graduate prepared to live and work in an increasingly multicultural world.

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Our top 8 languages are:

  1. English
  2. Spanish
  3. Vietnamese
  4. Somali
  5. Amharic
  6. Punjabi
  7. Arabic
  8. Cambodian

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The single most important driver of student achievement is an excellent teacher in the classroom. Highline is in the top 12 out of 295 Washington districts in the number of National Board Certified Teachers.

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Highline has 18 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 4 comprehensive high schools serving neighborhoods in Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and White Center. Families may also want to explore our 4 choice schools or multiple alternative education options. 

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Highline's graduation rate has been on a steady rise for the past 5 years. The on-time graduation rate for the Class of 2018 was 81.1%. That's an increase of 19 point rise since 2013.

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