Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall


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High school students at Highline Public Schools will be able to sleep in a bit later starting this fall, when classes are scheduled to start later.

This change will also impact start times of middle and elementary schools.

Here is an overview of the changes from the district:

  • High schools will start 30 minutes later at 8:00 a.m. School will end at 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
  • Middle schools will start five minutes earlier at 8:05 a.m. School will end at 2:35 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will be dismissed at 1:05 p.m.
  • Elementary schools will start five minutes later at 8:45 a.m. or 9:15 a.m., depending on service area. School will end at 3:15 or 3:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On early release Friday, school will dismiss at 1:45 or 2:15 p.m.

The following schools will maintain their current start and dismissal times:

  • CHOICE Academy
  • Puget Sound Skills Center
  • New Start High School
  • Raisbeck Aviation High School
  • WELS

Special schedule for Big Picture:

  • Big Picture – letters will be sent out about your specific bus routes if your student takes the bus.
  • Big Picture Middle:
    • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Big Picture High:
    • Monday & Wednesday: 8:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday & Thursday: 8:55 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 8:55 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

New Start & Dismissal Times
Please note: CHOICE Academy, Puget Sound Skills Center, New Start High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School and Waskowitz Educational Leadership Service (WELS) start times remain unchanged.

SchoolRegular DayEarly ReleaseChange

High Schools

Evergreen8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.30 minutes later
Highline8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.30 minutes later
Mount Rainier8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.30 minutes later
Tyee8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.30 minutes later

Middle Schools

Cascade8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.5 minutes earlier
Chinook8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.5 minutes earlier
Pacific8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.5 minutes earlier
Sylvester8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.5 minutes earlier

Elementary Schools

Beverly Park9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
Bow Lake8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Cedarhurst8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Des Moines9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
Gregory Heights8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Hazel Valley8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Hilltop8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Parkside9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
Madrona8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Marvista9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
McMicken Heights8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Midway9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
Mount View9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
North Hill9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
Seahurst8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.5 minutes later
Shorewood9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
Southern Heights9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
White Center Heights9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.5 minutes later
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This impact will cause a change in bus times. Check out your new bus stop and time using our bus edulog system.

To make this change happen, middle and high school students will begin riding the bus together starting in fall 2018. High school students will be dropped off first, followed by middle school students.

Student safety is our top priority. Middle school students will be directed to sit in the front of the bus and high school students will sit in the back of the bus. Bus drivers have received training to support positive behavior on buses.

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