Highline Public Schools high schools will start later beginning this fall


Print This Post  Email This Post

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.

School Regular Day Early Release Change

High Schools

Evergreen 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 30 minutes later
Highline 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 30 minutes later
Mount Rainier 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 30 minutes later
Tyee 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 30 minutes later

Middle Schools

Cascade 8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. 8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. 5 minutes earlier
Chinook 8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. 8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. 5 minutes earlier
Pacific 8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. 8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. 5 minutes earlier
Sylvester 8:05 a.m. – 2:35 p.m. 8:05 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. 5 minutes earlier

Elementary Schools

Beverly Park 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
Bow Lake 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Cedarhurst 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Des Moines 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
Gregory Heights 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Hazel Valley 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Hilltop 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Parkside 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
Madrona 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Marvista 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
McMicken Heights 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Midway 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
Mount View 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
North Hill 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
Seahurst 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. 8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. 5 minutes later
Shorewood 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
Southern Heights 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
White Center Heights 9:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. 9:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. 5 minutes later
Valley View Early Learning TBD TBD TBD

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.

Print This Post  Email This Post

Comments are closed.