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Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Puget Sound Skills Center
18010 8th Avenue South Burien, WA 98148

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Welcome to Puget Sound Skills Center

Check out our PSSC video to learn more about our school and what we have to offer. 

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Apply to Puget Sound Skills Center!

Applications now open for the 2022-2023 school year! 

Current sophomores and juniors should apply now before classes fill!

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Our student-run restaurant is now open to the public.  

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Each year, families are required to verify student emergency information and submit updated health information. This ensures we have a current home address, phone number, emergency contact and health information on file. All of these items help us keep students safe while at school. 

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We have a few open seats on our community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). Add your name to the lottery by Monday, September 26 at 9:00 a.m. if you live in Highline and are serious about helping prioritize 10 older schools for future bonds.

Local Ingredients + Scratch Made = School Lunches

School meals today look a lot different than they did when many of us attended school. Our school kitchen staff prioritize local ingredients and scratch cooking when possible. And, they work hard to create recipes that reflect the many cultures our students represent. 

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We're back! Classrooms are buzzing with excitement as the 2022-23 school year officially kicks off. We have a lot to celebrate this year as we welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Ivan Duran. Watch this video to learn more about our new superintendent and why he chose to work in Highline. 

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Are you a Highline Public Schools alum? Join our Alumni Network and help our students follow in your footsteps, introduce them to a career path, help them refine their professional skills and share your pathway. 

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Join a curriculum adoption committee for the 2022-23 school year. In addition to continuing the adoption process for 6-12 music, K-8 science and upper-level math, new committees are being formed for a biology and health curriculum adoption. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on September 16.

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With the new school year around the corner, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our new superintendent, Dr. Ivan Duran, to the Highline team. To help you get to know Dr. Duran, we invite you to watch this story. 

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We want you to be ready for the start of the school year. Here are nine things to do as you get ready for the first day of school. 

Dr. Ivan Duran

It is a great honor to begin my role as your new superintendent. The opportunity to serve Highline’s students, staff, families, and community is a source of great joy, excitement, and optimism. Thank you again to our school board for its confidence in my leadership. I am also extremely grateful for the tremendous legacy of excellence created by the school board, Dr. Enfield, and the district’s leadership, educators, staff, and community.

Our Mission

Preparing our students with skills and knowledge for success in college, career and citizenship.

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