Big Picture
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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Welcome to Big Picture

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Big Picture is a School of Choice!

Learn more about Big Picture and the admissions process.


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We are excited to share that Fred Butts has been selected as the new principal at Big Picture Schools for the 2023-24 school year.

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Big Picture School Principal Jeff Petty has announced that he will be leaving Highline at the end of this school year. We thank Jeff for his service to students and families at Big Picture for the past three years. Big Picture students, families, and staff are asked for input to assist in identifying the next principal.

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Do you have what you need to understand your student's grades and learning? We are seeking feedback from families of middle and high school students. Take 60 seconds to answer seven questions about your student's learning.

Career Showcase at ShoWare

Juniors and Seniors: Sign up to attend the Career Showcase at ShoWare to learn about career opportunities with over 75 companies. Bring your resume! 

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Highline also offers Schools of Choice, a variety of school and program options, each with a specialized focus to meet student interest and need. The application window for secondary schools of choice is open now and runs through January 31. See information night details.

8th Grade Experience

The 8th Grade Experience is an early college awareness exploration event hosted in partnership with the University of Washington Seattle on December 13 and 14.

Our Mission

Big Picture Schools uses internships, apprenticeships and rigorous, interest-based projects to immerse students in work they are passionate about to develop the skills, habits and knowledge to succeed in higher education, overcome obstacles to their wellbeing, and contribute positively to their communities. 

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