Big Picture
440 South 186th Street Burien, WA 98148

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A lottery was held on March 1 to select students for our secondary schools that require an application or a program transfer. This includes CHOICE Academy, Big Picture Schools, Highline Virtual Academy, Maritime High School, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program offered at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS).

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High school is right around the corner. Explore your neighborhood school and schools of choice now. Attend an upcoming information session to learn more about schools and programs. Applications for schools of choice open January 1 and close January 31. 

Discover, Explore & Plan Your Future!

Eighth through 12th-grade students are invited to COLLEGECON—a free learning experience for students AND families. On Wednesday, November 17, and Thursday, November 18, the Secondary Success and College Readiness Department will host COLLEGECON for high school students and families. Check which day you should attend!

COVID-19 Vaccine

November 3 Update: Vaccine clinics are currently full. The FDA and CDC approved the COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5-11 years old. We’re hosting multiple vaccination clinics for students ages 5-11 years old starting Tuesday, November 9.

Middle School Teacher

Middle and high school students have access to free live tutoring 24/7 in all academic subjects through Paper tutoring. Students connect with Paper's tutors online through live chat. Get help with homework questions or get feedback on a written assignment. Help is on-demand and unlimited.

Governor Orders Vaccination for All K-12 Employees

Governor Inslee has announced that all K-12 school employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. This means all Highline Public Schools staff must show proof of vaccination or a medical or religious exemption by October 18..

COVID 19 test

To maintain the health and safety of our students, we are offering additional protocols beyond masking and social distancing which will allow safe participation in summer school and athletic programs. Starting July 12, we will offer weekly COVID-19 tests for students participating in summer school at Mount Rainier High School (MRHS) and students participating in summer athletics programming. 

Summer Office Hours

June 21-30, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

July 1 - August  12, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please call 206-631-7700 to schedule an in person appointment.

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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