17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: 7-12
Facility: Big Picture Schools are located at the Manhattan site, which was originally built in 1960.

Highlights for 2017-18

  • All graduates had a post-high school plan that included higher education
  • Increased alignment 7-12 of Big Picture practices
  • Middle school implemented successful apprenticeship program
  • More than 33,000 internship hours logged by Big Picture students
  • Co-created rubrics used to evaluate rigor and quality of internships and projects
  • Increased percentage of 7th grade students meeting mastery in SBA ELA
  • Increase in number of high school students taking higher level math courses through Running Start
  • Junior student chosen to perform feminist rap at the musical Hamilton
  • Middle school received a grant for bike repair tools – hands-on learning!
  • Middle school students successfully completed monthly service learning to give back to their community
  • Big Picture seniors received more than $300,000 in scholarship money for post-secondary education.

Plans for 2018-19

  • Working with a Big Picture Design Team to plan for 6th grade transition
  • Preparing for 6th grade transition
  • Implementing new math curriculum in grades 9-12
  • Continuing to develop math mastery through confident mathematical mindsets and group worthy tasks
  • Partnering with Arts Corp and WITS to strengthen equitable approaches to academics
  • Increasing the rigor and quality of projects based on interests and internships
  • Deepening of learning plan development that invite assets of student culture and language
  • Continuing Restorative Practices for students and staff
  • Ongoing focus on college and career access through partnerships with college access support organizations and post-secondary educational institutions 
  • Providing academic support services in advisory periods

Invitation to Participate

Invitation to Participate

At Highline Public Schools, one of our four pillars in the district's strategic plan is parent and family engagement. In order to reach our strategic plan goals we will form partnerships with parents and families. Families and community members are encouraged to participate in school activities and in educating students in school, at home and in the community.

How District Funds are Invested

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Source: Actual 2017-18 expenditures as of August 2018.

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