2017 Highlights

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The Highline Schools Foundation was established in 1999 with the purpose of providing community resources to help Highline Public Schools succeed. We believe that by helping to enrich the classroom and school experience, we can engage students to reach a higher level of learning, and the entire community will benefit.

The Foundation is governed by a dedicated group of volunteer Trustees and is the only 501(c)(3) organization supporting all Highline Public Schools. The Foundation strives to be the single point of contact for community members, local and national business, service organizations and other foundations to connect their philanthropic efforts with a single school or the entire district.

Who We Are

We are a group of volunteer citizens who believe in and support the Highline Public Schools: “To create a path to success for every student.” We are committed to gathering resources from our community and beyond, to support this cause.

We help the community and district fulfill their purpose: “That every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.”

We believe in developing sustainable funding resources to support Highline Public School students into the future.

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Programs Showcased at Gold Star Breakfast – 2017: All of the funds raised by Highline Schools Foundation help students and teachers in Highline Public Schools get the resources they need to be successful. The Foundation funds a myriad of needs in Highline—including scholarships, district athletic needs, technology, college and career readiness, early learning initiatives and support for our neediest students and families.

Project PROMise: A Cinderella Story. Project PROMise is a full day event where Highline Public School students in need get the chance to “go shopping” for the perfect prom dress, shoes and accessories – all for free!

Equity Guides Teacher of the Year. The Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards are prestigious honors in our school community, recognizing Highline Public Schools’ best and brightest Teachers, Volunteers, Alumni Staff and Administrators. The Foundation relies on the entire community to bring forward the names of those to be considered for these awards through the Gold Star Award Nomination process.

Graduate! Highline

Graduate! Highline is a community-driven movement that brings parents, educators and citizens together with civic, corporate and philanthropic leaders to drive Highline’s graduation rate to 95%!


Highline Schools Foundation makes an impact on every student in our district, every day, by providing the resources they need to excel. We support Highline Public Schools’ promise, that “every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.”

Kristen Kerns, Highline Schools Foundation 2014 President, interview with Sabrina Register for Comcast Newsmakers. In the interview, Kristen talks about the Foundation, our goals, our plans and how our community can get involved in the exciting work that we are doing.

Corporation Information

Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence
A 501(c)(3) charitable organization
Tax ID #91-2020506

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