Author: Highline Schools Foundation
Since 1999, the Highline Schools Foundation has been supporting innovation and excellence in Highline Public Schools. Our funding priorities focus on programs to improve academic achievement, supporting college and career readiness, grants to teachers for engaging classroom projects, the arts, athletics, and programs that keep students in school and productive. Highline is a district full of need and opportunity. The Highline Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to all schools in our district—our goal is to help as many students as possible be successful!

Foundation Programs Supporting Students

The Highline Schools Foundation plays a critical role for Highline Public Schools—we provide our students with the resources they need to succeed in school. From classroom supplies to sports equipment, from field trips to scholarships, the Highline Schools Foundation raises

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Excel Grant Stories – Field Trips

The U.S. Travel Association recently conducted a study with 400 adults (balanced for gender, age, race and income), half of which had taken a learning trip in their youth, the other half had not. The study found that, regardless of

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Impact Grant: Bots Build Brains

All students in Elizabeth Nelson’s semester 2 classes were able to use the 30 newly purchased Lego Mindstorm EV3s. In groups, the students built robots and then programmed them to solve challenges. Chinook staff created several partnerships as a result

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Highline Schools Foundation College Scholarships Awarded

Highline Schools Foundation announced nearly $200,000 in scholarship awards to students enrolled in Highline Public Schools. The Highline Schools Foundation strives to be a bridge to opportunity for Highline Public School students. One of the many ways the Foundation makes

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Excel Grant Stories – PBIS

Building a Positive School Culture at Pacific Middle School Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports are a school wide effort to encourage positive behavior and discourage negative behavior. HPS has made a huge push for PBIS in all of our schools.

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The ART of Community

We definitely were able to accomplish what we set out to do – from beginning to end. At the start, we introduced the project with a Skype call from the artist in New York. This inspired our 6th grade students

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Excel Grant Stories – Technology

One way the Foundation supports the HPS district’s Strategic Plan where every student in the class of 2026 will graduate tech-savvy and tech-literate is through our annual Excel Grants. The Foundation’s Excel Grant program was created to support classroom innovation

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Excel Grant Stories – STEM

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. … By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it

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Excel Grant Stories – The Arts

Over the past several years, there has been a trend of schools cutting the arts from their curriculum. Music, art, theater—gone for so many. Because the Highline Public Schools Board recognizes that arts education (defined as dance, music, theater, and

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Excel Grant Stories – Books

We know that getting young people hooked on reading is critical. A recent study by Sam Houston State University show strong connections between reading for pleasure & academic success. It showed that high school juniors who engaged in reading for

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