Highline High School runs on a 6-period day. Students take six classes a day, five days a week with two 18-week terms. On Monday through Thursday students are in class for a total of 55 minutes per class. On Friday, students are in class for 30 minutes per class. They attend an Advisory class once a week for 1 hour per class. A 30-minute lunch period is provided daily.
Students earn 1.0 credit for each year-long class. Some classes are 18 weeks long (one semester) for which students can earn .5 credit. Students can also earn .5 credit per year for Advisory. A total of 6.5 credits can be earned each year. As Juniors and Seniors, students can take College classes through the Running Start Program as well as Career and Technical classes at Puget Sound Skills Center.
An A, B, C, D, P and NC (no + or -) system is used with a 4-point GPA computed cumulatively on a semester basis. GPAs are not weighted, and Class Rank is not calculated.
|Passing or satisfactory credit, but no grade points
Association of Educational School Districts, 2022