Highline High School runs on a six-period day. Students take six classes a day five days a week with two 18-week terms. They also attend an Advisory class three times a week for 20 minutes per class. On Mondays students are in class for a total of 55 minutes per class. Tuesday-Thursday students are in class for a total of 50 minutes per class. On Fridays students are in class for 40 minutes 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 receive a .5 credit. Students can also earn .25 credit per year for Advisory. A total of 6.25 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.
The traditional A, B, C, D, F system is used with a 4-point GPA computed cumulatively on a semester basis. GPAs are not weighted.
Association of Educational School Districts, 2015