17-18 Performance Report

School Information

Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 115
Facility: New Start occupies a building on the Salmon Creek site. The facilities were built in 1955 and 1957.

Highlights for 2017-18

Integration - Learning Center growth and integration with New Start on Salmon Creek Campus.

Recovery Options for All - Inclusive and differentiated independent study and credit recovery options. Exceeded expectations for credits earned and recovered for students on IEP’s.

Community Supports School - Community engaged in the school through our growing advisory board of elected officials and school board membership.

Student Growth & Leadership - More students involved in school leadership activities and event development, yielded higher parent and community involvement.

Positive Behavior Supports - Students responded to Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) Incentives and shark tickets.

Accountability for Learning - Increased student accountability for behavior and academics through a viable Academic Watch program based in restorative practice.

Associated Student Body - Student driven ASB established. Held our first prom ever!

College - College going success through increasing numbers of students filling out the FAFSA, college applications, acceptances, scholarships and SAT takers.

Career - More students completing internships, community service, job shadows and work-based learning.

The Garden - New Start Community Shark Garden is a fully established non-profit community garden with community member leadership. This is the first year of “Shark Garden” curricula such as non-profit business, outdoor recreation, landscape design and urban agriculture was integrated into the entire year master schedule.

Biliterate Success - More students earned credit and recognition for language proficiency in their native language.

Plans for 2018-19

Highline Strategic Plan - Refresh with foundations in equity, instruction, relationships and support

Restorative Practices - Continuing a multi-year implementation of restorative practices to support a campus culture of restoration. Targets, Indicators and rubrics developed to measure implementation action.

College & Career - Increased College and Career events tied to internships, work-based learning and authentic learning experiences connected through the growing community garden and non-profit business leadership.

Family Engagement - Increased family engagement using restorative and culturally responsive practices. Student developed events.

Professional Development - Staff growth through trauma informed consistent campus practices including classroom instruction, restorative justice, Social Emotional Learning and model community engagement through staff charters and teacher agreements schoolwide.

Instruction - Refocusing and establishing an Instructional Leadership Team (IPT) to oversee implementation of Standards Based Instruction.

Inclusion - Continuing inclusive independent studies and credit recovery options accessible to all students.

Expansion - Expand into new campus classrooms for development of master schedule to support core 24 graduation requirements. Arts, World Language and increased core content.

Career & Technical Education (CTE) - Continued CTE growth including non-profit business management, urban gardening and outdoor recreation leadership based on the ongoing success of the New Start Community Garden and Advisory Board.

Community Advisory and Connections - Salmon Creek Campus will continue to work with a community advisory board to better connect and build a supportive network of resources, experience and knowledge for our students.

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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