New Start High School
614 SW 120th Street Burien, WA 98146

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Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Start High School
614 SW 120th Street Burien, WA 98146

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School Mission

The New Start Mission is to provide students and families high-quality learning options in creative academic structures that are personalized and flexible to meet the academic needs and dreams of every child and family we serve.

Program Description

New Start High School is an exciting, small learning community preparing students for College, Career, and Citizenship. New Start is a personalized environment that focuses on surrounding every student with caring adult staff, local service agencies, and community organizations.

Program Structure

New Start provides an alternative educational experience for students who have experienced challenges in the traditional system. Some of the key components of the program are:

  • Six, 6- to 7-week sessions.
  • Multiple entry points throughout the year.
  • Independent learning contracts that allow students to earn additional credits.
  • Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS).
  • Personalized support through Advisory program.
  • Graduation requirements follow the school district’s standards.

Program Goals

TO PROVIDE a meaningful learning experience for students while recovering or advancing in credits leading toward a high school graduation.

TO PREPARE students for College, Career, and Citizenship.

TO INSPIRE curiosity and a desire to continue learning throughout life for all of our students.

TO PERSONALIZE by wrapping around each student with many caring adults and support services to ensure academic and social achievement for every child.

TO ENGAGE the community in partnership to further support, give positive educational experiences to all students, and educate