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



Please print and complete both the New Start High School Application, and the Highline Public Schools Enrollment Form. Make sure all pages are completed and signed and include all required supporting documents with the application packet. Return completed application packets to the New Start school office. 

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Please gather and submit the following items to be placed on New Start's waitlist: 

  • Attendance record
  • Discipline record
  • Transcript and grade/credit summary 
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) if applicable
  • Student Essay
  • Highline Public Schools Enrollment Form

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


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


Michael Sita

Office Manager
Parveen Ericksen
School Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Early Release Days
9:00 a.m - 12:15 p.m.

Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.