The Visual and Performing Arts are a vital part of the core education experience in the Highline School District, which serves approximately 18,000 students Kindergarten through Grade 12 in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park, and White Center.  The district has 39 schools, employs over 2,000 staff members, and offers a wide variety of educational opportunities from early childhood to college preparation.