Frequently Asked Questions
HHS School Counselors- updated 3/1/2016
What is a GPA?
*The student with the highest GPA is #1 in that class; all others follow.
*Both GPA and rank are important factors in college admissions and many scholarship decisions.
How are classes weighted, and what exactly does that mean?
How do I earn credits?
Do I have to take a foreign language to graduate from high school?
How do I get help if I want to know more about career planning?
Why should I study?
What should I do at the first sign of trouble with classes, schoolwork, homework or tests?
- Make an appointment to talk with your teacher.
- Ask your teacher for clarification.
- Be in class, on time, every day.
- Cut back on work hours if you have an out-of-school job.
- Get the name and number of someone in your class.
- Turn in EVERY homework assignment!
- Ask your counselor for suggestions on study skills.
- Find out what resources are available at school and in your community, such as tutoring and homework help.
- Teach your lesson to someone else.
Civics- a new graduation requirement
4 credits English
3 credits Math
2 credits Science
1 credit World History
1 credit US History
.5 credit Consumer Education
1 credit Fine Arts/Vocational/Foreign Language
.5 credit Civics
Total credits earned needs to be 25 or higher
Building your Resume starts now!
Do I need a physical for high school?
Student athletes may want to wait until June 1 so they are eligible for all sports for freshman year. Athletes need additional physicals annually.
Physical forms should be turned in to the HHS office before any sport practice begins or the first day of school. The office is open throughout June and August.
What immunizations are required to attend HHS?
- a second dose of Chicken Pox (Varicella)