Highland High School

2021 Senior Scoop - Edition #1

Message from Mr. Neal

Reese Neal

Assistant Principal, Seniors

Hello, Class of 2021!

COVID may have disrupted the regular flow of school and life to the point that not much is "normal" anymore, but the show must go on, and we want you to know that we're here to help you along the way!

Senior Year - Keys to Success

I know these will likely seem oversimplified and obvious to you, but in order to put yourself in the best possible place for success, I cannot stress enough the importance of executing these simple skills with elite discipline...and as consistently as possible throughout your senior year:

Rise and soar by...

  • being present -attending classes and actively engaging in learning;
  • doing your best - communicating with your teacher, completing your work, and keeping your grades up;
  • and leading the way - setting a positive example for underclassmen through your behavior.

Important Resources and Information

In an effort to better support your progress toward graduation and beyond, we have consolidated all of the important resources you will need into this first edition of the seniors-only newsletter. We will send subsequent editions as the year progresses to ensure you stay informed.

There is A LOT here, so please take some time to read through the information here, click on the links, and please reach out to your teachers, counselor, and/or administrator (that's me!) if you have questions.

Thank you,

-Mr. Neal

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If you haven't filled out the senior survey, this is your chance!

Senior Checklist from the Counseling Department

Valedictorian & Salutatorian Selection Process

Soon after 13.5 week grades have been posted, we will reach out to the top 5% of seniors, notifying these students and their parents of their eligibility to compete for the position of valedictorian or salutatorian. These students will be invited to a December meeting with Mr. Neal, Assistant Principal, and Mr. Valocchi, Department Head of Counseling, to review the Valedictorian/Salutatorian selection criteria and process.

A Word from Jostens...

Hi Seniors,

HHS Class of 2021!

It is now time for you to start celebrating your one and only senior year. Due to Covid 19, we will not be on your campus to take orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, class rings and senior clothing.

Click on the video link and watch the videos. Then click on the link below the videos to place your order for all your Class of 2021 items.

Jostens has a special/limited time offer. Get your free cap and gown with purchase of a class ring (some exclusions apply). Order by deadline - here is how:

  1. Design your ring online
  2. put in your cart
  3. choose your graduation items
  4. put in your cart
  5. THEN - in the cart there is a coupon spot.
  6. Enter: FREECG

Please be sure to forward this on to your parents/guardians. They will be excited to help you with this important event!


Don't delay....Deadline to order is December 1st.

Questions? Call 1-800-Jostens

School Graduation Packet Pickup:

Due to Covid-19 we will not be handing out Information Packets.

All Graduation orders will now be placed online.

If you would like to order in person visit us at:


21023 N. Cave Creek Road

Suite #1

Phoenix, AZ 8502

Monday - Friday / 10:00am - 5:00pm


Cindy Serrano



Contact Highland's Career Resources

Mrs. Ward


Join the College & Career Google Classroom - anuoe3q

Message from the Registrar

How To Request Transcripts

The following information is the procedure when requesting transcripts:

If you are a current senior, please fill out the Transcript Release Form and return it to the registrar's office.

If you are a former graduate in need of your official transcript to be sent to a University/College you must provide the following information:

- full name when you attended HHS

- complete date of birth

- year you graduated

- the name and address of the University/College

** Processing time is 48 business hours.

Parchment.com is also available to send transcripts. Simply create an account and you can then make requests through their website.

**Parchment.com charges a small fee of $3.95 per official transcript and can be sent out within 24-48 hours electronically.

Please note per GPS policy: In order for a transcript to be considered official, it must be mailed directly to the college or institution. Also, HHS does not have copies of diplomas and cannot create a duplicate. If you need to prove that you have graduated, you can use your transcript. Your date of graduation is shown on the transcript.

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