School Counselor Update

Highland High School

It's almost time for the 2015-2016 Year

Below is important information and links to everything you need to know to start the school year off right! We look forward to working with you this year.

First Day of School is Wednesday August 12th- 1:50pm dismissal

Don't forget to complete online registration for your students. If you have questions call the main office- 618-654-2106.

Freshman Day

Tuesday, Aug. 4th, 9:30-11am

Highland, IL

This is a great opportunity for the Class of 2019 to meet other freshmen, teachers, principals, school counselors and student ambassador leaders. Freshmen will go on tours of the school, get their questions answered, be able to pick up their semester 1 schedules and may turn in their physical forms. This event is for students only.

For additional questions click on the link:

Student schedules

Students will have access to their Fall 2015 schedule via PowerSchool on August 6th. You may also pick up a printed copy in the HHS office on August 6th from 8:00am-4:00pm.

Students who need a schedule change may make an appointment for August 7th or see a counselor the first 2 days of school. Schedule changes are only allowed if you have an elective you did not request, you have already successfully completed the course or you have an incomplete schedule.

Open House- Back to School Night

Tuesday, Aug. 11th, 5:30-6:30pm

Highland High School

This is your opportunity to meet your teachers and find your locker. Ambassadors will also be available for tours during this time.

ACT sign up available now

Juniors and Seniors who want to sign up to take or re-take the ACT test may do so now.

Registration deadline for the September 12th test is August 7th.

Juniors- we are unsure at this time if the ACT will be offered as part of state testing in the Spring. The ACT test is required by many colleges as part of their admission criteria.

AP scores available online

Students who completed an Advanced Placement exam in May can access their scores via the college board score report website:

You will need your 2015 AP number from your student pack to set up your account.

Seniors- College Applications Available Earlier

Many schools have changed the opening date for applications to August 1st! This is significantly earlier than normal.

Check each individual college website for information on application deadlines.

We will meet with seniors the end of August to discuss the process for completing college and scholarship applications.

Upcoming events

September 2- ASVAB testing

September 19- HHS Homecoming Dance

October 18- College Fair at SLU

October 20- College Fair at SIUE

Highland High School Counselors

Sherry Thomas- last names A-G

Mary Jackson- last names H-Pl

Stacy Brown- last names Po-Z