School Counselor Update

Highland High School- November 2017

Semester 2 schedules

At this time Semester 2 schedules are not complete- classes are still being balanced. Student schedules will be complete and accessible via PowerSchool in late December. Listen to daily announcements for more information.

Schedule changes will take place the first 3 days of the semester only.

Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

As November comes to an end, registration for next school year begins. Counselors will be meeting with current juniors during US History courses the week of Nov. 27. Students will complete their course request form, get a parent signature and turn them in by Friday December 1st.

We will meet with current sophomores, freshman and 8th graders after the winter holiday break. More information will follow.

Junior College and Career Appointment Recap

* Think about your future- take an interest inventory, utilize bigfuture.org for future planning.

*Consider college- what type of school and degree program you need

*Compare colleges and plan college visits. Collect information on admission requirements.


For additional information use the links on our website: http://hs.highlandcusd5.org/home/counseling-department

Seniors- College Application deadlines approaching

College applications need to be completed and submitted ASAP. Don't forget to request your transcript after you have completed your online application- use the link below or come see us.


Click the red "Request a Transcript" button:

http://hs.highlandcusd5.org/home/counseling-department

PSAT/ SAT Testing

State testing will be taking place in April. Juniors will take the SAT. Freshman and sophomores will take the PSAT- a practice SAT test. Students can create college board accounts to use Khan Academy for practice. http://www.collegeboard.org


These accounts will be used to see and send scores later. Please keep track of username and password- we do not have access to those.

ACT testing

The ACT is important in determining the types of colleges in which a student will have the best chance for gaining admission. It is also one component of a students college application.

For testing dates, registration deadlines and more information visit http://www.actstudent.org


The deadline for registration is January 12th to test on February 10th.

Exam information

Semester 1 final exams will take place on Dec. 19th, 20th, and 21st. Students should contact their individual teachers to determine exemptions.


Semester Exams count for 20% of a students semester grade.


Dec. 19th- Final exams periods 1, 2 and 3

Dec. 20th- Final exams periods 4 and 5

Dec. 21st- Final exams periods 6 and 7

SWIC Running Start

Current Sophomores and Juniors may participate in the SWIC Running start program next year. For more information please visit http://www.swic.edu/running-start/


Before entering, a Junior should have passed the following courses at HHS: English- 2 credits; Geometry-1 credit; Algebra 2- 1 credit; Health- .5 credit, Science- 2 credits, and World History- 1 credit.

A Senior should have passed everything listed above as well as US History- 1 credit; Math- 1 credit (3 total), English- 1 credit (3 total).


More information about signing up will be given out in the spring. Contact your HHS School Counselor if interested.

Mark your calendar

Nov. 22-24- No School Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 27th -December 1st- Class of 2019 registration

Dec. 1st- SLU1818 tuition payment due to SLU

Dec. 18th- S2 schedules handed out

Dec. 19th- 21st- Final Exams

Jan- Class of 2020, 2021 and 2022 registration

Highland HS Counselors

Last names A-He: Mrs. Amber Spaeth

Last names Hi-O: Mrs. Mary Jackson

Last names P-Z: Mrs. Carrie Lieberman