School Counselor Update

Highland High School- November 2016

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 2017-2018 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. 28. Students will complete their course request form, get a parent signature and turn them in by Friday December 2nd.

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

ACT profile

http://www.actprofile.org is a great tool for college and career exploration. Students who create an account can complete interest inventories, search majors, colleges and compare schools. Students who create accounts can also connect with their HHS Counselors.


This information is helpful with making senior course selections to ensure college admission requirements are met.

Junior College and Career Appointment Recap

* Think about your future- create your act profile account and take an interest inventory.

*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 follow this link to the packet. https://drive.google.com/a/highlandcusd5.org/file/d/0BzfxW7IVEdpkRTBDMUNTZFFHbEU/view

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

SAT Testing

Juniors will be taking the SAT as part of State testing in April. They each created college board accounts recently- this account can be used for Khan Academy practice and to see and send scores. http://www.collegeboard.org

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 8th to test on February 6th.

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

College Changes Everything Month

Thank you to all our students who participated in our 1st College Changes Everything Month activities. Congrats to our raffle winners. Special thanks to Urban Farmhouse and the Lory Theater for their prize donations.

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. 11th- Veterans Day- No School

Nov. 23-25- No School Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 28th- School board meeting- Counselors will be presenting

Nov. 28th -December 2nd- Class of 2018 registration

Dec. 19th- 21st- Final Exams

Jan- Class of 2019, 2020 and 2021 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