School Counselor Update

Highland High School

Course Name Changes

Soon you may notice that course names or titles change in PowerSchool. This is in response to legislation (Section 504 and Title II) and student transcript reports. The change is in name only- course level and rigor will remain.

Semester 2 Schedules

We plan to have final Semester 2 schedules available on PowerSchool starting December 13th. Students will also be able to pick up a printed copy during lunch.

Schedule changes will take place the first 3 days of the semester. Changes are only for students who have a hole in their schedule, a class they have already taken or a level change where parent and teacher have discussed and approved.


Class of 2018- We will meet with these students during the week of Nov. 28th. Request forms including a parent signature will be due on Friday Dec. 2nd.

Class of 2019- We will meet with these students during the week of Jan. 9th. Request forms including parent signature will be due on Friday Jan. 13th

Class of 2020- We will meet with these students during the week of Jan. 16th. Request forms including parent signature will be due Friday Jan. 20th

ACT Profile 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.

It's never to early to start researching college and career possibilities.

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

SAT testing and prep

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.

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

Mark your calendar

Jan. 4th- Semester 2 begins

Jan 13th- Class of 2019 Signed Registration Forms due

Jan 11th- 8th grade parent night

Jan 20th- Class of 2020 Signed Registration Forms due

Feb 26th- SWIC College Fair

February- Advanced Placement Test sign up

Highland HS School Counselors

Last names A-He: Mrs. Amber Spaeth

Last names Hi-O: Mrs. Mary Jackson

Last names P-Z: Mrs. Carrie Lieberman