Latest News ~
R-Word Campaign Underway at HHS
The R-Word Campaign advocates the end of the use of the word "retard(ed)" in our everyday speech. This word is hurtful and dehumanizing to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. The goal is to promote language that respects the dignity of all people.
Please help Highland launch its own R-Word Campaign pledge day on March 4, 2015. Your donations will go towards t-shirts and ribbons for the student body, banners for the student who pledge to sign, and the overall support of a great cause.
Please send any donations to Molly Pellerite, Guidance Counselor, 4150 Ridge Rd., Medina OH 44256, no later than February 6.
Fundraiser to support HHS After Prom
Come into the Fairlawn Chipotle on Monday, February 16, from 4-8 p.m. to help support HHS After Prom. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Highland High School After Prom.
HHS College Readiness Highest in Past 5 Years
The College Readiness letter for Highland High School was released on August 20. The report reflects the achievement of Highland graduates on the ACT over time and an indication of the extent to which they are prepared for college-level work. This report also summarizes the Five-Year trends for our average ACT scores. The 2014 results are the highest in the last five years in each of the six categories: Total Tested, English, Math, Reading, Science, Composition, and Composite. In fact, beginning with the graduating Class of 2012, our students have trended upward each year in each category. HHS College Readiness Letter 2014
Meet with a College Now Rep
Laura Boswell, College Now Advisor, Laura Boswell, will be available on the following dates to assist Highland High School seniors fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile (if needed); explore available financial aid resources for college, which can include scholarships, loans, work study and private sources of money; interpret financial aid award letters; provide fee waivers for ACT/SAT tests and college application fee waivers if the family meets College Now financial guidelines or qualify for free/reduced lunch; and recommend students for scholarships administered by College Now. Recommended students must be Pell eligible and meet GPA and ACT/SAT test score guidelines. This service is provided to Highland parents and students through a grant from The Highland Foundation. The meetings will be held at HHS in Room 202.
- February 3 (FAFSA Night), 17
- March 3, 17
- April 14
To schedule an appointment, please contact Mrs. Boswell at 216-408-1452 or via email at . For further information, please contact Mrs. Claudia Johnson, HHS Guidance Counselor, at 330-239-1901, Ext. 5212.
Highland High School Ranked Among Top Schools
Highland High School has once again been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best high schools in Ohio and a top high school in the nation for 2014 through their annual Best High School Rankings. Highland High School has earned a Silver Medal and an impressive ranking of 59 in Ohio out of 832 high schools and 1,238 out of 19,400 high schools in the nation. The Best High Schools rankings, which are available online only, are produced in conjunction with the American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. U.S. News has published detailed information on more than 19,400 public high schools, including school-specific data on enrollment, ethnicity, location, school type and results of state assessment proficiency tests and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. Using some of these data and a comprehensive methodology, the schools were given a College Readiness Index score, with the top-scoring 4,707 schools receiving a gold, silver or bronze medal and - in the case of gold and silver schools - a numerical ranking. Of the numerous Ohio schools ranked in 2014 among the U.S. News Best High Schools, 22 were awarded gold medals, 93 earned silver medals and 129 received bronze medals. For more information, please go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools