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Changes to Preschool Program for 2020-21 School Year

Due to COVID-19 and based on guidance offered from the Ohio Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Job and Family Services and Governor DeWine, the Highland Schools will be unable to serve any typical peers in our Little Hornets Preschool Program for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.  

New requirements allow for no more than nine students in a preschool classroom due to social distancing guidelines. Unfortunately, these new requirements will completely alter the way in which we operate our preschool program. Currently, our program has 16 students in each classroom -- eight typical peers, eight with special needs. Moving forward, this will no longer be the case.

Public schools are not required to provide preschool for typical students. However, they are required to provide preschool for students with special needs. Our program will need to keep space available to serve our students with special needs. 

We understand that this information is disappointing for some families, but we wanted to offer ample notice so that parents can make other arrangements for their student(s).

HHS Ranked 36th in State (Top 3.9%)

US Best high schools logoAccording to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings released on April 21, Highland High School is ranked 13th out of 129 high schools in the Cleveland Metro area, 36th among Ohio’s 902 high schools and 1,013th out of 17,792 high schools nationally. 

U.S. News evaluated over 24,000 public high schools nationwide, with more than 17,000 schools ranked. The highest ranked public schools are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.