On behalf of administrators, faculty, and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year at Highland High School, home of the mighty Bulldogs! We are excited to start the year with the first attendance day beginning August 15th.

HHS, located 30 miles northeast of St. Louis, houses nearly 1,000 students, 60 certified faculty, and 30 support staff. Students experience a traditional 7 period class schedule with a daily focused tutor time (FTT) to complete homework, prepare for assessments, or to get assistance from teachers.

Highland High School offers a diverse and rigorous curriculum that promotes college and career readiness. We have 10 core departments that include English, math, science, social studies, PE, fine arts, vocational, foreign language, counseling, and special education. Beyond our core curriculum, offerings include 10 dual credit college classes, 11 Advanced Placement classes, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), FACS

(Family and Consumer Science), and PTLW classes (Project Lead The Way), numerous vocationional offerings, and multiple fine and visual arts classes. Students are also encouraged choose from a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and IHSA extra-curricular opportunities as part of their school experience.

We believe that education is a collaborative process that incorporates efforts from students, parents, faculty and the community. We do our best to make sure that every student who attends HHS has the opportunity to learn and grow in a positive environment. Faculty and staff do their best to establish positive connections with students helping them to reach their goals and dreams. We also work hard to create a healthy culture within our school that supports teaching, learning, and real world experiences for all.

The high school is proud to be recognized by US News and World Reports as one of the top 100 schools in Illinois. The Highland CUSD #5 mission is to “inspire and empower life-long learners.” We continue to work toward our goal of “Excellence in Education Every Day.”

With that in mind, our door is always open. Please feel free to email me at cbecker@highlandcusd5.org or call 618-654-7131. You can also stop by the office to see our wonderful school. We are looking forward to an amazing 2018-19 school year!

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Chris A. Becker
PrincipalHighland High School