Counseling Center

 

Welcome to the Counseling Center where our counselors and staff are working hard to help students prepare for graduation and life after high school. Below are resources that will assist you and your student in planning for graduation from Highland High School and BEYOND!

 

 

IB INFORMATION - updated on June 6, 2018.

The Highland IB Handbook contains important information about what classes Highland offers in its 'one track' to diploma program. Click here HHS IB Handbook to download.

Freshmen Pre-IB students enrolled in Honors Language Arts 9 will NOT have a summer reading assignment this year.

If you would like information about the IB Program and how to apply, please contact kyle.bracken@slcschools.org or marylane.grisley@slcschools.org. The application for IB is available here- IB Application.

 

We are full for the 2018-19 school year for incoming Freshmen, but we are still accepting applications and placing students on a wait list according to the day the application is received. Please return the COMPLETED application to Highland High School's Counseling Office or Main Office. You will be notified of your acceptance in the fall, or you will be invited to our first IB Information Night on Nov. 8, 2018.

 

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING CALENDAR 2017-2018:

 

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation Requirements (fill-in sheet)
  • HONORS DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS for class of 2018 and 2019:
    • 5 Honors, Concurrent or AP courses taken and passed in 4 years at HHS, 2 of which need to be AP.
    • Must have taken and passed 2 consecutive years of a World Language.
    • Must have taken and passed 2.0 credits of Fin Art.
    • Must have a cummulative GPA of 3.6 or higher.
  • HONORS DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS for class of 2020 and beyond:
    • 16 Honors courses taken and passed in 4 years at Highland HS, 3 of which need to be AP or IB.
    • Must have a cummulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    • Must have taken and passed 2 consecutive years of a World Language. (Level III or higher World Language classes count as Honors.)
 

IMPORTANT SENIOR INFORMATION

 

ONLINE OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS

  • Online options at https://www.schools.utah.gov/edonline. Choosing to do online courses can reduce the number of classes and credits you can take at Highland HS.

 

TESTING

ACT & SAT Test Dates 2017 - 2018

 

ACT PREP

ACT Practice Test Websites

Haloti Ngata Foundation ACT Class at Highland

    • Next Class - TBA
    • Mondays for 6 sessions
    • CLASSES FILL UP FAST!
    • Pay $5.00 to the treasurer to sign up OR go to www.myschoolfees.com. Paying the $5 gets you into the class.
    • Contact Karrie Jarratt at karrie.jarratt@slcschools.org for more information on when the next class begins.
 

SCHOOL PROFILE

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE - 2017 - 2018

 

WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

 

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

 

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

PLAYING COLLEGE SPORTS

 

CAREER PLANNING

 

MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS & HELPFUL INFORMATION

SAFE UT HOTLINE (CRISISLINE)... 1-800-273-8255


MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOLARSHIP OFFICE:

Many scholarships, both academic and vocational, are available to students who qualify. While donors of these grants are interested in students who have achieved scholastic excellence, they also look closely at those who exhibit good citizenship, qualities of leadership, and development of individual talents. Students interested in scholarships should contact their counselor or the Scholarship Coordinator in E106. Students may also write to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office of any particular college. Senior students should be aware of early application deadlines. There are many scholarships for non-seniors. Please check the list below for scholarships expiring soon.

SCHOLARSHIP BULLETINS 2017 - 2018

May

 

Utah Scholars Recognition Application for Seniors

Seniors: to earn the Utah Scholars Recognition certificate and medallion, you will need to apply through the Step Up To Higher Education website. https://stepuputah.com/utah-scholars-recognition-application/


Complete the grade-by- grade checklists and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The application opens November 1 and closes March 1.

The Utah Scholars Recognition Application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Throughout the school year we have been messaging seniors about the changes via email, newsletter, social media and text messaging and encouraging them to apply. If you are able we would love your help in promoting this application. Below are some suggested ways on how to promote the Utah Scholars Recognition.

Please keep in mind that while Utah Scholars Recognition is important, it is not a scholarship and does not carry a monetary award.