Counseling Department

Counseling Department Staff

Jackson, Mary - 
Student Services Department Chair 
Counselor last names Hi-O

Email -


Carrie Lieberman-

Counselor for last names P-Z

Email -

Spaeth, Amber -

Counselor last names A-He

Email -

Wiegman, Sarah

School Counseling Secretary/Media Assistant


Save The Date

Parent Night Dates:

College Visits: (Lunchtime)
Tuesday, Sept. 4:  U.S. Army
Wednesday, Sept. 5:  Army National Guard
Thursday, Sept. 6:  SIUE
Friday, Sept. 7:  McKendree
Thursday, Sept. 13:  SWIC
Tuesday, Sept. 18:  Navy
Wednesday, Sept. 19:  Quincy
Thursday, Sept. 20:  Lindenwood
Monday, Sept. 24:  MacMurray

ASVAB Test Date
Thursday, Sept. 6

PSAT/NMSQT - Juniors Only
Registration deadline:  Friday, Sept. 7
Test Date:  Wednesday, Oct. 10

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. at HHS

College Fair Dates:

HVAC Career Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
address:  Orlando's South County Event Center
4300 Hoffmeister Ave., St. Louis, MO 63125
Registration is open at  If you have any questions, you can reach me in the office at 314.899.0751, or by email at

St. Louis University (SLU) National College Fair:
Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
address:  221 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) Regional College Fair:
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
address:  Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom on campus
The fair gives prospective college students and their parents the ability to meet with college representatives from more than 90 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities.  Financial aid representatives will also be on hand to answer questions.

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the following credit and course requirements to receive a diploma from Highland High School:

Students need the following credits to graduate: 25 credits

Graduation requirements are listed below.

  • 4.0 English Credits, including English I, II, and III
  • 3.0 Math Credits (Illinois law requires 3 years of Math, including Algebra and Geometry)
  • 2.0 Science Credits
  • 1.0 U.S. History Credit, including passing the US and IL Constitution Tests
  • 1.0 World History Credit

  • 1.0 Credit chosen from any of the following: Art, Music, Foreign Language, or Vocational Education
  • 0.5 Health Credit

  • 0.5 Civics Credit (for class of 2020 and beyond)
  • One of the following courses to meet Illinois' Consumer Education requirement:
    • 0.5 Credit: Consumer Ed
    • 0.5 Credit: Personal Finance (junior or senior) 
    • 0.5 Credit: Economics
    • 0.5 Credit: AP Economics (senior)
    • 1.0 Credit: Agriculture Business Management (senior)
  • PE
  • Electives (your choice)