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Counseling Department

Counseling Department Staff

Jackson, Mary - 
Student Services Department Chair 
Counselor last names Hi-O
Ambassador Sponsor
Student Assistance Team Member
Dual Credit Program Coordinator
Homebound Coordinator

Email - mjackson@highlandcusd5.org


Carrie Lieberman-

Counselor for last names P-Z
Ambassador Sponsor

Email - clieberman@highlandcusd5.org

Spaeth, Amber -

Counselor last names A-He
Ambassador Sponsor
Advanced Placement (AP) Coordinator

Email - aspaeth@highlandcusd5.org

Wiegman, Sarah

School Counseling Secretary/Media Assistant

Email swiegman@highlandcusd5.org

Parent Nights and College Fairs

Parent Night Dates:

Freshman Day:  Tuesday Aug. 8, 2017.  9:30 - 11 a.m. at HHS

HHS Open House: Tuesday August 15, 2017.  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at HHS

College Admissions Program:  Tuesday Aug. 29, 2017.  6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at HHS.

ASVAB Test Date:  Thursday Sept. 7, 2017 7:35am-12 in Kennel.

FAFSA Financial Aid Overview Night :  Wed Sept 20, 2017.  6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at HHS.

8th Grade Parent Night:  Wednesday January 10, 2018. 6:30 - 8 p.m. at HHS.

College Fair Dates:

St. Louis University (SLU) National College Fair: 
Sunday Oct. 22, 2017  from 1
p.m. - 4 p.m. 
address:  221 N Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO 63103, United States
Saint Louis, USA.  http://10times.com/stlouis-national-college

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE) Regional College Fair:
Tuesday Oct 24, 2017  from 6 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.  http://www.siue.edu/admissions/ircf-participants.shtml

Southwestern Illinois College Regional College Fair:
Sunday, February 25, 2018 (tentative date).  from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
address:  Belleville Campus Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL, 62221
High School students can meet with more than 100 colleges and universities and attend financial aid and transfer planning workshops.


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)