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Today: 8/1/14


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Immunization Requirements for School
State law requires that for unconditional admission to school, all students under 18 shall be fully immunized according to requirements of the California Department of Health Services (Ed.Code 49403 and 48216, District Policy 5141.31). See attachm... Continue
Posted by: Zenobia Gerald
Published: 7/28/14

Congratulations to the Class of 2014
There were nine graduation ceremonies in Twin Rivers, encompassing 1,330 graduates and they have earned their moment in the spotlight. Click to access the slideshows. Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 7/1/14

Watch our progress!
Expect a busy summer in Twin Rivers. The district will spend $7.6 million on a massive heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) project at Grant Union High School and Harmon Johnson Elementary School. The work will begin when school is out... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 6/2/14

Alma Mater

All hail to our highlands

Our colors red and blue

Stand as a symbol,

Of our love for you.

All hail to our highlands,

To thee we'll e'er be true.

We'll watch o'er and keep thee,

All hail,all hail.


Schedule Pick-Up Days - Wednesday, August 6th (9th & 10th Grades) and Thursday, August 7th (11th and 12th Grades)

Wednesday, August 6th and Thursday, August 7th are schedule pick-up days.  Both days, students can plan to accomplish the following tasks:

1. Drop off all completed and signed registration forms including emergency contact information, if you haven't already done so.  Registration paperwork is required before a schedule can be picked up -- please visit the Counseling Office now for a packet!

2.  Pick up their class schedule at the time of registration

3.  Schedule an appointment with a counselor for corrections on their schedules, if needed.

4.  Pick up their textbooks from the Library

5.  Take school picture and receive school ID card as students are required to have a school ID.

The goal is to have instruction and learning the first day of the school year by taking care of necessary procedures before classes begin.  School begins on Thursday, August 14th, 2014.  We hope you can make it to the schedule pick up to make this process successful.  Please review the schedule below as each day will have different grade levels in attendance.


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6th:  9th and 10th



THURSDAY, AUGUST 7th:  11th and 12th



*Remember to come ready to have your picture taken for your school ID on your schedule pick-up day!

Please note:  The Counseling Office will be CLOSED both of these days from 12:00PM - 1:00PM.

If you should have any questions, please call the counseling office at 916-566-3465 x64309.  We hope you have a had a wonderful Summer break!

Mission Statement

Highlands High School achieves excellence by providing a nurturing community to stimulate motivation and creativity in an environment that builds integrity, independence, and productive citizens.

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Highlands Programs and Highlights

  • Project Lead the Way
  • Engineering Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Environmental Technology Academy-partnered with UC Davis 
  • AVID
  • Digital Photography
  • Drama/Spoken Word
  • Digital Music Production
  • Ceramics
  • Art/Advanced Art
  • Woodshop (Guitar making)
  • Academic Decathlon
  • UC Davis Educational Talent Search

Project Lead the Way


Highlands Scots Athletics:

  • Football team played in the section finals, was the division six runner up 2011, 2012
  • Cross Country Team has won the league for six years in a row
  • Basketball won their league two of the last three years 2009-2010 & 2010-2011
  • Boys soccer made section playoffs 2010-2011
  • Five Highlands coaches were voted coaches of the year
  • Boys track has won five league championships in a row


  • Academic Decathlon - placed 8th in Sacramento County
  • Site focus on Marzano and AVID instructional strategies          


  • BEST - Building Effective Schools Together
  • PLTW -  Project Lead the Way : Biomedical and Engineering
  • Audio and Digital Music Production
  • Digital Photography

Parent Center

Parent Resource Center Coordinator: Veronica Matos

(Coordinadora del Centro de Padres)

Room: G5 (Salón: G5)

Phone: (916) 566-3465 ext. 66149

Email: veronica.matos@twinriversusd.org

Quick Contacts

School Contact Information:

School Phone: (916) 566 - 3465           

School Fax: (916) 566 - 7811

Webmaster: james.leu@twinriversusd.org


WHDM, Highlands Digital Media is the official Internet radio station from Highlands High School. We offer Podcasts, Videocasts, Editorials, News Stories, Videos and Music. OUR OFFICIAL SITE IS www.http://www.hhsdm.com/


Principal: Darryl Hawthrone

Vice Principal: Heather Westerman

Vice Principal: Nick Seiler

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Highlands earns 6 year WASC accreditation!



Digital Curriculum Now Offered

Highlands High School is proud to offer our high school students access to digital curriculum.  This online program provides a comprehensive, multimedia approach to instruction built to address diverse student needs. The link below will provide you with information on the provider and on this extended learning opportunity available to our students.  For more information, please direct your son or daughter to their counselor if interested.  http://www.apexlearning.com/