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Welcome to Highlands High School

Home of the Mighty Owls

Highlands High School is the premier school of the Southeast Side of San Antonio featuring strong academics, engaging career preparation, and award-winning student activities. We are a school with tremendous pride and a long legacy of success. Boasting top 3 performance on AP exams across all SAISD traditional schools and one of the quickest improvements in state accountability over the past 4 years, Highlands prides itself on serving and supporting every student who walks through our doors. Our 16 Master Teachers lead efforts in offering over 30 college credits for FREE to students in advanced courses such as AP, Dual Credit, and Dual Enrollment in the OnRamps program with UT Austin. Mighty Owls can join a number of successful extra-curricular programs including athletics, JROTC, National Honor Society, and an incredible fine arts program (brigade/dance/cheer, band, mariachi, choir, orchestra, art, and theatre art). Highlands High School is YOUR neighborhood school and we can’t wait to welcome you to the Owl Nation.


STAAR EOC Exams May 4-6: Non-testing students will not report to campus May 4-6. Please work remotely from home. Algebra 1 EOC May 4 / Biology EOC May 5 / US History EOC May 6.

AP Exams May 3-21: Check with your AP teacher to determine date and time of exam.

Save the Date! Our Summer Learning Program this year, SAISD Jumpstart at Highlands High School, will be July 19-30, 2021. Our student conference will feature sessions across all disciplines in addition to electives, leadership, and wellness sessions. Don't miss out! View the Parent Guide for all summer programs HERE.

Frontline Parent Portal

All parents MUST have Frontline Parent Portal set up in order to register for the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents: CLICK HERE to learn more about how to create your account.

Students: CLICK HERE and log in with your existing SAISD e-mail and password to view your grades and attendance. 

Highlands HS NEW Dual Language Campus!

We are so excited to become a dual language campus starting in 2021-2022. See flyers below for detailed information on what a dual language campus designation means for students!

Calling all 8th Grade Students! We are excited to welcome you next year. Be sure to check out our Counseling Dept. 8th Grade Transition S'more newsletter and complete your course selection survey ASAP.

CLICK HERE for the S'more

Check out our promo video below to learn more about programs at Highlands!

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Remote Learning Information

CLICK HERE for the Highlands HS Live Schedule! This document has all teacher zoom links.

You must use SAISD log in credentials to view the live schedule.

Highlands HS Safety Plan

CLICK HERE for the Highlands High School Safety Plan.

Need Help with Canvas?

SAISD has created videos to help you access your courses, submit assignments, and more! CLICK HERE for the Parent-Student Canvas Help Page

Student Meals - Tuesday/Thursday Pick-up 

For updated meal service information please CLICK HERE and visit the SAISD Nutrition Services home page.

Student Orientation Newsletter

New to Highlands?

Please read this newsletter carefully for updates and information regarding how to access schedule, class Zoom sessions, Canvas courses, etc. 

Click the link!


Technology Announcement:

Any student still in need of technology for the school year should contact the Highlands HS main office: 210-438-6800 or

SAISD Safe School Start:

For the most current and accurate SAISD Safe School Start updates: CLICK HERE

Does your family need additional assistance due to COVID-19?

For community resources including child care, health and wellness, meal support, financial resources: CLICK HERE

For additional community resources provided by the Communities in Schools organization: CLICK HERE


Contact us at the new Highlands HS Customer Service e-mail address:

Welcome to Dr. Penny Pruitt, Highlands HS Principal

Dr. PruittDr. Penny Pruitt is honored to serve as the new principal at Highlands High School. She was born in Colorado and raised in northern New Mexico. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona, a Master of Arts in History from Northern Arizona University, a Master of Science in Education Administration from Texas A & M University, Kingsville, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. 

Dr. Pruitt is beginning her 28th year in education. She began her teaching career in New Mexico prior to moving to Texas in 1996 and transitioned into the administrative role at Northside ISD 16 years ago by serving as assistant principal, vice principal, and academic dean. She also spent two years as the Early College High School principal in Southside prior to moving to Highlands High School 3 years ago as associate principal. During her 3 years at Highlands, she has seen a change in culture at Highlands. Students are positive about their education and learning experiences, and they are excited about their post-high school opportunities. Dr. Pruitt is excited to continue the upward trend of the academic growth at Highlands High School by increasing opportunities for all students to have access to rigorous courses, maintaining and instruction driven focus at the campus, and preparing students for post-secondary life. Dr. Pruitt believes that building relationships with students and their families is the key to success.


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