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Important Announcements

8TH GRADE STUDENTS - APPLY ONLINE NOW for a seat in the STEM Owls Engineering Institute 9th grade cohort for the 2020-2021 school year. Students from anywhere in Bexar County are eligible to apply. The application will remain open through January 31. Existing SAISD students should use their current Schoolmint username only! New to SAISD students can create an account.

Visit the STEM Owls page for detailed information: CLICK HERE

Contact us for help at 210-438-6800 ext. 35072.

Application website:

Current STEM Owls do not need to reapply each year. 

December Testing Information

Week of December 9-13:

  • Tues. 12/10 - English 1 STAAR Re-Take
  • Wed. 12/11 - Biology and US History STAAR Re-Take
  • Thurs. 12/12 - English 2 STAAR Re-Take
  • Fri. 12/13 - Algebra 1 STAAR Re-Take

Week of December 16-20: Semester Final Exams - All Courses and All Grade Levels


Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year

Online registration for the 2019-2020 school year is still open. ALL returning students should ensure their registration says 'Verified'. Begin registering today using your Schoolmint account online at You MUST use your EXISTING username to log in and complete your registration. Be sure to use the existing username, do NOT create a new account! All SAISD students must upload a parent/guardian photo ID and current proof of residency (utility bill or lease) to their account for the 2019-2020 school year. Your registration will not be verified until you have uploaded an image or PDF of the proof of residency. You can take a picture of your proof of residency with your cell phone and upload it to your registration account directly.

If you need help with registration please contact the school at 210-438-6800.

New SAISD Students: Create an account on Schoolmint and visit our office to complete registration. Be sure to bring all required registration documents. or

See the documents below for the Instructional Calendar and School Supply List. Need to find your bus stop? Click here to use the SAISD Bus Stop Locator

SAISD Calendar, Highlands HS Supply List & Dress Code:

Dr Julio GarciaA Message from the Principal

When a student walks through the doors of Highlands High School, they enter a community that blends 60 years of tradition and pride with a new $65 million facility including a state of the art auditorium, beautiful courtyard, and modern classrooms.

Highlands offers a multitude of extracurricular programs to ensure that each student finds a place to belong as they develop skills inside and outside of the classroom. Our Engineering Institute Magnet Program aims to inspire and prepare scholars in Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, and Computer Science with enhanced curriculum, extra-curricular opportunities, and individualized support for success in STEM fields. Through unique partnerships with industry, Highlands provides students with professional mentors and activities that align with real world career skills. To meet student interest and workforce demands, we provide career pathways in advanced manufacturing, culinary arts, business management and entrepreneurship, teaching and training, computer science, law enforcement, plant science, engineering.

At Highlands, our students find success in everything from AP Spanish, which boasts a 70%-90% passing rate on the rigorous AP exams, to art, where we have had two recent winners of the prestigious National Congressional Art Award. Our athletics program is top notch, earning 2017 District Championships in Football, Girls Soccer, Softball, and Baseball; our Brigade Dance Team has been designated Grand National Champions for both 2016 and 2017; and our Marching Band has placed Division 1 at UIL for the past 3 years.

Highlands High School is the pride of the Southeast side and the Mighty Owls welcome you to visit us and become part of our legacy.

Julio C. Garcia, Ph.D.


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