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The mission of Highlands Junior School is to serve the diverse and distinguishable needs of this age group while encouraging and leading them to develop intellectually, emotionally, and socially.

Campus Goals

  • The Highlands Junior School Instructional Leadership Team will lead the campus to focus on the following goals:
  • Students will be lead to develop responsible learning and behavioral patterns.
  • The network among the instructional staff, parents, students, site administrators, district level administrators, and the community will be strengthened to continue to improve the quality of student learning.
  • A minimum of eighty percent of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students will pass all classes while the instructional staff maintains the high academic standards and expectations of GCCISD.

Facts About HJS Highlands

Junior School has served Highlands, McNair, and the surrounding area since 1958. We are teaching the children of residents who were once HJS students themselves!

Special Programs

Students at HJS can participate in a number of exciting activities and organizations, which include:

  • Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who qualify
  • Pre-Advanced Placement courses for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who qualify
  • Special Education classes in math and language arts for qualified students
  • Dyslexia specialist for qualified students
  • Community-In-Schools
  • Life Skills classes for all qualified students
  • Spanish credit by exam for interested students
  • Duke Talent Search for 7th graders
  • Algebra I for 8th grade students who qualify
  • Girls' and boys' athletic programs for 7th and 8th graders

Alma Mater

Hail Alma Mater

All Hail Highlands Junior School

To Thee we'll be faithful

And hold your banner high.

For gold and white

We'll always fight

To win the victory.

Your name will always be our might

Dear Eagles praise to Thee.

All glory and honor, We'll give till parting's nigh And ever adore Thee,

All Hail Highlands Junior School.