Welcome to Highland Prep’s College and Career Page
This page should serve as a resource for you and your student. You will find useful information on various topics from financial aid to the writing an effective admissions essay.
Highland Prep believes that creativity, innovation, thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration are key skills that will characterize students who are prepared for the 21st century. We also believes that preparing young adults to develop critical thinking skills will better ensure that they become successful members of an increasingly innovation-driven society and global marketplace.
We believe that college and career readiness, are two of the most important determinants of a school’s success. We are committed to the belief that all of its students must attain college readiness. We will measure its college and career readiness by the rigor of its academic program and by the percentage of students who:
- Participate in college-level coursework
- Meet 4-year college prerequisites
- Enter college
- Complete a college degree
We will prepare students for college and career readiness through various academic means and measures including:
- Aligning curriculum with state and national college and career readiness standards
- Monitoring student achievement and growth through standards-based benchmark testing
- Offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses and Dual Enrollment courses in all disciplines
- Planning and tracking post-secondary education goals, opportunities, and requirements
- Communicating with alumni to assess post-secondary educational pursuits and achievements
Advanced Placement (AP) Coursework
We believe in exposing as many students as possible to the AP curriculum with the goal of each of its students taking at least one AP course prior to graduation. The AP exams are given every school year in May. Scores are reported to the colleges designated by the student and range from 1 (no recommendation) to 5 (extremely qualified). Each college determines the scores to be accepted for credit, but most consider a score of at least 3. Colleges may award three and sometimes six hours of credit per test. Students should contact individual colleges to find out about their policy.
Dual College Credit Enrollment
Pending administrative approval, eligible students may participate in local community college coursework that may be considered for concurrent high school credit.
College Readiness Testing
Students participate in PSAT, ACT, and SAT college readiness testing.
- Financial Aid
- College Planning