• Dear Hurricane Parents, Guardians, and Students:

    Welcome back!  This promises to be a year filled with great opportunities for all of our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before!  Our pledge to you, our students and parents, is that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful, and rigorous work in our classrooms, and combined with our extracurricular clubs and activities, performing arts groups, and athletic teams, certain to encourage our Hurricanes to be involved and to stay connected!  We are all looking forward to seeing you on Monday, August 22--our best wishes to each and every one of you on having a great school year!

    Sincerely yours,

    Fred H. Richardson

    Interim Principal

    Hightower High School

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  • Job Opportunity at "The Tower":  We are seeking energetic, dedicated individuals with leadership qualities and good communication sk8ills to work as AVID Tutors.  Ideal candidates will work directly with AVID students in a classroom tutorial setting and assist them with college preparator courses.


    1. high school diploma required; Associate's Degree preferred
    2. successful completion of Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school
    3. strong academic background with strengths in science and/or mathematics

    How to Apply:  Please send your resume to on or before Monday, August 29, 2016.

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  • Child Nutrition/Free and Reduced Meals:  To receive free or reduced meal prices in the current school year, your child(ren) must have a new, current year's application on file in the Child Nutrition office.  Free and Reduced Meal Application

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  • Identification Cards for Students

    Our number one priority is the safety of each of our valued students. To enhance our safety and security measures, all students must have a visible identification card before entering class each day. Pictures for identification cards will be taken in office 108 on the following days:

    • Monday, August 8, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Friday, August 12, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Monday, August 15, 2016 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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  • Parent Letter:  Parents, please review this letter as it relates to information you and your child need to know prior to the start of school on August 22, 2016.

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  • First Day of School is August 22, 2016

    Our new school hours for 2016-2017 are 7:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

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  • Fall Open House is August 31, 2016 at 6:30pm. Parents and guardians will have an opportunity to visit with their child's teachers at the Fall Open House event.

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  • Taking English II Pre-AP Fall 2016?  Your assignment is here:  Summer Reading Projects

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  • Textbooks:  Textbooks were due to office 107 by Friday June 3, 2016.  If you have not returned your textbook, please make arrangements to return your textbook and/or pay all outstanding fines to Hightower High School office 107, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday.  The cost of each textbook differs and can range from $40 to $180.  A $10 late fee has also been applied at this date.

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  • Summer reading is required for all students entering Pre-AP, AP, and College Now classes.  Please see the attached Summer Reading 2016 List for grade level requirements.

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