Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
Please read through this information for all Highlands families preparing for the new school year! As always, please call Mrs. Massaro in the main school office at 954-421-1747 with any questions. She’s here for you!
***All-School Back-to-School Event on August 10***
(Please note that this event replaces the former years’ Orientations, Meet & Greets & Walk-Thru’s.)
|9:00 AM||New Families Breakfast in the Cafeteria
|10:00 AM –
|All-School Assembly in the Auditorium for K3-12th Students and Parents
This ESSENTIAL assembly will include important info for the upcoming school year.
Meet & Greets/Open House in the Classrooms for All Grades
This replaces the former years’ Meet & Greets, Walk-Thru’s, and Orientations.
Lunch, Bounce House, Playground Time & More
Meet our staff, ask questions, purchase PE uniforms, pencil bags, Knights spirit shirts & hoodies, get assistance on KnightsNet & lunch accounts, etc!
Schedule for First Day of School
First Day of School – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
(Please note that K3 & K4 Preschool begins on Monday, August 19.)
|K5 – Grade 2||8:00 AM – 11:40 AM|
|Grades 3 – 5||8:00 AM – 11:50 AM|
|Grades 6 – 8||8:30 AM – 12:00 noon
Please meet in the Fellowship Center with pen/pencil and notebook.
|High School||9:00 AM – 12:00 noon
9th & 10th grades meet in the cafeteria with pen/pencil and notebook.
11th & 12th grades meet in Grace auditorium with pen/pencil and notebook.
Regular School Hours
|PK3 Half Day||8:00 AM – 11:45 AM|
|PK4 Half Day||8:00 AM – 11:00 AM [Full Day through 3:00 PM]|
|K5 – Grade 2||8:00 AM – 2:40 PM|
|Grades 3 – 5||8:00 AM – 2:50 PM|
|Grades 6 – 12||8:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
All 7th grade students need to have Part A, B, or C of Immunization Form 680 completed before attending classes. This includes a Td booster. Also, K5 students must have the Hepatitis B series completed in order to attend school. Please note: The State of Florida requires that all preschool and kindergarten students have updated and current health exams and immunization forms in order to begin school.
High School Schedules
High school schedules will be available on KnightsNet in early August. If you need to make schedule changes regarding your academic classes, please contact Mr. Patrick Brown at [email protected]. All elective change requests can be made by the student during the first week of school. Please note that for returning students, all obligations from last school year must be met in order to access KnightsNet. This includes library books returned to main office and all fees paid. Please call the main office at 954-421-1747 x1000 with any questions so you’ll be all set for the new school year to begin!
Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus Students
Please check your email for information from Mrs. Amy Allen regarding summer assignments due when school begins. Note that students in these classes will be required to have a graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus). Email Mrs. Allen at [email protected] with any questions or for suggestion on finding a used calculator.
Athletic Tryouts & Practices
Please note that each athlete planning to try out for a sport must have an up-to-date physical and consent form on file for the 2019-2020 school year. Forms are available HERE and in the main office or athletic office. Florida Health and Chiropractic in Deerfield Beach will administer sports physicals for HCA athletes for $10. Call 954-570-7699 for details.
FLAG FOOTBALL TRYOUTS for JH and HS will be on August 19, 20, 22, and 23.
VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS – Click HERE for information.
Athletic Participation Fees
For HCA student athletes, fees will be $100 for elementary, $150 for secondary ($50 second sport, $25 third sport), and $250 for international students ($50 second sport, $25 third sport). Fees will be added to your SMART Tuition account for each season.