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Course Catalog Contents

General Information

  • School Profile
  • Enrollment Requirements
  • Transfer Students
  • Course Selection / Pre-Registration Process
  • Schedule Corrections
  • School Schedule
  • Grading Policies
  • Transcripts
  • Textbooks
  • School Counseling Services
  • Library Media Center Services

Graduation Information

  • Graduation Requirements
  • Dual Credit (Courses taken at CNM, UNM, or IAIA)
  • Distance Learning
  • Honors and Advanced Placement Programs
  • Career Cluster and Workplace Readiness Courses
  • The Next Step Plan
  • Special Education Pathways for Graduation
  • Grade Level Classification
  • Early Graduates
  • Class Ranking
  • Diplomas
  • Testing

College Information

  • College Preparation and Advancement Opportunities
  • New Mexico First Semester and Lottery Scholarships
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association - NCAA

Additional Educational and Activity Opportunities

  • Career Academies
  • Work Experiences
  • Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities and Athletics
  • Correspondence Courses
  • Summer Programs

Schools of Choice

  • Career Enrichment Center (CEC)
  • College and Career High School (CCHS)
  • Early College Academy (ECA)
  • Ecademy and Ecademy Virtual High School
  • Freedom High School
  • New Futures School
  • Nex+Gen Academy
  • School on Wheels
  • Sandia International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Highland HS Course Offerings

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science/Health
  • Social Studies
  • Native American Education
  • Special Education
  • Cursos En Espanol
  • Newcomers
  • Modern, Classical Languages
  • Navy ROTC
  • General Electives
  • Career & Technical Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Physical Education / Athletics
  • School Based Health / AP / AVID / Bilingual Seal
  • Assessment / Testing
  • Activities
  • Athletics

Course Catalog

We offer a comprehensive curriculum enriched by special offerings. Enthusiasm, positive attitude, classroom skills, professional activities, and academic preparation characterize staff members. The school’s curriculum meets both college and career preparatory needs. 

We build our schedule of classes on the basis of the courses selected by our students. Therefore, once completed, student course selections will be considered final unless the selections fail to prepare the student for minimum graduation requirements. Course availability for non-required, elective courses is determined by sufficient student selection and staff availability. Insufficient pre-registration numbers or staffing constraints could cause a course to become unavailable after the initial scheduling selection process. 

Course Catalog

Course Offerings

Language Arts

  • English 9
  • English 9 Honors
  • English 10
  • English 10 Honors
  • English 11
  • Mexican American Literature (English 11)
  • AP English Language and Composition 11
  • English 12
  • AP English Literature and Composition 12
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Level I - IV
  • Read 180 E
  • Creative Writing I
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper I - III
  • Yearbook I- IV
  • Television Broadcasting I -III

Mathematics

  • Algebra I
  • Math Strategies I
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Math Strategies III
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry Honors
  • Pre-calculus
  • Pre-calculus Honors
  • Probability and Statistics
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Honors Calculus AB
  • Transition to College Math
  • Financial Literacy

Science/Health

Strand A

  • Biology
  • Eco-Biology
  • AP Biology
  • Health Education I - II

Strand B

  • Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • Integrated Physics / Chemistry (IPC)

Strand C

  • Physics
  • AP Physics B
  • Geology/Astronomy
  • Integrated Physics / Chemistry (IPC)

Strand B/C or Elective

  • AP Environmental Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Social Studies

  • New Mexico History
  • World History/Geography
  • AP World History/Geograpy
  • US History/Geography
  • AP US History/Geography
  • Economics
  • Government
  • AP US Government/Politics
  • AP Economics
  • Reel History I - II
  • Mexican American Studies

Native American Education

  • Native American Studies I - II
  • Native American Leadership
  • Native American Government
  • Native American Economics

Special Education

Gifted

  • Academic Career Experience (ACE) I - III
  • Contemporary Issues I - II
  • Guided Study I - II
  • P.O.W.E.R Health

Cursos En Espanol

  • Algebra I
  • Geometria
  • Algebra II
  • Biologia
  • Quimica
  • Fisica
  • Historia de Nuevo Mexico
  • Historia Universal Y Geografia
  • Historia Y Geografia de Los EE. UU. (US)
  • Gobierno
  • Economicas
  • Lengua Espanola I - III Para Alumnos hispanohablantes
  • Baile folclorico, cultura y musica mexicana I - IV

Newcomers

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Level I
  • Eco-Biology
  • Investigating Multiple Pathways and Careers (IMPAC)
  • Skills for Success
  • Social Studies Skills/Geography
  • Suggested Elective Courses

Modern, Classical Languages

  • Spanish Language Arts I - III
  • Spanish I - IV
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • Mexican Folkdance, Culture, and Music I - IV
  • French I - III

Navy ROTC

  • Naval JROTC I - IV
  • Military Skills I - IV
  • Staff Assistance I - II

General Electives

  • Student Leadership I - IV
  • AVID I- IV
  • Academic Career Experience (ACE) I - III
  • Psychology
  • AP Psychology
  • Defensive Driving
  • Community Service
  • Investigating Multiple Pathways and Careers (IMPAC)
  • Service Learning
  • Skills for Success
  • SS Skills/Geography

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • Business, Marketing, and Finance I - II
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing Lab I - III
  • Personal Finance
  • Teaching and Working with Young Children I - III
  • Culinary Arts I - II
  • Food Services I - II
  • Pre-Autos: Small Engine Mechanics
  • Automotive Technology I - III
  • Metals Technology I
  • CAD Engineering I - IV
  • CAD Architecture I - IV
  • Woods Technology I - IV

Fine Arts

  • Art I - II
  • AP Studio Art Drawing
  • Drawing and Painting I - III
  • Ceramics I - IV
  • Computers Graphics I -III
  • Photography I - IV
  • Drama I - III
  • Musical Theatre
  • Stagecraft I - IV
  • Theatre Production
  • Advanced Theatre Production
  • Mixed Choir I - IV
  • Concert Choir I - IV
  • Piano I - IV
  • Orchestra I - IV
  • Guitar Beginning
  • Guitar Intermediate
  • Advanced Guitar
  • Guitar Literacy
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band I - IV
  • Symphonic Band I - IV
  • Jazz Band I - IV
  • Music Ensemble

Physical Education/Athletics

  • Foundations of Physical Education (PE)
  • Weight Training I - III
  • Aerobics and Body Conditioning I - III
  • Team and Individuals I - III
  • Lifetime Sports
  • Interscholastic Athletics I - IV
  • Sports Medicine I - II