Heritage High School

Welcome Back Heritage

Academic Recognition

  • Newsweek and US News & World Report have recognized Heritage as one of “America’s Best High Schools,” placing HHS in the top 1% percent of high schools in the country. The Washington Post has recognized HHS as one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools” and 5280 has rated HHS a top Colorado high school
  • Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a “Blue Ribbon School”
  • Recipient of the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award and a six-time winner of the John Irwin Schools of Excellence Award
  • Nine Heritage students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program in 2018 with one Finalist 
  • One Heritage student was awarded the Boettcher Scholarship in 2019 and one student was a semi-finalist in 2020
  • One Heritage student was a Daniels Fund Scholarship award winner in 2020
  • Average composite scores on the national ACT and SAT exams, as well as averages on state-mandated standardized assessments, are consistently above the state and national averages – including a perfect ACT score in 2015 and 2016
  • Two perfect AP scores
  • The first school in the state of Colorado honored as a “PLC Model School”

Heritage is Known For:

  • Strong Academics – Heritage offers a Comprehensive College Preparatory Program
  • A 93% graduation rate with 87% of students bound for college
  • AP Capstone – one of a select few high schools in Colorado to offer the AP Capstone program/diploma
  • INcubatoredu – one of a select few high schools in Colorado to off the INCubatoredu program
  • 26 Advanced Placement courses offered in all core subjects with several electives
  • 582 AP students took 1,180 AP exams with an 81.4% pass rate in 2018
  • HHS grads offered $16 million in scholarships in 2019
  • 97% average daily attendance
  • 21st Century Global Readiness
  • Concurrent Enrollment classes with dual high school and college credit opportunities
  • Heritage students are globally aware and are actively making the world better
  • The HHS Gifted and Talented program assists students to reach new heights
  • 80% of HHS educators hold a master’s or doctorate degree
  • Heritage ensures a rigorous curriculum with personalized learning
  • Post-Grad Center helps guide students to make informed decisions about their future
  • Vocational education and work-study programs offer practical skills and experiences
  • Advisory student/mentor advisement program
  • Voyager online courses at Arapahoe Community College assist in nontraditional learning
  • Strong computer & technology presence in all subject areas
  • High speed wireless internet access building-wide
  • Summer College Application Process Workshop for seniors
  • Summer Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Academy

Strong Athletic and Activity Programs

  • MAD Week 2019 – HHS students raised over $30,000 for Heifer International
  • HHS students raised more than $230,000 over 12 years to “Make a Difference” in Africa and India
  • LINK Crew mentoring program for 9th graders and new students
  • More than 40 Clubs including: FBLA, Alpine Club, Boys Volleyball, NHS and TSA, to name a few
  • More than 70% of students are engaged in activities
  • More than 60% of students participate in athletics
  • Twenty student-athletes signed NCAA scholarships
  • CHSAA Ice Hockey Top 10 and Elite Eight Playoff appearance 
  • 2018 5A 2nd Place finish at Regional – Boys Tennis
  • 2019 5A 2nd Place finish at Regional – Girls Tennis
  • 2018 5A State Champion Lauren Thomas – Girls Tennis
  • 2019 5A State Qualifier in Girls Tennis
  • 2018 5A 2nd Place finish at Regionals – Girls Golf
  • 2018 5A State Qualifier – Girls Gymnastics
  • 2018 5A State Qualifier - Boys Football
  • 2019 League Champions and 5A State Playoffs (Quarterfinals) – Top 5 RPI –  Ice Hockey
  • 2018 5A State Qualifier – Wrestling
  • 2019 5A State Meet – Boys Swimming
  • 2019 5A State Diver of the Year - Luke VanVleet
  • 2019 4A 5th Place Team finish at State Meet – Girls Swimming 
  • 2019 5A 7th Place Team finish at State Meet – Boys Swimming
  • State Meet 2018 4A State Champion and Colorado Swimmer of the Year – Kylie Andrews – Girls Swimming 
  • 2018 5A State Qualifier – Boys & Girls Track & Field
  • 2019 5A 3rd Place Finish in Boys 800 Meter - Ian Kelly
  • 2018 Baseball State Qualifier, Regional Champion, and Host of Round 16, Elite 8
  • Multiple State Qualifiers in Golf, Swimming, Wrestling, Gymnastics, Track & Field and Tennis
  • Music Students honored at the Continental League Music Festival for their excellence in Band, Orchestra & Choir – with the most performers from any one school
  • Several Choir, Orchestra and Band students selected to participate in All-State
  • Several award winners at Continental League Art Show 
  • Award winning FBLA, DECA and TSA programs – with 8 students competing at Nationals
  • 2018 Exemplary Band Award from the Colorado Band Masters’ Association due to superior ratings earned throughout the year

It's going to be a great school year!

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1401 West Geddes Avenue
Littleton, CO 80120

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Stacey Riendeau

The school motto, which can be found on the crest, is "Primus Inter Pares," which means "The First Among Equals."