Highland Elementary

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Academic Programs / Special Features

  • 2017, 2018 and 2019 Recipient of the John Irwin School of Excellence Award for Academic Achievement
  • 2017 Recipient of the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for Academic Growth
  • A safe and welcoming environment
  • Student-focused decision making
  • STEAM Lab
  • Updated library
  • Rigorous, comprehensive and well-rounded academic programs focused on Colorado Academic Standards
  • A high quality, experienced staff to serve children
  • Active and supportive PTO and parent volunteers
  • Senior Volunteers Program
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program – 9th year of implementation
  • Second Step: research-based behavior intervention program K–5
  • Specialized reading support, computers, library, physical education, art and music specialists on staff
  • Learning Support Services for all students with disabilities
  • Chromebook computers for all students Grade 3–5 
  • Chromebook touchscreen stations in all K–2 classes
  • SMART Board technology in all K–5 classes
  • Classroom Audio Systems in every classroom
  • Unique to Highland: Highland Hoppers Exhibition Jump Rope Team, Highland Hustle School/Community Fitness Race
  • Mental Health Support: part-time (.8) Social Worker and full-time School Psychologist
  • Gifted and Talented Support (.5)
  • During and After-School Enrichment Opportunities: Jump Rope Club, Spelling Bee, Battle of the Books, Destination Imagination, Math Olympiad, Science Fair, Karate, Lego Club, Art Class-Young Rembrandts, Beginning and Advanced Band
  • Hotshots – Award-winning before- and after-school and summer child care program. Named a Program of Excellence by the Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council. Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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711 East Euclid Avenue
Centennial, CO 80121

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Keri McCabe

Highland has a demonstration jump rope team called the Highland Hoppers! The team occasionally provides half-time entertainment at high school sporting events.