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Today: 7/25/14


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Parent Curriculum Preview
The Twin Rivers Unified School District is currently conducting a preview of the High School CTE textbook for the Careers In Education course currently offered at Foothill High School that is being considered for adoption by the TRUSD. Parents and... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 7/17/14

Congratulations to the Class of 2014
There were nine graduation ceremonies in Twin Rivers, encompassing 1,330 graduates and they have earned their moment in the spotlight. Click to access the slideshows. Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 7/1/14

Free meals for children this summer
Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD) announces its free summer nutrition program for children 18 years of age and under.  “This progr... Continue
Posted by: Charlene VanAllen
Published: 6/4/14

Alma Mater

All hail to our highlands

Our colors red and blue

Stand as a symbol,

Of our love for you.

All hail to our highlands,

To thee we'll e'er be true.

We'll watch o'er and keep thee,

All hail,all hail.


Congratulations Class of 2014!  May you go forth into a bright and wonderful future.

The 2014 - 2015 school year begins on Thursday, August 14th.  Have a great summer and see you in the new semester!


Please check out the Yearbook Facebook Page for pictures of graduation, prom, and sports, among other things!

Yearbooks are now $70.  If you still wish to purchase a yearbook, some are still available after June 12th.  Please check with our front office and ask to buy one.*If paying in person, we do not accept personal checks, only cashier checks and money orders or cash.

Mission Statement

Highlands High School achieves excellence by providing a nurturing community to stimulate motivation and creativity in an environment that builds integrity, independence, and productive citizens.

Highlands Programs and Highlights

  • Project Lead the Way
  • Engineering Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Environmental Technology Academy-partnered with UC Davis 
  • AVID
  • Digital Photography
  • Drama/Spoken Word
  • Digital Music Production
  • Ceramics
  • Art/Advanced Art
  • Woodshop (Guitar making)
  • Academic Decathlon
  • UC Davis Educational Talent Search

Project Lead the Way

2013-2014 Course Catalog


Highlands Scots Athletics:

  • Football team played in the section finals, was the division six runner up 2011, 2012
  • Cross Country Team has won the league for six years in a row
  • Basketball won their league two of the last three years 2009-2010 & 2010-2011
  • Boys soccer made section playoffs 2010-2011
  • Five Highlands coaches were voted coaches of the year
  • Boys track has won five league championships in a row


  • Academic Decathlon - placed 8th in Sacramento County
  • Site focus on Marzano and AVID instructional strategies          


  • BEST - Building Effective Schools Together
  • PLTW -  Project Lead the Way : Biomedical and Engineering
  • Audio and Digital Music Production
  • Digital Photography

Parent Center

Parent Resource Center Coordinator: Veronica Matos

(Coordinadora del Centro de Padres)

Room: G5 (Salón: G5)

Phone: (916) 566-3465 ext. 66149

Email: veronica.matos@twinriversusd.org

Quick Contacts

School Contact Information:

School Phone: (916) 566 - 3465           

School Fax: (916) 566 - 7811

Webmaster: james.leu@twinriversusd.org


WHDM, Highlands Digital Media is the official Internet radio station from Highlands High School. We offer Podcasts, Videocasts, Editorials, News Stories, Videos and Music. OUR OFFICIAL SITE IS http://www.hhsdm.com/


Principal: Darryl Hawthrone

Vice Principal: Heather Westerman

Vice Principal: Nick Seiler

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Highlands earns 6 year WASC accreditation!



Digital Curriculum Now Offered

Highlands High School is proud to offer our high school students access to digital curriculum.  This online program provides a comprehensive, multimedia approach to instruction built to address diverse student needs. The link below will provide you with information on the provider and on this extended learning opportunity available to our students.  For more information, please direct your son or daughter to their counselor if interested.  http://www.apexlearning.com/