Our high school offers numerous school sanctioned groups, afterschool clubs, and electives in various subjects such as performing arts, government, marching band and even robotics.
Our available extracurriculars are listed below with links to learn more.
Business Professionals of America (see below)
Breakfast Club (see below)
Indoor Track & Field
National Honor Society
Student Council (see below)
Theatre (see below)
Yearbook (see below)
The Breakfast club works hard to promote healthy relationships and bring awareness to Teen Dating
Violence. Students will plan activities and create posters that help spread the word about the
importance of healthy dating relationships. Groups in the past have created pennants, yard signs and awesome t-shirts. They have also provided orange handkerchiefs and sunglasses to ‘ORANGE OUT” the school during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Day in February. The group meets one to two times a month in the morning: 7 to 7:30, to have breakfast together and make a difference! Group advisors include Master Chief, Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. H.
Business Professionals of America
Highland High School’s Navy JROTC is not only an elective but is also a class at Highland that teaches students leadership skills they can carry with them throughout their life. Many people assume the NJROTC program is designed for those preparing for military service, this is not the case. The program is designed as a “citizenship development” program. While it is wrapped around military values of respect, confidence, teamwork, responsibility, etc., it primarily prepares students to be responsible and informed citizens.
Students will be faced with many challenges in this class and they will learn how to solve them ethically. This also provides students with a chance to be part of a unit that treats each other like family. There are after school activities involved within taking this class including, community service, air rifle team, drill team, drone team, and many more. If students want to take an extra step there is also an opportunity for summer leadership camps and air rifle camps. Each year NJROTC students are offered an opportunity to make a week-long trip. Last year the unit traveled to Quantico, VA and were able to also see some of Washington, DC for a day as well. Most former cadets will say they truly enjoyed the opportunity and growth that came from NJROTC. See Master Chief Shipley for more information.
Student Council members host community outreach initiatives, leadership opportunities, community-building activities and fundraisers. Past activities include a student exchange with other local schools, “Pink Out” for Breast Cancer Awareness, participation in the Trunk or Treat event at HHS, MOAC Leadership Conference, pep rallies, pictures with Santa, carnation sale on Valentines Day, food and hygiene product drives, and more! See Ms. Kennedy for more information.
Highland Theater: Each year, the Highland community comes together to produce a play or musical in the spring semester. Our cast and crew includes students in sixth through twelfth grades. We are lucky to have strong support from a group of volunteer parents and alumni. These connections are what make our program so successful. Rehearsals typically begin in January and students should prepare for an 8-10 week commitment during the theater season. If you are interested in getting involved in any way, please reach out to Mr. Strinka for more information.