Highlands High School

3118 Elgin Avenue
San Antonio, Texas  78210

Phone: (210) 333-0421
Fax: (210) 337-2567

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2014-2015 Registration - 10th - 12th graders

Tuesday, Aug. 5 thru Friday, Aug. 8

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday extended hours, until 7:00 p.m.

Registration - Incoming 9th graders

All students entering the 9th grade for the first time in 2014-15 are required to attend an advisement conference, where they will learn about new graduation requirements and will be registered for the upcoming school year.  Conferences will be held Monday, Aug. 11 thru Thursday, Aug. 14 with scheduled appointment times per last names by alphabet.  Click here to find the date and time of your scheduled conference.


 Bring these documents with you to registration:

Returning students
□ Photo ID (driver’s license, military ID) of person registering the child
□ Child's immunization record (up-to-date immunization records)
□ Proof of SAISD residence (utility bill, phone bill, lease agreement)

New students
□ Photo ID (driver’s license, military ID) of person registering the child
□ Proof of SAISD residence (utility bill, phone bill, lease agreement)
□ Child’s birth certificate or other proof of child’s identity and age
□ Child’s Social Security card, if available
□ Child's immunization record (up-to-date immunization records)
□ Recent academic records (report card, withdrawal form, transcript, etc.)





Fall 1958...


          The San Antonio Independent School District prepared to open a brand new high school on the southeast part of town. This new gleaming high school was nestled atop a tall hill amongst many other hills. As district officials prepared to open the new school, they debated what to name the new facility. No one can remember which person said this, but someone supposedly mentioned that the area reminded them of the 'highlands of Scotland' in the United Kingdom and a name was therefore given to the new campus.


          Highlands High School opened in the fall of 1958 with the first set of students finishing their first year on campus in the late spring of 1959. Adopting the 'Scottish' theme as a starting point, an owl was selected as the Highlands mascot. Owls were common birds in Scotland and many believed it appropriate to use this strong hunting night bird as the mascot; and the 'Mighty Fighting Owls' were born. 


Rosales, Ben. "Introduction 50th Anniversary" Brigadoon May 2009 




Our Mission

To transform SAISD into a national model urban school district where every child graduates so that he or she is prepared to be a contributing member of the community.

Our Vision

Our Primary purpose of improving lives through quality education is driven by an unrelenting determination to graduate all of our students and prepare them for success in higher education. Our ideology is reflected in our fundamental beliefs, commitments, and core values that guide us in our daily practices.

Our Core Values

  • Student Centered
  • High Expectations
  • Commitment
  • Passion
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

Our Core Beliefs

  • Every student can learn and achieve at high levels.
  • We are responsible for the education and safety of every student.
  • We are responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the school.
  • Everyone should be treated with respect.
  • People support what they help create.