Highlands School is proud to fulfill our mission and continue to provide our high-quality education to all students during the 2020-2021 school year. As outlined in our Reopening Plan, we will be offering on-campus instruction, as well as hybrid learning for those families who elect to participate in online learning or must be out due to COVID-19 related concerns. 

We heard loud and clear from the Highlands Reopening Parent Survey that the number one priority for the 2020-2021 school year among the majority of our parents is to get students back on campus to continue in-person instruction in the safest manner possible. In order to do just that, and given the current rate of COVID-19 infections in Jefferson County, we will begin the first six weeks of the school year with strict cohort measures in place. We are calling this period from August 17th through September 30th our "Starting Stronger Together Period".

During this time, we will adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Students will remain in assigned cohorts that will only consist of their homeroom class. This means students will stay with their homeroom class for the entire school day - for lunch, recess, instructional time, etc.
  • We are suspending Early Morning Care, EDP, and athletics in order to mitigate the risk of cross-contamination across classes.

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Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.