Dear Hight Families,
Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year! It is my privilege to continue serving as principal of H. Allen Hight elementary. Hight is a wonderful place for students with an exceptional team of educators, secretaries, and custodians. As an indication of our school heading in the right direction, we have made significant gains in both English Language Arts and Math achievement based on the state test results. In particular, the number of students not meeting standards in both English-Language Arts and Math has decreased. We are also adding more social-emotional supports for students in the classroom and on the playground to promote safety and acceptance of all students. Hight is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School and our concept-based instruction promotes critical thinking and considering multiple perspectives. This translates into a rigorous classroom education for your child. Visit the International Baccalaureate website to learn more.
I look forward to seeing you at our Welcome Back Event on Friday, August 2, 2019 beginning at 4 p.m. in the cafeteria. Whether you are new to Hight or a returning family, this is a great opportunity to meet staff and learn about our school, campus culture, drop off/ pick up procedures, and more. The first day of school is Wednesday, August 7, 2019. School begins at 8:00 a.m. and the drop-off lane in the front of the school fills up fast. I encourage you to arrive by 7:45 a.m., when gates open and park on the street so you can walk your student on campus.
Principal, H. Allen Hight Elementary