About Our School

École Secondaire Highwood High School is a grades 9 to 12 school in the community of High River, Alberta. We have approximately 550 students and a dynamic staff of over 40 to offer a broad range of Core Academic, French Immersion/French Second Language, Career and Technology Studies, Fine Arts, Registered Apprenticeship Program as well as a wide array of complementary on/off campus courses, athletic programs, clubs and activities.

We incorporate the innovative use of technology with a variety of equipment and resources available at the school and through Foothills School District. We are proud to be a Professional Learning Community supported by ongoing specific professional development led by teachers for teachers. The central focus at Highwood is developing strong student-teacher relationships, ensuring greater levels of student learning for ALL.

At Highwood we have a strong Learning Support team to help all students strive for higher learning and preparation for life after high school. 

The Foothills School Division strives to improve learning for all students by developing healthy relationships within an intellectually engaging environment. Accordingly, our students consistently achieve outstanding results in all areas of education. Academics, art and athletics, together with career and technology courses, are viewed as equally important contributors to the development of our students. Foothills School Division also celebrates our country’s cultural diversity through full French Immersion and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. Our employees engage in ongoing professional development focusing on innovative education practices to improve teaching and learning. We are commited to the principles of inclusiveness, equity, programming that meets our students’ individual needs, parental involvement and lifelong learning.

The Foothills School Division Vision for Leading and Supporting Learning guides the efforts of our staff to improve learning for all students.