École Highland Secondary School

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Highland Secondary
Location
750 Pritchard Rd, Comox, British Columbia
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Type high school
Established 1978
School district School District 71 Comox Valley
Superintendent Ms. S Elwood
Principal Lyneita Swanson
Vice principal
  • Greg Kochaunk
  • Lee McKillican
Grades 8-12
Enrollment 1134 (8 September 2008)
Language English and French
Colour(s) Gold, Blue
Team name Raiders
School number 7171041
Funding Type Public

École Highland Secondary School (also known as Highland Secondary School) is a secondary school located in Comox, British Columbia, Canada in School District 71. The school opened in 1978 and educates approximately 1200 students annually in grades 8–12. The school's many sports teams all go by the name of the Highland Raiders.

Students are separated into two different school houses, which are colour-coded as gold and blue respectively. Each house has their own advisory system made up of groups whose names correspond to their colour and number (G-15, B-6,etc.). Every student attends their advisory group ("AG") for 10 minutes daily after their first class.

There are many fantastic programs at Highland. As of 2012 the International Baccalaureate (IB) program was implemented into the school; this elite program is to introduce high school students to the learning challenges, and outcomes of post-secondary institutions. Although IB is extremely labour intensive, it creates a fantastic atmosphere for learning, and creates life long friends among the students. Our teachers that are involved in teaching IB are the best in their field; they strive to teach students with the highest quality of knowledge, and with that, creativity. This exceptional program extends to any well rounded student that wants to further their knowledge at a university level.[1]

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