Weather Notice

Huntsville City Schools will operate on a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.  The two-hour delay will also apply to all HCS employees, unless otherwise directed by your supervisor.  The current forecast does not call for accumulations of winter-like precipitation, but does include a significant wind chill.  The delay will allow time for conditional improvements to ensure safe travel and improved conditions for our buses, students, and staff. 


All elementary, middle, and junior high classes will begin at 10:00am.  All high school classes will begin at 10:30am.  Buses will also run on a two-hour delayed schedule. 


The HCS Weather Safety Team will work in conjunction with the EMA and other local agencies to monitor conditions and send out updates should any additional changes be necessary.  For more information about the weather safety decision process, please select the more information link below.

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School Improvement

Each year, our faculty reflects on the previous school year in order to make changes to improve our students' educational experience at Highlands. The result is the Alabama Continuous Improvement Plan, or ACIP, and the Parent and Family Engagement Plan. The ACIP provides our faculty and staff with specific academic goals to aim for, and strategies to use to reach said goals. It also consists of stakeholder input, data from the previous year, and information about the school as a whole. The Parent and Family Engagement Plan is created using the annual parent survey results. Our school uses the results to create this plan to ensure our parents are informed and have numerous opportunities to be involved in our school and their students' education. Both the ACIP and the Parent and Family Engagement Plan are documents that are revisited each year, and revised to meet the needs of the current academic year. Click the links below to view this year's ACIP and Parent and Family Engagement Plan. 

The following documents are prepared and required by the State of Alabama, and may not be fully accessible.