Welcome to the HPHS Counseling Department! Use the links at left to find information on various resources and supports available to our students and their families.
Click here for a comprehensive look at all of the college counseling programming offered by Highland Park High School organized by grade level and additional area programs.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Counseling Mission Statement
The Highland Park High School Counseling Department fosters an environment wherein we work to maximize the potential of each student through an accessible, responsive, equitable and empathic approach. We take pride in the collaborative way in which we problem solve with all stakeholders to the benefit of our students, seeking to simultaneously advocate for and challenge them to meet and overcome obstacles, take risks, and develop resiliency to succeed within and beyond the walls of Highland Park High School.
Teens and Transitions (A guide for parents)
Free Program for Parents
Offers Expert Information on helping Teens Manage Transition to High School
March 1, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Highland Park High School Commons
The transition from middle school to high school can be difficult for teens. There's no field guide to these transitions, and every child experiences the process differently. What's normal? What's not? When should you seek help? How can parents help their kids succeed?
The panel will adress issues kids encounter as they transition to high school including social and educational challenges, academic expectations and support, drinking, drugs and meds, triggers and signs of stress and depression, when to seek help, and school community resources for helping kids cope.
Teens and Transitions (Flyer)