Highland Academy is a standards-based learning environment that promotes mastery learning across the curriculum. All members of the learning community are committed to a Shared Vision, Shared Leadership, Personal Mastery and Continuous Improvement. Attention is placed on individual student learning needs through project-based learning that integrates technology as a key learning tool. Student voice and ownership is encouraged and expected as they are presented with a variety of ways to learn. Students are given multiple avenues for developing their leadership through formal and informal opportunities. Parents are encouraged to participate through continual monitoring of their child's progress, participating in stakeholder meetings, volunteer opportunities and as members on the Academic Policy Committee.
HIghland Academy was named by Microsoft's Partners in Learning Network as one of the top 99 most innovative schools in the world in 2012. As a part of the PiL Network, students have the opportunity to engage with other students from around the globe to support learning, problem solvling and critical thinking. Highland Tech has also began the Microsoft Certificaiton program. Offering students certifications in a variety of application programs that are recognized as industry standards that often looked for my employeers on resumes.
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