Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

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We are so excited to begin a new year and a new era in Tiger Nation!

The building that originally opened in 1926 has a new look and feel. The interior is bright and features modern infrastructure for technology and efficient heating and cooling.

Both the interior and exterior also retained the historic feel that reminds us of our past, while embracing the students of today. Ninety years after the building first opened, we welcome the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, knowing they will bring new life and outlook to our beloved Heights High.


First day of School is August 21. School begins at 8:15 a.m. and students are expected to be in the building by 8:05 a.m. The cafeteria opens at 7:30 a.m. where students can enjoy a free breakfast and social time until 8:00 a.m. when students can travel to their locker and first period classroom. School ends at 2:56 p.m., except on Tuesday, school ends at 2:16 p.m. See the bell schedule.

See the Heights High Transition back to Cedar and Lee FAQs.

A Parent Info Packet was mailed to families on August 11. The packed included:
Student Orientations/Schedule Pick Up
On August 15 &16 all students were invited to pick up their ID and schedule and walk through the building to locate their classroom locations. For students who could not attend, schedules will be distributed the first day of school and are available on Infinite Campus. 

Guidance counselors will be available the first week of school to help students address problems with schedules. Counselors can be contacted by email the week before school with concerns about schedules.

Traffic Flow
Automobile traffic can enter Heights High from Washington Boulevard or Cedar Road on the east side ( near the baseball field) for student drop off or for visitor parking. Parents/guardians can also drop students off at other locations near the school to avoid waiting in the drop off line. See the Height High Parking and Traffic Flow map.

Guidance Counselor Assignments
Beginning this year, guidance counselors are assigned to students according to the student's last name:

Tandra Menefee,
Students with last names that begin with A-E

Haethem Rasul,
Students with last names that begin with F-L

Charlene Searcy,
Students with last names that begin with M-R

Michael Murray,
Students with last names that begin with S-Z

For more information, see the Guidance and Counseling webpage.

Three social workers serve the students. They are:

Caryl Yoo,, 9th grade, 320-3081
Allison Craig,, 10th grade and 11th grade last names A-L
Kristin Dadas, K_Dadas, 11th grade last names M-Z and 12th grade.

New Student Schedules
Students who are new to the CH-UH District can meet with a guidance counselor on August 15-18, from 2-4 p.m. at the high school, to select courses. Enter the building at the main entrance on the east side of the building facing the baseball field, and look for signs to the guidance counselor offices on the first floor.

For more information, see the Guidance and Counseling webpage.

Summer Reading
All Heights High students are expected to read at least one book over the summer and post information about the book on Google Classroom. For more information, visit the Heights High School Summer Reading page.

Summer Math
The math teachers encourage high school students to keep their math skills sharp by practicing on the Study Island website. Use “My NWEA MAP Learning Path” or click on your grade level on the left side of the screen to select additional Math practice on Study Island. Login with your district username and password.

Important Dates
August 15-18: Course selection for new students, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
August 15: Freshman and new student orientation, 1:00. - 4:00 p.m.
August 15: Sophomore Schedule Pickup, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
August 16: Junior & Senior Schedule Pickup, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
August 21: First day of school
August 22: Picture day
August 26: SAT Test, 8:00 a.m.
September 9: ACT Test, 8:00 a.m.
September 13: Class of 2018 student & parent meeting (post secondary planning, life after high school, college) 6:30 p.m.

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