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Mission Statement

In partnership with our community, Highlands School is dedicated to developing and nurturing the whole child through innovative continuous learning.


Our PFO is a wonderful organization of parent volunteers who work with the staff and school to organize many amazing activities and fundraisers throughout the year. Some of the highlights include a Spring Carnival, Young Author's Day, Variety Show, Family Fun Nights, Restaurant Nights, School Dance and many more! Visit the Higlands PFO website here.



See our calendar page for detailed event information

Important Dates 2013-2014

Early Wednesdays: All students are released at 1:29
August 14 - First Day of School
August 22 - Back to School Night
September 2 - No School - Labor Day
September 16-20 - Parent Conferences
September 26 - Fall Pictures
October 7-11 Fall Break
October 31 - Pupil Free Day - Staff Development
November 1 - Pupil Free Day - Staff Development
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 20 - January 10 - Winter Break
January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Febuary 14 - Lincoln's Birthday
Febuary 17 - President's Day
March 10-14 Parent Conferences
April 7 - 11 Spring Break
April 18 - District Holiday
May 26 - Memorial Day
June 17 - Last Day of School

Accelerated Reader

Grades 3 through 6 participate in the Accelerated Reader Program. Students read a book, take a quiz and earn points for awards.

Awards are given when students reach milestones for 50, 100, 250 and 500 points All awards are presented at our monthly awards assemblies.

Check out our monthly competition between grade levels by clicking the AR link.

Goal for 2013-2014
5000 books
100,000,000 words

Visual Tour


The Saugus Union School District is located in Santa Clarita Valley in Northern Los Angeles County. Currently there are approximately 11,000 students attending school at our fifteen K-6 campuses. 14 of the 15 schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools, some of them more than once. In addition, five schools have been recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools. Academic Performance Index (API) scores have been consistently strong and continue to grow each year. All demographic areas of student performance continue to show improvement.