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  • Academic Awards Night
    The  Academic Awards program will be  Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Students will be recognized for their academic achievements through the year. 
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  • Cheerleading Tryouts information - Please the Athletic announcements.
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  • Graduation Information
    Please click here for graduation information
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  • Senior Group Pictures
    Click here to order your senior group picture. 
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  • Highland S.A.V.E. Club Honored
    The Highland Students Against Violence Everywhere and Interact Clubs were named Mix It Up Model Schools for 2015.
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  • Highland Quiz Bowl Team Takes First Place
    The Highland Tech Quiz Bowl team competed at the Gaston County Schools County Quiz Bowl competition held Saturday, April 25th at Forestview High School. Team B won the competition with a score of 1570 points.  Team members were Andrew Dixon, Matthew Noles, Baldev Desai, and Max Jones (scorekeeper). Team A scored 1200 points, but finished out of the top 3.  Team members were Ryan Thurston (captain), Brian Koo, Ethan Wu, Evann Wu, and Whit Stewart (scorekeeper). This marks Highland's 7th win in the past 8 years of the competition.  
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District News

  • GCS students chosen for Commissioners’ School

    Fifty-six students from Gaston County Schools will attend the James S. Forrester Commissioners’ School of Excellence June 14-26 at Belmont Abbey College. The school is a unique, two-week summer residential learning experience for rising tenth graders in Gaston County.

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  • Technology enhances the library experience

    With wireless internet access at all schools and Chromebooks, iPads and SMART Boards in nearly every classroom, Gaston County Schools is leading the way in using technology for teaching and learning. But whether students are using touchscreens or keyboards in the classroom, the skill of reading remains vitally important, which is why the library is still the heart of the school.

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  • Students inducted into Technical Honor Society

    Gaston County Schools hosted the annual National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 21 at the Highland School of Technology. The program honored approximately 300 high school students, who are enrolled in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, for their outstanding academic achievement.

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  • GCS recognizes outstanding educators at ceremony

    Four employees captured the most prestigious awards presented by Gaston County Schools during the annual Evening of Excellence ceremony. The program sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank was held May 5 at the Gaston Country Club.

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  • Proctors needed for end-of-year testing
    Our high schools are in need of proctors to help with the end-of-course tests, June 4-10. Parents, school volunteers and community members who are available to help with end-of-year testing should contact the school in their neighborhood for more information.
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  • Board of Education Meeting
    The Board of Education will conduct a work session on Monday, June 1, at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. The public is invited. Click here for the agenda. You may watch the meeting live on Channel 21 or online at
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  • Gaston County Sports Physical Day
    CaroMont Health is sponsoring the 2015 Gaston County Sports Physical Day, Saturday, June 6, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at CaroMont Specialty Surgery in Gastonia. Cost is $10. For more information, please visit
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  • SchoolPay available to parents
    Parents can now take advantage of the SchoolPay online service to make electronic payments for school-related fees. Click here for information and to learn how to set up a SchoolPay account.
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  • Annual enrollment for Flexible Benefits Plan
    Attention, Employees: The annual enrollment period for the Flexible Benefits Plan runs through June 12, 2015. Employees who are currently enrolled in one of the flexible spending accounts must re-enroll online or with the Pierce Group representative if they wish to continue contributing to the flexible spending account. If you do not take any action, your current contribution will stop effective September 30, 2015. Click here for more information.
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Highland School of Technology
1600 North Morris Street
Gastonia , NC 28052
704-866-6105 - fax
Denise McLean, Principal

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