“What do I like about HighMark? I love that we have so many offered sports to do here! Because I love playing sports, and here I can do that. I like every sings teacher we have here, because you get to feel connected to them and get to know them since we have small classes. And I also love being able to surround myself with all the amazing people that go here and make new friends”.

–Taylor T.

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“HighMark is a great school. I think how it has a friendly environment, and mostly everyone knows each other. More than that, we have fantastic teachers who help us learn and progress. Also, Highmark offers a variety of different, interesting classes, which make school all the more fun. It’s great!”

–Kinsey R.

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“HighMark will always hold a very special place in my heart. Not only has it been my school for the last three years, but I have made relationships with not only students, but teachers that I will forever remember. I can honestly say that the teachers here at Highmark care about me and how I do in their class and I will forever be grateful for that experience.”

-Chloe

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“There are a lot of reasons I like going to HighMark Charter School, there are amazing teachers, great kids, fun sports, and so much more. But the main reason I like this school is because of the teachers. I have been to lots of schools, but none of them had such great teachers that care about how you are not only doing at the school, but also at home. These are just some of the reasons that I love going to such a great school.”

-Kyra M.

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“I like how small HighMark is. Everyone knows everyone and are nice to each other. I like the class choices you can choose from, and I like the teachers here. I like using iPads and computers in class. I like the size of the rooms, hey are very big and roomy. I like how many students are in every class because they aren’t big, but they aren’t small.”

-Karlee R.

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“Highmark is and awesome school! I love how it shows you all about business .It gets you ready for the real world and for when you get older. This school has given me some very good friends. I love how the school is so small, because you know everyone. Plus there are teachers who usually know who you are, personally. This is the best junior high I could’ve gone to!”

-Hannah D.

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“This school is great! The teachers are all very nice. Smaller classes give us more individual attention and help with school work. Teachers actually care about you as an individual. The principal is the best. We have an awesome school store with lots of drinks and treats, and our lunches are the best! The people in the office are the nicest people ever!”

-Cory A.

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“I like HighMark because it is a fabulous school. My favorite thing is that all the teachers are very understanding, truthful, and fair about homework. That is why I love Highmark!”

-Ashlie P.

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This is my first year attending HighMark and it was a really nice transition.  Everyone was welcoming to me and it felt really nice because I wasn’t shy.  I didn’t have trouble marking friends because they all liked me.  I just love the feeling when I walk into school because you know that today is a good day.

– Kole S.

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I think that HighMark is a great school.  I really like how its centered on business and not just random things.  I have been with this school from the beginning, so I’ve been able to see it change and grow.  The teachers are fantastic and so are the kids.  The teachers make sure that you are learning but also having fun.  There are no groups like the “popular kids and nerds”, and I really like that.  Also there is not a lot of people so you get more attention and everyone knows everyone.  HighMark is a fantastic school.

– Micah S.

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I love HighMark.  I have been here tow years and I have loved it.  The teachers are amazing, they help you with homework and whatever you need.  The sports activities are great you can choose from many different things.  I have loved HighMark and I’m glad that I chose this school.

– Abby E.

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This is a great school.  I have gone to this school for 4 years.  You have fun at this school but you also get what needs to be done, done.  This school has a great location and amazing teachers.  HighMark Charter School goes from grade K-9 and I wouldn’t change a thing about it.  When you get into Jr. High they have a great choice selection for electives.  I give HighMark Charter School a 5 star rating.

– Brooklyn W.

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HighMark is a great school!  I have been going here for four years and I love it!  Sure we have a uniform, but it is barely anything.  You can wear jeans and anything that forms a collar.  Also, HighMark has really good sports options!  All teachers at HighMark are great, they are very helpful and understanding.  We have some great electives too!  All in all, this is an amazing school.

– Kaitlyn T.

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This is my second year at HIghMark and I think it is great!  HighMark is very business based, they teach kids about different careers, how to manage money, social skills, and prepare us for our futures.  The teachers are great and they will help you with any questions you might have.  The electives are great because you have a very wide variety.  I think HighMark is a great school!

– Dalyla K.

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HighMark Charter School is awesome!  The teachers and students are great!  Since HighMark is a smaller school you get more individual help.  The Jr. High is just upstairs so you can get to classes faster.  The lunch is great too; on Monday we have Rumbi Island Grill, Tuesday, Chick-fil-a, Wednesday, Domino’s Pizza, Thursday, Dairy Queen, and on Firday we have Jimmy Johns!  There is also a Hawks Nest (the school store) you can buy candy, treats, or HighMark gear from.  This is only my first year at HighMark Charter School, but I love it here.

– Sara H.

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HighMark is a great school.  It really nice that the classes are smaller so you get more attention.  Also because the classes are small you know everyone.  I have only been going to HighMark for one year but all of the teachers know my name.  It is also nice that the Jr. High is a square so you don’t get lost.

– Katelyn d.

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HighMark Charter School is a great place.  They have great people working here.  The teachers are so loving and kind, they want you to succeed in life.  I give HighMark a 5 star rate because HIGHMARK IS THE BEST SCHOOL I HAVE EVER BEEN TO!!!

-Janessa P.

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HighMark Charter School is a great school.  There is so much to learn here and do.  There are so many wonderful teachers, principals, and vice principles, etc.  There are so many boys and girls to become friends with and learn with.  It is a charter school so wear a collar (except on Friday’s) and have fun!

– Brad J.

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HighMark Charter School is a very good school.  I would recommend to go to this school.  That is because HighMark is a very sophisticated school.  HighMark has many things for Jr. High classes.  The dress code at HighMark is also very good.  HighMark is great for older students.  I love how HighMark has great and different strategies for students to learn.

– Faiza Y.

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Thank you for all that you do! We know that the success of the school runs on all those involved, and we know that you are always so busy and take care of so much.  Thank you for your love and caring towards the children, and all of us.

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I just want to say thank you for the amazing, hard work you guys do trying to keep ours kids safe and the pick up running quick and smoothly. I’m sure it’s not an easy task! It’s much appreciated!

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Highmark is an amazing school because they have sports teams.  Most elementary and Jr. Highs don’t have sports teams.  I think having sports teams is also a great thing because it gets kids excited about things.

Highmark is also an amazing school because all of the teachers explain things very well.  The teachers care about the kids and I think that’s really important.  This school would be nothing without its teachers.  These are reasons Highmark is an outstanding school.

-Averi T.

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Mrs. Jones is an AMAZING teacher! When my daughter started her 6th grade year she was behind a whole grade level in math and reading. My daughter was never excited about going to school and especially not excited about doing homework. She hated to read because she didn’t like asking questions when she didn’t understand the words. Mrs. Jones is ESL certified and got my daughter back on track and on grade level. She instilled in my daughter a love for reading and she actually started to love to go to school again. She taught my daughter about integrity and that there is always a way. My daughter stopped saying “I can’t” because of Mrs. Jones. My daughter and other students in her class by the end of the year walked with their heads held up high with confidence, knowing they were reading for Junior high because of Mrs. Jones. We will follow her anywhere. We have 2 more daughters and we cant wait for her to be their teacher as well. I recommend her to everyone !!! She is the BEST!

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Our daughter had a wonderful experience in Mrs. Ronda Jones’ 6th grade class. Mrs. Jones relates so well to this age group. Her firm expectations are clear yet there is room for a little classroom fun, which makes learning so much more enjoyable!

Mrs. Jones incorporated many “real world” experiences into the curriculum. These experiences enhance their education and ready them for future responsibilities, inside the classroom and workplace. Students gained experience in using technology, public speaking, earning classroom money, creating and using a budget, creating and running a business, and performing classroom jobs. These activities augmented the standard curriculum.
Mrs. Jones proved to be an effective and caring teacher. Her students were (are) lucky to have her!

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Overall I have been very pleased with High Mark. We are grateful for the teachers and assignments our child has been involved with. I would recommend it to friends.

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Krystal, you are an angel!  Not just because you saved me this (and MANY times!) but you are always so pleasant and easy to work with!  It’s a pleasure having you in the office!!!

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If anyone is considering HighMark for their kids…….you have come to the right place! There is no other school like it, no better teachers anywhere else, no where else you could go can match or exceed what you will find at HighMark. The bar is set higher here than anywhere else!!!!After years of struggling in school, we finally have a teacher that changed everything…..Mrs Jones. Mrs Jones understands each student on their own level; some may be the shy type, some the class clown, some the avid reader, others hated to read. Mrs Jones encourages the students to be themselves, yet spread their wings and try new things. My student had a hard time focusing during class. She tried many techniques to help him focus and eventually found something that worked for him. I wasn’t exactly comfortable with my child using a partition when no one else was but then when he told me he loved it and how much it helped I couldn’t argue with this method. She also understood my child is a “Forgetful Fred.” On a weekly basis I would be in the classroom making sure things were turned in and nothing was missing. Mrs Jones understood the expectations that I hold for my son… missing work is unacceptable. She did not hold every student to this standard, as each parent feels differently and each child has their own habits; but she did understand and respect how I felt about it. Often times I would get to school just as the bell was ringing on Fridays and my student would be hard at work to finish up the last of his assignments for the week. She never pressured him to finish them, she just posted on the assignments board the missing list and held him responsible to check it. As long as he was working on it she would allow him to stay after for a few minutes to turn in the missing/often forgotten assignment.Each student also had the opportunity to create a business, run their business, have a classroom job (with salary), balance check books and earn money for the school. In 6th grade the kids were encouraged to be creative and think of things to make & sell in the school store. All the money the kids earned from the school store went into an account and at the end of the year the 6th grade was very proud to present Principal Fuller with a check for $400 to buy a snow blower for next year. Plus they had enough left over to start off next year with money already in the bank.
When I asked my student how he felt about Mrs Jones he said “Awesome.” When I asked him to elaborate a little he said, “She is strict but the more strict she was the better our class ran and the more fun we had.” I expressed how I thought that sounded crazy and he told me, “I know, it’s a mysterious thing, but it’s true! She meant business as a teacher, but we always had fun and laughed a lot too.” I have to admit I spent a lot of time in her classroom and had the pleasure of teaching her students the Junior Achievement Lessons. Every time I went into her classroom, the kids were very respectful, had a ton of fun, were amazing listeners, fantastic students, and wonderful people to be around. The students showed me respect at all times, I could tell that Mrs Jones would not allow them to behave in any other way, but she never had to correct them. I’m sure this is what my son meant by strict, but they always had a great time. I am so proud of my son for the huge turn around that he has had this year. I have seen his entire attitude change, his study habits changed, his grades went from D-F’s to mostly A-B’s. He struggled at our old school a lot. Teachers, Principals, Counselors,etc. were not helpful to him at all. They always used the excuse “There are too many kids in this class to worry about your student.” At HighMark, there are only approx 25 students per class, the Principals favorite place to be is in the cafeteria hanging out with the kids or on the soccer field playing with them. The school Counselor, Secretaries, Principal, and Teachers know most kids by name. The community in the school is small enough that it has a real Family Feel. HighMark is very luck to have found such wonderful teachers. This year the was HighMark’s first year and it is an honor to have Ronda Jones as part of that. I can’t wait for my younger student to have Mrs Jones too!

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My son came home yesterday and told me all about the school then said ” I feel really happy today, don’t know why”  I told him it was because he was going to a school where people cared about it and it shows.  Asked him to please not waste the chance to learn to love school and he promised he would try, so big thank you to all the staff and teachers who made such a great first impression on a young boy who just doesn’t give a care…usually!!

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Highmark is such a great school because it is a smaller school that has up to 30 kids in a class instead of 50.  Highmark is a new school that teaches kids about entrepreneurs and what they do.  This may give kids and idea of what they might want to do when they get older.  Highmark also gives kids a better opportunity to learn thins.  Highmark is a great school and I am glad that I chose to come here.

– Caleb R.

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I am Cody, I have been attending Highmark for 1 term now.  So far, my experience has been amazing. I love the area it’s in and the distance it is from my house.  I enjoy the teachers and the way they treat the students.  Highmark has excellent rewards and amazing ways to reward students.

Highmark is an excellent school because it has great students.  These students are smart and helpful.  Highmark has lots of sports and challenges for students to try. Highmark works their best.  They have put me in classes that have friends in them. I love Highmark, it’s a great school to go to.

-Cody E.

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I think Highmark is a really wonderful school.  It is a really good school with great teachers and staff.  This is my first year and I was nervous about making friends.  The first day of school I made a whole lot of friends.  Highmark’s goal is to bring kids into the business side of jobs.  It also teaches about great entrepreneurs.  It is a really awesome school with awesome people and staff.

-Dakota E.

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The reason I personally chose to go to this school is because I’ve always wanted to create something and sell it for what it’s worth.  I also convinced my friends to come here and experience it with me.  I have also heard great things about this school ever since my sister has gone here.

This school also has things like sports and better technology.  My last school had no sports and only white boards.  I personally love technology and sports.

-Kolby O.

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I have only been at Highmark for a couple months and what I like about this school is the faculty.  All of my teachers are really great and fun!  My teachers always have something fun to talk about every day and they sometimes involve activities.  All of the faculty is great!  Highmark has a lot of sports teams.

Highmark’s sports are Basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, etc.  These teams are really fun to play on.  The faculty are the coaches because they have a lot of experiences in the sports community.  Their sports are the best because I love sports!!

-Star T.

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Our school is amazing. I love this school because it is business based. I love that we can learn about the normal things like math and science but we also get to have advisory. Advisory teaches us the seven habits, how to be an entrepreneur and it teaches us how to be a visionary leader. This school also makes me happy because we have things that we can do individually and we have things that we can work on as a group. This school is also cool because we have HighMarket. HighMarket is a cool thing to have because it’s a cool experience to have. We get to learn what an actual entrepreneur would do. We get to learn so much stuff at this school. That’s why I love this school and think it’s amazing.

-Rachel C.

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My favorite part about Highmark Charter School is the way I can express myself. I have always enjoyed being a self employer/entrepreneur. This school gives me the opportunity to sell what I make and it doesn’t have to be challenging. I also love how welcoming the entire administration and students are to everyone. This is an amazing school filled with spectacular opportunities and people.

-Chloe S.

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Highmark is a great business focused school, and it has great morals and students in it. It also has great entrepreneurial spirit. My favorite part about it is the sports. The teachers are amazing and can keep their students interested in their class which helps us get better grades. This is an amazing school and I’m glad to be in it.

-Jacob Billman

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Highmark Charter School is my favorite school that I have ever attended! I have been here since the very first year. Highmark has such a warm, kind environment. My favorite class is probably math because of Mr. Scov. Mr. Scov makes math fun and super simple! The sports here are super good too! I played on the volleyball team this year and it was super fun! Setting to now all of the girls on the team was awesome! Can’t wait for next year.

-Alexis Taylor

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I believe Highmark Charter School is a great school for children to learn and grow. It is a great business school, where each child is known as an entrepreneur. The dress code is modest, shows respect, and is business-like! Families are together in the school, because it is a small, comfy, cozy, school. The teachers are kind, helpful, considerate, and respectful. But, each Junior High student is able to participate in sports, clubs, and activities, which keeps them involved! The elementary is always able to have field trips, and clubs, so they too are involved, which is why I love this school! The principal and staff are lovely, kind, considerate and fun, just like the teachers. I never want to leave, but since it is only k-9, I have to leave. I hope as children keep coming into HighMark, they enjoy it, just like I do!

-Kenya Jackson

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