Highlands HS

              Welcome to Highlands High School!

                                                                                     318 W. 2nd Ave.
                                                       Phone: (509) 826-8504, Fax: (509) 826-8532

Full-Time Highlands High School and Apex:

A full-time Highlands High School student (including students with Apex courses) must be enrolled for 3 class periods and must complete a .5 (half) credit each 4 weeks the student is enrolled at Highlands High.  The time period begins with the student's enrollment date.

Outreach students are required to meet the same standards as the full-time students with the exception of meeting with the teacher for 1 hour a week and 24 hours of homework completed at home.

(Apex is online courses with the student enrolled at Highlands High School as either a full-time or part-time student.)

Success Academy:

Success Academy is a credit recovery program at Highlands High School.  The expectation for a Success Academy student (including students with Apex courses) is to complete a .5 credit in a course in a semester.


Guin Joyce Guinevere Joyce, Principal
 P: (509) 826-8504
 E: gjoyce@omaksd.org

Rebekah Pfitzer Rebekah Pfitzer, Secretary
 P: (509) 826-8504
 E: rpfitzer@omaksd.org

Eric Simmons Eric Simmons, Teacher
 P: (509) 826-8547
 E: esimmons@omaksd.org

Nick Popelier Nick Popelier, Teacher
 P: (509) 826-8366
 E: npopelier@omaksd.org
 Bio: I am in my 14th year of teaching.  I taught 5 years at Paschal Sherman Indian
 School, 6 years for Omak Middle School, and am now in my 3rd year at Highlands
 High School.  I teach math, science, health, and fitness.  I also coach high school
 golf in the spring. 
Education: 2001- Bachelor of Science in Biology from Washington State University, 2003- Master of Education in Athletic Administration from Washington State University, 2009- Certified Athletic Administrator from NIAAA, 2013- Master of Science in Health and Physical Education from Central Washington University.  I am currently completing my National Board Teaching Certificate.

Highlands High School

Non-Discrimination Statement
The following policies have been adopted and are reflected in our employment practices: 
The Omak School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  This holds true for all district activities, programs, and employment opportunities. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX/RCW28A.640/RCW28A.642 Officer, as well as, Compliance Coordinator for State Laws RCW 28A.640 Sexual Equality and RCW 28A.642 Discrimination Prohibited Officer, LeAnne Olson. lolson@omaksd.org, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841, (509) 826-7687, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, John Holcomb, johnholcomb@omaksd.org, P.O. Box 833, Omak, WA 98841, (509) 826-8342. This organization complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Persons who may need some accommodation in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Office. Omak School District is a drug and tobacco free workplace. For more information on Omak School District’s Affirmative Action Plan, please visit the “District Information” section located under “Our District” on the Omak School District website at www.omaksd.orgThis organization requires a successful applicant to provide employment eligibility and verification of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.