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Upcoming Schedule Changes

  • Wednesday March 1st & Thursday March 2nd
    Minimum Block Days
    9th - 11th graders released at 12:30

Spring 2017 AP Testing


The window is now open for students to register for AP tests.

Please visit  www.totalregistration.net/AP/053165

* Hillsdale High School students only

Grand Opening of New Building, Dedication, and Town Hall Meeting is open to all, and has been scheduled for February 27th, 5:30-7:00pm. Followed by PTSO meeting with Superintendent Dr. Kevin Skelly and Hillsdale Administration

This event is free but please register here if you plan on attending the Grand Opening.

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Families that currently attend Abbott, Bayside, Borel, or Bowditch please come to any ONE of the following sessions in the HHS Auditorium. Please plan to stay for approximately 1 hour. 

  • Wednesday, March 15th - 4:00 pm                                    
  • Wednesday, March 15th - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, March 21st - 4:00 pm        
  • Tuesday, March 21st  - 6:00 pm

All Private/Independent Schools as well as North Shoreview should attend our Orientation at Hillsdale High School in the HHS Library on Monday evening, March 13th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 

Students currently enrolled in Special Education will be sent a personalized letter notifying you of your private appointment with our Special Education Department Chair.  This appointment will likely take place on Hillsdale’s campus.

Wonder how 4 year college applications are read by admissions officers? What do they look for?

When: Tuesday, February 28 from 6-8pm in the Hillsdale library

Who:  Students (typically in their junior year) and their parents

What: Read 3 admissions applications and then meet in small groups with an experienced admissions officer who leads a discussion on what colleges look for in an applicant, as well as what every college values. Students learn first-hand how they will be evaluated.

A mini-college fair concludes the evening

Interested?  Register with Ms. Burtness in the College & Career Center, at 558-2613, via

LBurtness@smuhsd.org or https://goo.gl/forms/DLLH7egiAg4VqwGe2

Link to the case study materials: http://www.regionaladmissions.com/resources.html


The Hillsdale Effect Club proudly presents TACO DINNER, happening on Friday, March 3rd at 5:30PM in the cafeteria. For only $8, join us for a night of unlimited tacos, a free photobooth, and karaoke. You'll also help fund our annual summer study tour to Guatemala, where we'll learn more about microfinance and breaking the cycle of poverty!


Hillsdale High Recognized as "School of Opportunity"

Hillsdale High School in San Mateo is one of only 20 schools from across the country to receive recognition as a "School of Opportunity," a coveted national designation honoring excellent public high schools that engage in practices that build on students' strengths and create supported learning opportunities for all students.

The National Education Policy Center (NEPC), based at the University of Colorado Boulder, sponsors the Schools of Opportunity project, which identifies excellent public high schools that actively strive to close opportunity gaps - the differences in opportunities and resources that drive the well-known achievement gaps.

For more information about the Schools of Opportunity project, including descriptions of all recognized schools, click here.

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The GATE Parents Group has partnered with Mindful Schools to sponsor and bring their online courses, to SMUHSD for all parents, teachers and staff, free! - to you for the next year.  To learn more about mindfulness, the courses and how to sign up look here. 


Looking for more patience and less stress?  Summer is here and it might be a great time to learn a new skill MINDFULNESS.  Mindfulness is a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and environment.  Research finds that mindfulness decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, fosters compassion and strengthens emotional regulation.

Hillsdale Leadership Page!! 

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"The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment. These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55."

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. 

Click here to access the SMUHSD Title IX Policy.  

2015-2016 Hillsdale High School athletic information as it relates to SB 1349 can be accessed here