Dear Parents and Students,

    Hello! My name is Dr. Thomas Schott. I want to welcome you to the school year. I know this year will be amazing. We start off the year with great news, that is, Highland County Public Schools, both the high school and the elementary school are fully accredited. It has taken a lot of hard work from the teachers, students, and parents over the last year to reach this goal.
    As I begin this new year in Highland my enthusiasm about education continues to grow. I believe that students will learn with the support of educators, parents and the community. My philosophy on education has remained the same for the past 19 years. That is if you keep education “fun and focused” the students will learn. 
    I am excited and honored to continue to lead the school system forward as the Superintendent. I look forward to working with you to create the best educational program possible. As a school system we will “Teach for the future, while honoring the past”.
    Dr. Thomas J. Schott
    Highland County Public Schools