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    What makes CHHS unique?

    Columbia Heights is your hometown high school. We are extremely proud of our excellence, heritage and 21st-Century approach to learning, but most of all, our more than 800, diverse students in grades 9-12.

    To help students on their path, our teachers create relationships while helping students develop lifelong learning skills for college and career readiness. As a Hylander, you will have opportunities to experience success in academics, athletics and activities that may not be available elsewhere including AVID, College Possible, GenesysWorks and more. These programs offer valuable experience through internships, life skills, college test prep and opportunities for post-secondary education - they also help us build college and career-ready graduates.

    In 2016, Columbia Heights High School was earned a spot on the College Board's AP Honor Roll and the District was named the "AP Small District of the Year." Columbia Heights High School was ranked 55 out of 769 high schools in Minnesota by the U.S. News and World Report's 2017 Best High School Rankings.

    Columbia Heights High School is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the State Board of Education, State of Minnesota.

  •  What We Offer

    AVID: Life and career skills through college preparation for all grades.

    Pre and Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: FREE college credits earned in high school.

    Engineering: Classes that immerse students in design and construction.

    Ramp Up to Readiness: School-wide college and career preparation

    GenesysWorks: Technology internships in corporate settings.

    Power of You: Up to two FREE years of college credit earned at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) or St. Paul College.

    College Possible: ACT and college application preparation, scholarship and financial aid support for juniors and seniors.

    Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO): FREE junior and senior on-campus college courses.

    STRIVE: Rotary Club sponsored leadership development and scholarship program.  

    Academic Performance


  •  Leadership Opportunities

    Columbia Heights High School offers a diversity of student leadership opportunities including...

    • Our National Honor Society and Student Council showcase Hylanders who demonstrate outstanding leadership and academic excellence.

    • Link Crew is made up of juniors and seniors who model leadership by mentoring freshmen throughout the year.

    • Hylander Nation students promote school values through their actions and attitudes.

    • Our state-award-winning Heights Herald newspaper provides journalism students career-oriented experiences.

    • Key Club students participate in service-learning opportunities side-by-side with our local Kiwanis Club.
  • Our Accomplishments

    • 100% of AVID and College-Possible students accepted to college
    •  35 Minnesota Scholastic Arts Gold Key, Silver and Honorable Mention awards
    • 17 Advanced Placement Scholars in 2016
    • More than $230,000 annually in local scholarships awarded
    • 98% of GenesysWorks students graduate from college
    • TIES Exceptional Teacher of the Year recipient Dan Ronchak
    • Governor Dayton proclaimed Sept. 18, 2015 as Hylander Day for the State of Minnesota
    • 2017 Local 710 Teacher of the Year Erin Edwardson Stern

    Become a Hylander

    We invite you to come and visit Columbia Heights High School and find out more about Being a Hylander.

    To schedule your tour, contact Registrar Kari Martin at 763-528-4638.