What makes CHHS unique?

  • Columbia Heights High School (CHHS) 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, CHHS was earned a spot on the College Board's AP Honor Roll and the District was named the "AP Small District of the Year." CHHS was also ranked 55 out of 769 high schools in Minnesota by the U.S. News and World Report's 2017 Best High School Rankings.CHHS is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the State Board of Education, State of Minnesota.

    We are proud to be Hylanders and know your students will be too!


Get Involved

  • We invite you to come and visit Columbia Heights High School and find out more about being a Hylander. To schedule a tour, contact Registrar Jennifer Quinteros at 763-528-4638.

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

Our Accomplishments

  • 100 percent of AVID and College-Possible students accepted to college

    More than $230,000 annually in local scholarships awarded

    98 percent of GenesysWorks students graduate from college

    TIES Exceptional Teacher of the Year recipient Dan Ronchak

    Former MN Governor Dayton proclaimed Sept. 18, 2015 as Hylander Day for the State of Minnesota

    2017 Local 710 Teacher of the Year Erin Edwardson Stern

Leadership Opportunities

  • CHHS offers diverse student leadership opportunities including...

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

    Link Crew made up of juniors and seniors who mentor 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.