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Attention Junior Girls
Current HPHS Juniors have the opportunity to request a nomination to be a Highland Park High School Representative for 2023 Girls State which will take place in June. More information about the Girls State Program is available on the Girls State website: Bluebonnet Girls State Website
After reading through the mission and guidelines of Girls State and confirming availability to attend the program in June, interested students must fill out the 2023 Girls State Nomination Request Form. Nomination request forms must be submitted by 3:30 p.m. on February 15th. Click here to access the 2023 Girls State Nomination Request Form
Attention SophomoresCurrent HPHS sophomores have the opportunity to apply to be the Highland Park High School Representative for the 2023 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar which will take place in the North Dallas area in early June 2023 (exact dates coming soon). More information about the HOBY Leadership Programs and specifically the State Leadership Seminar available to 10th-grade students can be found on the HOBY website. Interested students are encouraged to watch this video: After reading through the mission of HOBY and specifically the information regarding the State Leadership Seminars, and then confirming availability to attend the Texas-North Seminar in early June, interested students must write an essay in 250 words or less describing why you believe you would be a great candidate to represent Highland Park High School as the HOBY Representative. Your submission must be received by 3:30 p.m. on February 15, 2023. Please contact your counselor if you have questions. Click here to access the 2023 HOBY Application.
Highland Park High School provides a comprehensive developmental guidance program. This program provides group as well as individual assistance in a proactive manner which emphasizes the response to students' expected developmental needs at a time when those needs can be most effectively met. The Guidance Department consists of seven academic guidance counselors who work with students according to their last names and one personal counselor who assists individual students and leads small groups. The four assistants/coordinators are available to assist students, parents, and college representatives.
Mission Statement:

HPISD Professional School Counselors provide a comprehensive counseling program for all students so they are equipped emotionally, socially and academically to live healthy lives and to be contributing members of society.




Every HPISD student will be an inclusive, empathetic, resilient, engaged citizen of the global community.


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Michelle Altom


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Jon Mamula


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Stacey McNeely


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Carolyn James


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Ronny Winford


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Shawna Jandrew


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Mindy McMinn


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Lead Counselor

Christen Armer

Personal Counselor

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