The Highlands School Hosts Last High School Graduation Ceremony

The Highlands School, a K-8 independent school that educates students with learning differences and achievement gaps, recently celebrated its final high school graduation ceremony. The Highlands School began phasing out its high school in 2022 with plans to focus on K-8 education.

The ceremony was held at The Highlands School on May 24th and Dr. Sandra L. Kurtinitis, President of the Community College of Baltimore County, delivered an inspiring keynote address. Dr. Kurtinitis also offered each graduate a full ride to CCBC.

“I was honored to serve as this year’s Highlands School keynote graduation speaker. The importance of this year’s ceremony cannot be understated as it marked the culmination of the Highlands’ high school program. At CCBC, we believe in the power of education to transform lives,” said Dr. Kurtinitis. “We are thrilled to offer full-ride scholarships to the deserving graduates of The Highlands School, empowering them to pursue their dreams.”

“As we say farewell to our high school seniors, we do so with pride in their accomplishments and excitement for the bright futures ahead of them,” said Head of School, Claudia Nachtigal. “While they embark on their next chapter, they will forever remain a part of The Highlands School community. We look forward to continuing to serve students in Harford County and beyond as we focus our resources on K-8 education.”

The nine Highlands School high school graduates included:

  • Kasey Lauren Bakule
  • Jenna Joanne Chaky
  • Jake Allan Chen
  • Cam Logan Edness
  • Brooke Nicole Fletcher
  • Kubra Gungor
  • Keira Renee Kelley
  • Henry Carroll Kight
  • Ryan Andrew Mihm

About The Highlands School

The Highlands School is an AIMS-accredited school that specializes in educating students with learning differences and achievement gaps. Founded in 1996, The Highlands School was originally located in Street, Maryland. In 2007, The Highlands School moved to a beautiful 18-acre campus in Bel Air, Maryland that was once home to the Preakness-winning racehorse Deputed Testamony.