Welcome to PreK and ECSE at Highland Park Elementary

PreK students working throughout the day.
  • HPE is excited to offer Pre-Kindergarten classes to our families! We have three programs to fit the needs of all hopeful students. All classes meet five days a week and follow the SPPS school year calendar. 

    1. Early Childhood Special Education Self-Contained - Half Day
    Our first class is an Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) self-contained class for students after their 3rd birthday who have qualified for Special Education. It is a half-day, morning only class that meets daily from 7:30am until 10:00am. It has 8 students who have additional needs with 1 special education teacher and 2 special education teaching assistants. 

    2. Early Childhood Special Education Self-Contained - Full Day
    We also offer an Early Childhood Special Education self-contained class that is full-day for students who are 4 years old by September 1st who have qualified for Special Education. This class will meet daily from 7:30am until 2pm, has 8 students taught by 1 special education teacher and 2 special education teaching assistants.

    3. Full-Day Pre-K
    The two full-day classes meet daily from 7:30am until 2:00pm. They have a maximum of 20 students taught by 1 general education teacher and 1 general education teaching assistant. 

     

     

Important Dates

  • November 8th
    Digital Learning Day
    (School at Home)

    November 10th
    Picture Retake Day

    November 14th
    PTA Meeting
    6p - 7p

    Book Fair Begins

    November 15th
    Conferences
    4p - 7p

    November 17th
    Conferences
    4p - 7p

    November 18th
    NO SCHOOL
    Conferences
    7:30a - 2p

    November 23rd
    PreK Family Day
    7:30a - 8:30a

    November 24 & 25
    NO SCHOOL
    Thanksgiving Break

    December 9th
    PreK Family Day
    12:30p - 2p

    December 12th
    PTA Meeting
    6p - 7p

    December 19 - 30
    NO SCHOOL
    Winter Break

  • Full Day PreK
    7:30a
    Breakfast and 
    Ease into the Day

    7:50a
    Morning Meeting with
    Read Aloud

    8:10a
    Active Learning
    Small Groups

    9:10a
    Specialists
    (PE, Art, STEAM)

    10:00a
    Lunch

    10:40a
    Bathroom Break

    10:50a
    Rest Time

    12:00p
    Independent Reading

    12:10p
    Active Learning
    Small Groups

    1:00p
    Regroup to Revisit
    2nd Read Aloud

    1:15p
    Snack
    Get ready to go

    1:20p
    Recess

    1:50p
    Dismissal