Still Researching High School Options? Two Opportunities to Learn About Hillsboro in February

It’s getting real, 8th grade parents. You child’s days at West End and as a middle schooler are winding down. If you haven’t decided where your Blue Jay will land next year, be sure you’re informed about all the great opportunities available at Hillsboro High School.

There will be a virtual tour and information night for prospective families this Thursday, February 10, from 6 to 7:30 PM. This is a high-level overview and introduction to the school (similar to the presentation at our November PTSO meeting). Click here to attend this online event.

On Tuesday, February 22, there will be an in-person open house for 8th grade families that will allow for more interaction and Q&A. Details to come for this event.


Students who are zoned for West End have a guaranteed pathway to Hillsboro. If your 8th grader is attending West End outside of your assigned zone, you do not have a guaranteed spot at Hillsboro but you do have priority (“cluster preference”) in the selection process (“lottery”). However, you MUST apply through the optional school application and you must put Hillsboro as your first choice. The application deadline is this Friday, February 11, 2022 (4:30 PM for paper applications, 11:59 PM for online applications). Click here for more information.