• School Profile 2019-20


    School Address and Description:  6450 Husky Parkway, Trussville, AL 35173

    HTHS is a four-year public high school situated beautifully on wooded acreage along the Cahaba River in Trussville, Alabama, right off Interstate 59.  Trussville is located 18 miles Northeast of Birmingham, Alabama. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. The city is categorized as suburban with retail and light industrial businesses.  City Population (Estimated based on 2010 Census) 20,150


    General Information:



    Mr. Tim Salem



    Academies Director

    Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction

    Joy Young

    Dr. Lisa Berry




    Grade Level Contacts:

    Grade 12

    Twelfth Grade Counselor

    Leta McGehee



    Twelfth Grade Administrator

    Joy Young


    Grade 11

    Eleventh Grade Counselor

    Heather Winship



    Eleventh Grade Administrator

    Barry Allphin


    Grade 10

    Tenth Grade Counselor/Grad Coach

    Laura Stalls



    Tenth Grade Administrator

    Dawn Kilgore


    Grade 9

    Ninth Grade Counselor

    Amy Cane



    Ninth Grade Administrator

    Corey Hall



    Career Coach - Jill Prince

    Administrative Assistant: Katelyn Windsor  228-4016

    Registrar:  Lauren Cooley 228-4030


    Website:  http://trussvillecityschools.com    CEEB/ACT Code:  012675


    Hewitt-Trussville High School is accredited by AdvancED.  


    Enrollment Faculty: Approximately 90

    Approximately 1487 students in grades 9-12 Undergraduate Education:  22

    Ninth Grade: 375 Students Graduate Education: 68

    Tenth Grade:  364 Students Ph.D./Doctorate:  2

    Eleventh Grade:  354 Students NBCTs:  5

    Twelfth Grade:  342 Students



    Class of 2017

    Size of Class:  361

    $13,750,000 in scholarships offered

    College-Bound Graduates:


    National Merit Recognition:  Finalists: 1 Semi-Finalists      Commended

    Average ACT:  23 (HTHS is ranked 6th in the state for its ACT score)


    College-Bound Graduates

    In-State: 92%

    Out-of-State: 8%

    Four-Year Colleges/Universities: 72%

    Two-Year Colleges/Universities: 26%





    English 9; Pre-AP English 9
    English 10; Pre-AP English 10
    English 11; AP English 11 Language & Composition; English 12; AP English 12 Literature & Composition;  Dual Enrollment  English 101 & 102

    Algebra I A; Algebra I B; Algebra I; Pre-AP Algebra I; Geometry; Pre-AP Geometry; Algebraic Connections; Algebra II w/Trig; Pre-AP Algebra II w/Trig; Pre-Calculus; Pre-AP Pre-Calculus; Discrete Mathematics; AP Statistics; AP Calculus AB; Math Investigations; AP Calculus BC; Computer Science Principles; AP Computer Science; AP Computer Science A, Dual Enrollment Precalculus
    Math Electives: Math Team

    Biology; Pre-AP Biology; Physical Science; Chemistry; Pre-AP Chemistry; Environmental Science; Earth & Space Science; Anatomy & Physiology; Physics; AP Biology; AP Chemistry; AP Environmental Science; AP Physics I; AP Physics II; AP Physics C

    World History; Pre-AP World History; AP World History; US History I; Pre-AP US History I; US History II; AP US History; Government & Economics; AP Government; AP Economics;

    Health; Career Preparedness

    French I; French II; Pre-AP French III; Pre-AP French IV; Latin I; Latin II; Pre-AP Latin III; AP Latin IV; Spanish I; Pre-AP Spanish I; Spanish II; Pre-AP Spanish II; Pre-AP Spanish III; Pre-AP Spanish IV: AP Spanish V; American Sign Language II

    Multimedia Academy
    Multimedia Design; Multimedia Publications; Digital Design
    Business Leadership Academy
    Foundations of Business Leadership; Marketing Principles; Ethics, Law and Society; Entrepreneurship; Digital Literacy for the 21st Century; Dual Enrollment Principles of Accounting I & II; Dual Enrollment Principles of Management; Dual Enrollment Microcomputer Applications; Dual Enrollment Principles of Marketing

    Biomedical Sciences Academy
    Principles of Biomedical Science; Human Body Systems; Medical Interventions; Biomedical Innovations; Emergency Medical Technician Training: Dual Enrollment EMS 118 Emergency Medical Technician; Dual Enrollment EMS 119 Emergency Medical Tech Clinical

    Engineering Academy
    Introduction to Engineering Design; Principles of Engineering; Computer Integrated Manufacturing/ Robotics; Civil Engineering and Architecture; Engineering Design and Development

    Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy
    Hospitality and Tourism; Culinary I; Culinary II

    Electrical Academy
    NCCER Electrical Technologies I; NCCER Electrical Technologies II; NCCER Electrical Technologies III

    Fire & Emergency Services Academy

    Intro to Fire Science; Fire Fighting

    Computer Science Academy

    Computer Science Essentials; AP Computer Science Principles


    Work Based Learning - Cooperative Education

    Pharmacy Technician Certification Class


    Art I; Art II; Art III; Two-Dimensional Art; 3-D Art; AP Art Studio; Portfolio Development; Digital Photography I & II; Concert Choir; Chamber Choir; Women’s Chorale; Marching Band; Wind Ensemble; Symphonic Band, Concert Band; Jazz Ensemble; Band Lab; Band Auxiliary; Theatre Arts I; Theatre Arts II; Musical Theatre; Acting

    Psychology; AP Psychology; Dual Enrollment Psychology 200 & 210; Speech; School Publications; Driver’s Ed

    LIFE PE; Aerobics; Team Sports; Recreational Sports; Weight Training; Athletics; Cheerleading; Lacrosse; Cross Country Biking

    Advanced Placement – Advanced Placement courses are offered to predominantly juniors and seniors.  Almost fifty percent of that population enrolls in an AP course and takes the culminating AP test.  Please see course descriptions on the College Board website: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/teachers_corner/index.html

    The following AP Courses are offered at HTHS:

    AP Biology

    AP Calculus AB

    AP Calculus BC

    AP Chemistry

    AP Computer Science Principles

    AP Macroeconomics

    AP English Literature and Composition

    AP English Language and Composition

    AP Environmental Science

    AP Government and Politics

    AP Latin

    AP Physics I

    AP Psychology

    AP Spanish Language and Culture

    AP Statistics

    AP Studio Art:  2-D Design

    AP Studio Art:  3-D Design

    AP Studio Art:  Drawing

    AP U.S. History

    AP World History


    Advanced Courses                                                                 

    Pre-AP coursework is offered to students in grades 9-12 in English, social studies, mathematics, science, art, and world languages.


    Dual Enrollment Credit – We have a partnership with Jefferson State Community College where our students are taught by HTHS instructors on our campus.

    Dual Enrollment English 101/102

    Dual Enrollment Psychology 200/210

    Dual Enrollment Principles of Accounting 241-242

    Dual Enrollment Speech

    HTHS Academies Program – We offer a variety of specific opportunities for students to explore areas of study before leaving high school through our Academies.  Students can pursue a path in any one of the programs or explore multiple programs. The following Academy pathways are offered at HTHS:


    Academy of Business and Finance: Foundations of Business Leadership, Digital Literacy for the 21st Century, Personal Finance, Financial Planning, Applied Finance, Ethics in Business Principles of Accounting, Marketing, Managerial Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Business in a Global Economy, and Ethics, Law & Society…..

    Biomedical Sciences Academy utilizes the Project Lead the Way Curriculum:  Principles of the Biomedical Sciences, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovations.

    Electrical Construction Academy:  NCCER Electrical Technologies 1, NCCER Electrical Technologies 2, and NCCER Electrical Technologies 3.

    Engineering Academy utilizes the Project Lead the Way Engineering Curriculum:  Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Computer Integrated Manufacturing/Robotics, Civil Engineering and Architecture, and Engineering Design and Development.

    Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy:  Hospitality and Tourism, Culinary I and II, Senior Career Pathway Project.

    Multimedia Academy utilizes the full Adobe Suite of Multimedia Programs:  Interactive Multimedia Design, Multimedia Publications, and Digital Design.

    HTHS Certification Programs – We offer two programs that provide students hands-on training in a career-area allowing students to take a certification test in order to pursue a career immediately after high school or further their college education in these areas:

    Emergency Medical Technician Training Program:  JSCC – EMS 118 Emergency Medical Technician and JSCC-EMS 119 Emergency Medical Technician Clinical (a partnership with Jefferson State

    Community College taught on the HTHS campus).  

    Fire Science Program:  Fire Science/Fire Fighter I Training Course (partnership with Trussville City Fire

    Department taught on the HTHS campus)


    A complete curriculum guide can be located on our HTHS site:     http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1938465         


    Grade Point Average and Ranking

    Official GPA is based on yearly averages in all classes and an extra quality point is allotted to advanced coursework.  

    Grading Scale


    90 - 100


    80 - 89


    70 - 79


    60 - 69


    59 & below


    Athletics - Athletic programs include basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, football, lacrosse, mountain biking, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.


    Extra-Curricular Activities

    Band, chorus, drama, yearbook, Student Council Association, robotics, photography, Debate, Scholars Bowl,

    clubs for each academic area, Heritage Panel, National Honor, National Technical Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta.


    Our Curriculum Guide, Student Handbook, and Code of Conduct are posted on our HTHS website.