About Our School...

  • Hewitt Trussville High School aerial shot - front of school

    Hewitt-Trussville High School is a four-year public high school serving students in grades 9-12.  The campus is beautifully situated on wooded acreage along the Cahaba River in northeast Jefferson County.  The city of Trussville (population approximately 22,000 - and growing) forms part of the Birmingham Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) - a seven county region with a population of more than 1.1 million residents.

    School Contacts:

    205-228-4000 - main line
    Principal: Tim Salem
    Academies Director: Joy Young
    Administrative Assistant: Katelyn Windsor
    Registrar: Lauren Cooley

    Grade-Level Contacts:

    12th Grade Counselor: Laura Stalls 205-228-4103
    12th Grade Administrator: Joy Young 205-228-4029

    11th Grade Counselor: Amy Cane 205-228-4019
    11th Grade Administrator: Barry Allphin 205-228-4011

    10th Grade Counselor: Leta McGehee 205-228-4044
    10th Grade Administrator: Dawn Kilgore 205-228-4066

    9th Grade Counselor: Heather Winship 205-228-4020
    9th Grade Administrator: Corey Hall 205-228-4012

    CEEB/ACT Code:  012675
    Accreditation: Cognia  

    EMPLOYEES:
    110 (approx.)
    National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs): 5
    AHSAA Classification: 7A

    STUDENT ENROLLMENT:
    1,550 (Fall 2020 ALSDE ADM)

    CLASS OF 2021 PROFILE:

    • 369 Graduates
    • $14,198,000.00: Scholarships offered
    • 59 colleges/universities represented
    • 7: Military-bound graduates
    • 3: National Merit Finalists
    • 1: National Merit Commended Scholar
    • 21.91 Average ACT score

    CORE CURRICULUM

    ENGLISH:
    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

    MATHEMATICS:
    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

    SCIENCE:
    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

    SOCIAL STUDIES:
    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;

    REQUIRED ELECTIVES:
    Health; Career Preparedness

    FOREIGN LANGUAGES
    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

    ACADEMY PROGRAMS

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

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

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT:
    Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered predominantly to juniors and seniors.  Almost 50% of that population enrolls in an AP course and takes the culminating AP test.  Please see course descriptions on the College Board website

    AP COURSES:

    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:
    HTHS partners with Jefferson State Community College (JSCC).  JSCC instructors conduct classes on the HTMS campus.

    Dual Enrollment English 101/102
    Dual Enrollment Psychology 200/210
    Dual Enrollment Principles of Accounting 241-242
    Dual Enrollment Speech

    CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS:
    We offer two programs which provide skilled-trades training for students.  These programs culminate in 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 (Jeff State CC collaboration).  

    Fire Science Program:  Fire Science/Fire Fighter I Training Course (Trussville Fire Dept collaboration)                   

    GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA), RANKING, AND GRADING SCALE:

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

    A (90-100)
    B (80-89)
    C (70-79)
    D (60-69)
    F (59 and below)


    ATHLETICS:

    Athletic programs include basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, football, lacrosse, mountain biking, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
    Visit the HT Huskies website for all program details, rosters, schedules, and more.

    EXTRACURRICULARS:
    Band, Chorus, Drama, Yearbook, Student Council Association, Robotics, Photography, Debate, Scholars Bowl, Heritage Panel, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, etc.