High School Student Resume Sample

Updated: September 2, 2020

It’s never too soon to start building your career, and the best way to do that is by building a great resume. If you’re a high school student looking to prepare for college, your first internship, or a part-time job, you want to highlight what sets you apart. Review our high school student resume sample below for suggested phrasing, structure, and content.

Here are a few resume tips and tricks to get you started:

  • Make an impression fast by keeping your resume short and highlighting your most impressive and relevant accomplishments first.
  • Proofread carefully and get a second set of eyes on your resume. Ask a teacher or family member to do a final edit.
  • Focus on the numbers and the actions. By quantifying your accomplishments and using action verbs, you’ll provide hard evidence of your ability to make an impact.
  • You don’t need to include everything. Your resume should emphasize your relevant accomplishments and skills for a particular job; it’s not your autobiography.
  • Organize your resume chronologically. There are lots of possibilities in terms of formatting your resume, but reverse chronological is the most popular for a reason—it’s clear and to the point.

Remember that the example below is meant as a guide only. Your resume needs to reflect your value-add for the specific school or role to which you’re applying. Use a format that speaks to you, and include your unique academic and other achievements!

High School Student Resume Sample




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Your High School | Huntsville, AL (May 2020)

  • Honor Roll with GPA: 3.6/4.0
  • AP Scholar with Distinction (2020)
    Average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and 3 or higher on 5+ AP Exams.
  • Smith Historian Award (May 2019)
    Given to student with exceptional accomplishments in social studies. 


Barista, Koho Coffee
Huntsville, AL (June 2017–Jan 2019)

  • Manage orders, craft custom drinks, and keep area clean in fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Five-time winner of “Employee of the Month” for consistently exceeding expectations in terms of customer service, timeliness, and efficiency.
  • Cultivated strong customer relationships through cheerful, efficient service.


Marketing + Sales, High School Yearbook Club
(Sept 2018–May 2020)

  • Collaborated with fellow students to produce aesthetically pleasing, informative 250-page yearbook for Your High School, on time and on budget.
  • Increased ads from local businesses by 23% through in-person meetings and personalized interactions.

Vice President, French Club
(Sept 2017–Dec 2019)

  • Organized engaging after-school activities to hone students’ French language abilities and build cultural knowledge, including conversation tables, films, culinary experiences, and field trips.
  • Through social media outreach and activities, increased club membership by nine students from 2016, a 50% increase.


  • Written and conversational ability in French; conversational ability in Italian.
  • Certified in CPR/First Aid (American Red Cross).
  • WordPress, HTML, and SEO.