The Hillside School and Learning Center’s day school offers both full-time and dual enrollment to students in grades 7-12.
Whether full time or dual enrolled, all students benefit from our unique combination of small class size, commitment to individualized learning, knowledgeable faculty, advanced educational technology, and strong supportive services including counseling with the school psychologist.
Dual-enrolled students are registered and take classes at a local junior or senior high school, coming to The Hillside School for one or more courses in subjects they find particularly challenging.
Some day school students will have been academically challenged due to a learning disability, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, attention issues such as ADD or ADHD, or a combination of these factors. Some students come from a school with a special education program or with an IEP or 504 Plan, but was not challenged enough academically. All day school students are of average or above-average intelligence; however, something is interfering with information intake, filing, retrieval, or output. The day school is an environment where the faculty has the time, expertise, experience, and patience to deal with these issues and offer academic success and rigorous curriculum.
Other day school students attend because they have topic-specific issues. Some of the day school students will have failed a class but are doing well in other areas. A student who has a hard time with math may only take a mathematics class at Hillside while being dual enrolled. Small class size and individualized instruction facilitates learning and accelerates the student’s progress, while boosting confidence that they can master what had been a “difficult” subject.
Day school at The Hillside School and Learning Center is a place of success. For many students, it is their first opportunity to discover that they can be successful academically and socially when they are respected, encouraged, supported and given a chance to find their own optimal learning style.
Our day school students do find academic success and move on to colleges and universities, community colleges, vocational schools, and high achievement in the workforce. It all begins at The Hillside School day school.
Admission to the full-time day school is by interview with parents, application submission, and a half-day visit by the student. A conference is held to determine the fit of the student with the structure of the program.
Admission to The Hillside School dual enrollment program is through application and an interview with the Director. Class schedules for The Hillside School dual enrollment program are synchronized with class schedules the student’s home school.