Summer Programs: Summer Bridge is a two-week program offered to all incoming 9th grade students. Students are introduced to their teachers, classmates, and opportunities to visit Mid-South college campuses. Summer Bridge prepares students for transitioning from middle to high school.
Student ambassadors are responsible for bolstering school spirit, leading community service activities, serving as hosts to visitors and future Green Dot students.
The Leadership Club is a leadership-service club that works with students in the areas of college readiness and access and developing skills vital for school and life.
Diverse student body has students from Mexico, Mali, Senegal and Nigeria.
Extracurriculars: Junior Varsity and Varsity Football and Basketball, Senior Marching Band, Cross-Country and Track/Field, After-School program
Special Education: Inclusion (students with disabilities are integrated into the school to the maximum extent possible) and Functional Skills classes are offered. Students in Functional Skills classes are developmentally delayed and are offered curriculum that appropriately suits their abilities.
Parent Involvement: Hillcrest High and Green Dot Public Schools work with parents and families to address the issues they and their children face outside the classroom that can affect their learning and lives as a whole, and hosts workshops on topics such as financial literacy, gang prevention, career development, and crime prevention. Hillcrest High hosts resume writing workshops, free tax prep, and a job fair in January. Please contact Percy Hunter, Parent and Community Engagement Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Tours: Tours provided upon requests.
Hillcrest High students take part in Advisory, an intensive year-long college prep course. Through Advisory, students are introduced to FAFSA, college applications, and assistance with scholarships. There are also school academic counselors available to assist students with enrolling in the proper coursework to meet the Tennessee graduation requirements. They also assist students with college selection, financial aid, and ACT prep.
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