Hillcrest Continuation School is the new name for a great program at Hillcrest Continuation High School, where students in grades 9-12 can earn their high school diploma in a small family environment with a lot of individualized attention from teachers, counselors, and administrators. There are
Hillcrest Continuation School is the new name for a great program at Hillcrest Continuation High School, where students in grades 9-12 can earn their high school diploma in a small family environment with a lot of individualized attention from teachers, counselors, and administrators.
There are exciting things going on at Hillcrest High School right now. In the 2005-2006 school year, Hillcrest opened the doors to its brand new Design Center, a technologically-equipped classroom where students can take classes through DeAnza College. Classes for college credit include AutoCAD architectural software, technical calculations, and business communications. Hillcrest also offered California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) classes in the Design Center in 2005, and an impressive number of students passed the test.
The CAHSEE is not the only test that Hillcrest students have aced. In 2005, Hillcrest High School achieved a 67-point gain on the Academic Performance Index (API), the largest growth in the entire Inglewood Unified School District. In 2006, Hillcrest students did it again, this time increasing their API score by an unbelievable 226 points! To top it off, Principal Edward Brownlee was named the school district’s 2006 Principal of the Year.
Hillcrest offers five academies for students: math/science, English/Language Arts/humanities, computers/business technology, law/public service, and health careers. Career education and work experience, made possible by the school’s many community and business partners, are emphasized at Hillcrest. After-school programs and activities, counseling/healthcare referrals, mentors and individual tutoring help to give Hillcrest students not only a well-rounded school experience, but also the support they need to be successful in school and after graduation.