Welcome to Hillside Academy
Home of the Exemplary Eagles
Who are we?
Hillside Academy is one of three elementary campuses that serves students who are identified as gifted and/or talented.
Students from Garland ISD who rank higher than the 90th percentile on their test scores and students who were artistically or musically talented are invited to apply for admission.
In addition to these students, neighborhood children who live in close proximity to the school are included in the school population.
The state of Texas defines a gifted and talented student as a child or youth who performs at or shows the potential for performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience or environment, and who:
- Exhibits high performance capabilities in an intellectual, creative or artistic area,
- Possesses an unusual capacity for leadership, or
- Excels in a specific academic field
Texas Education Code 29.121
Qualifying G/T students are invited to apply for a seat at one of the elementary Academies for Excellence. However, spaces are limited, and are filled with top-ranking students. All other qualifying students will be placed on a waitlist unless their parents choose to decline the Academy option.
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Be sure and order your child's yearbook for $17.99 (soft cover) or $24.99 (hard cover). The purchase deadline is April 14, 2015. You have two ways to order.
Order online by visiting www.treering.com/validate and enter our school passcode: 1013485090812526
Return the form that was in your child's Tuesday Express.
Got photos? If you've got pictures you've taken at any of our events and think they belong in the yearbook, please send all you have to Mrs. Bates. Thank you!
Garden Help Needed
We need someone to volunteer to work in the garden every two weeks for an hour or two. If you can help, please contact Mrs. Charlotte Wilson.
Have a Favorite Teacher? Go Vote!
At the end of each month a lucky GISD teacher with the most votes will be named as teacher of the month. Jupiter Chevrolet is offering keys to that teacher to drive this car for a month! So vote here by the 23rd of each month for your favorite teacher.