Recent News


Hillside Academy celebrated receiving an rating of A from Texas Education Agency with our superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopez and district officials.

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Report urgent student concerns quickly and anonymously via a new webform and app.


This Credit by Exam is reserved only for students who have registered by the Nov 22 deadline.

Tests like the Credit by Exam give 1-12 graders the chance to test out of curriculum dependent on age and score. Students have the opportunity to prove mastery in course requirements like language and earn course credit. Younger students may have the opportunity to move up grade levels. 

Interested? Learn more about Credit by Exam.

Choice of School period opens today for Grades 1-12. 

Last day for Choice of School ends January 27, 2020. 

Join PTA to discuss news and events.

Join PTA to discuss news and events.

Hillside's choir and orchestra will perform for their winter concert at Naaman Forest High School 7 p.m.

Enjoy a performance featuring holiday music.

Hillside's choir and orchestra students will perform a concert featuring holiday music at Naaman Forest High School.

Student/staff holiday

Student/staff holiday



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At Hillside we focus on teaching the whole student and offer numerous opportunities, including a specialized curriculum. You can see for yourself what makes Hillside so special!  #HillsideSoars #ChooseGarlandISD

4th graders performing and researching about Native American history

Students use researching skills to gather information from books and online resources to inspire their very own plays to perform with Ms. Jimenez in fourth grade.

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Children's author Rosie J. Pova motivates students to dream big, use their imagination, and start writing their stories for the future.

Collage of TEA Grade A celebration with Dr. Ricardo Lopez

Hillside Academy soared to success and celebrated receiving an A rating from the Texas Education Agency with Superintendent Dr. Ricardo Lopez.

Collage of pictures celebrating veterans

Veterans Captain Jimmie Ray Jackson and Lieutenant Will Marshall inspired students at Hillside along with second graders who performed an honoring tribute to all veterans.