Signature programs

Academy for Excellence Magnet

The Academies for Excellence program offers a unique educational experience where high achievers interact with their intellectual peers.  Students are exposed to a specialized curriculum written with gifted learners in mind.  Seven National Blue Ribbon Schools titles between Garland ISD’s three elementary Academies illustrate a tradition of excellence demonstrated through exemplary teaching and learning.

Magnet Application Process

¡Gracias por considerar Hillside Academy for Excellence! Estamos orgullosos de nuestros excelente estudiantes. Obtenga más información sobre el proceso de la solicitud magnet de GISD aquí.

Learn more about the application process. 

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Hillside houses

Here at Hillside Academy for Excellence, we have established a House System. Every student and staff member is divided into one of four houses. The house system forms a community and family feeling that encourages school and house pride.

Eaglebots robotics

Hillside's robotics team started in 2018. Fourth and fifth graders are given the opportunity to apply and attend try outs for the robotics teams. These teams work together to build a robot, practice after school, and compete in VEX IQ robotics tournaments. 

Check out other programs, clubs, and activities offered at Hillside Academy for Excellence on the Activities page