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.
- to encourage positive behavior
- to build a community across grade levels and throughout the school
- to teach students the importance of their role in a community
This year, our Hillside houses will have a focus of giving back to the community. Students in each house will learn what it means to be part of a community, and the responsibilities of the community citizens. Community projects this year will include adopting a classroom affected by Hurricane Harvey, a canned food drive and school beautification.
- Porch party
- Grandparent's day
- Book fair
- PTA fall carnival
- College day
- Spring fling and talent show
- Explorer Class
Twice a year, students have the opportunity, with their families, to purchase books from a wide selection of age-appropriate materials. This allows families to grow their home libraries, while supporting our school.
The book fair also bring in money for the library to purchase resources such as:
- new books for the library
- books for book clubs
- author visits
- makerspace materials
On Monday of each week, beginning in the fall, 2nd through 5th graders are given the opportunity to sign up for classes after school beginning at 4 pm and ending at 5 pm. These classes are available to all students; however, there is a sign-up period each semester. For the students who qualify for bus transportation, a separate bus route is established for their transportation home at 4 pm.
Some of the courses offered in the past are Chess, Latin Dance, Sew and So, Unearthing Science, Cross Stitch, Sports/Fitness, Cupstacking, Step Team, Drama Kids, Choir for Primary ages and 4th and 5th graders, Yearbook Staff/Photography and more.