Hillcrest Middle School helps all students develop world class skills, life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing a challenging academic learning environment that focuses on creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration. We provide such an environment through the implementation of our school vision where the emphasis is on the total child. We demonstrate this vision by challenging our students with creative and innovative best practices and continuous professional development for our teachers.
Our developmentally appropriate school-wide curriculum is fully aligned to state standards. We continue to work hard to increase academic achievement of all students and improve teacher quality through professional development. Faculty and support staff members are dedicated to concentrating on best practices and strategies that continue to improve the educational profile and academic standing of our school. Hillcrest continues to bring new strategies into the classroom through ALEKS, READ 180, differentiated instruction, benchmark assessments, STEM activities, Making Middle Grades Work, workshops, content specific conferences, increased use of technology, and Powerful Pedagogy Sessions.
We believe that teamwork is necessary to achieve the goals of our school. Therefore, we thank our teachers, students, SIC, parents, volunteers, Shaw Air Force Base, and the community for playing an integral part in the success of our school.