Strategic Partnerships

Hill Learning Center doesn’t do this work alone. In addition to our base school partners where Hill students are dually enrolled, our school and district HillRAP implementation partners, and our formal research partners, Hill partners with leaders in education, business, technology, and professional development to extend our reach, develop our people, improve our programs, and evaluate our impact.

Augustine Literacy Project of the Triangle

Hill welcomes Augustine Literacy Project of the Triangle into our learning hub, providing ALP staff with office and training space, and access to Hill workshops in support of Hill's commitment to reaching struggling students who could not otherwise access Hill services.

Bell Leadership Institute

Bell Leadership Institute, a recognized leader in leadership training and executive development with headquarters in Chapel Hill, NC, provides Hill staff and faculty with access to the Bell Leadership Mastery Series training solutions grounded in over 50 years of research and experience.

Boys & Girls Club of Durham and Orange Counties

Hill and the Boys & Girls Club of Durham and Orange Counties work together to provide after-school HillRAP tutoring to 20 struggling readers each year.

Curriculum Pathways

Curriculum Pathways®—provided by SAS—and Hill are partnering to provide educators with research-based technology tools to support literacy development. Curriculum Pathways will support Hill in the development of HLS, and Hill and Curriculum Pathways will continue to develop solutions to improve student reading.

Durham Academy

Hill Learning Center has an affiliation with Durham Academy to share certain business services and facilities management. Hill also offers training in learning differences for new DA faculty, tutoring on DA campuses, and the half-day program to a small number of DA students. Hill Upper School students are also eligible to participate in DA student clubs and athletic teams.

East Durham Children's Initiative

In collaboration with the East Durham Children’s Initiative, Hill is working with 5 high-need district and charter schools to implement HillRAP via trained tutors and teachers with nearly 300 struggling readers each year.


Educyte is licensing Hill Readers content to incorporate controlled, decodable texts and comprehension questions into its online student-centered learning application that helps students develop foundational literacy skills.

Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Hill and the Professional Learning and Leading Collaborative (PLLC) at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University's College of Education are partnering to develop micro-credentials, evolve our HillRAP training, support, and implementation model to better meet the needs of educators, and evaluate the conditions for successful adoption and integration of the HLS in high-poverty schools.

KIPP Delta Public Schools

Hill is partnering with KIPP Delta in Arkansas to provide teacher professional development in foundational literacy skills and train, coach, and certify a cohort of teachers to implement HillRAP Digital with more than 100 struggling readers.

NC Department of Public Instruction

Hill collaborates and communicates with multiple departments at NC DPI to advance and align efforts to support teachers and districts across the state. Sample activities have included partnering to train Master Literacy Trainers through Read To Achieve, hosting NC DPI workshops and meetings at Hill, providing free use of Hill instructional videos in NC Reading Foundations courses, serving on the State Superintendent’s Reading Improvement Commission, and inviting each other’s staff and faculty to participate in conferences and trainings free of charge.

Poses Family Foundation

Poses Family Foundation provided Hill with pro bono advisory services to support development of a strategic vision and financial model.

Ravenscroft School

Hill partners with Ravenscroft School to provide teacher professional development in Hill methods and strategies, offers Hill’s Lower School Summer Program from the Ravenscroft campus in Raleigh, and Ravenscroft hosted a free Community Education Series event in the fall of 2018.

Special Education Leader Fellowship

Special Education Leader Fellowship

Hill partners with the Special Education Leader Fellowship (SELF) to provide Structured Literacy training to General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers who are new to teaching reading or want to develop a deeper understanding of the five components of teaching reading.

The Dyslexia Resource

The Dyslexia Resource

Hill and The Dyslexia Resource, a non-profit launched by The Schenck School in Atlanta, GA, are partnering to develop a scalable, cost-effective model for using the Hill Learning System and HillRAP Digital to provide tutoring to high-need, struggling readers.

UNC's Masters in Educational Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship

Hill partners with UNC's Masters in Educational Innovation, Technology & Entrepreneurship (MEITE) Program. This partnership will have graduate students analyzing, and ultimately recommending improvements to HillRAP Digital and online executive function courses and resources.