School Year Program

The School Year Program at The Hill Center is designed to provide individualized instruction to K-12 students who have specific learning differences including Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Disorders in a half-day setting. Students are enrolled in either the Morning Session (8:05-11:00 am) or the Afternoon Session (12:10-3:05 pm).


Students in K-8 attend The Hill Center for instruction in reading, written language and math for three hours each day. Students in grades 9-12 are offered English, Academic Writing, Spanish, and Mathematics and may attend for one, two or three classes per day. Hill uses multisensory instruction in a highly structured environment to present a curriculum based on individual objectives. Students are placed in small classes of no greater than four per teacher.


More than 170 students from approximately 67 schools are enrolled at The Hill Center for a portion of the school day and attend the remainder of the school day in local public or private schools. This dual enrollment affords students the opportunity to receive necessary remediation in a smaller school setting while still taking advantage of the opportunities at their base school.


The Hill Center's School Year Program strives to assist each individual in realizing his or her potential by developing strengths, remediating weaknesses and experiencing success. The relationship between the teacher and student encourages participation and a willingness to attempt difficult skills. The positive, success-oriented nature of the program facilitates learning, as well as improvement of self-concept and motivation. Close communication with the student's base school helps to ensure optimum results for the student in both school environments. Progress is reported throughout the school year in the form of progress reports, grades and performance on pre- and post-testing using standardized instruments, and mastery of instructional objectives.


Enrollment at The Hill Center is generally short-term. In most instances, remediation is accomplished in three to four years and students are able to return to their base schools on a full-time basis. Along with academic remediation, emphasis is also placed on teaching compensatory strategies through a study skills curriculum which is an integral part of each class.




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