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Hillcrest High School College & Career Academies

  • What are academies?

    College & Career Academies are a college and career pathway experience for students at Glendale and Hillcrest high schools. The new model is a preview of college and career options to help students plan their futures. The College and Career Academy model is defined as a small, safe and supportive learning environment that is contained within a larger high school setting. Hillcrest offers the following academies and pathways.

    • Freshman Academy: Students begin their College & Career Academy experience as ninth-graders in Freshman Academy, a half-credit seminar course. Learn more about Freshman Academy here.
    • STEM Academy: Academy of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Pathways are Environmental & Natural Resource Management, Health Sciences, and Engineering/Advanced Manufacturing. Learn more about STEM Academy here.
    • BECS Academy: Academy of Business, Education, and Cyber Security. Pathways are Teaching, Business Management, and Cybersecurity. Learn more about BECS Academy here.

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  • Class of 2023 can email Mrs. Happel at to request their final transcript. If you are seeking education verification, transcripts, or records prior to the 2023 school year, please contact the Records Office for SPS at 417.523.0210 or