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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 2022 can request their final transcript by contacting Mrs. Happel at If you graduated before 2022 you will need to contact District Records at 417.523.4747, or you can request for your transcript/records here. Current students may complete this form and return it to Mrs. Happel in the counseling center. Students under the age of 18 will have to have a parent/guardian signature to request transcripts/records.