Accredited Education

Hillcrest Academy is an accredited, year-round private middle and high school chartered by the Ohio Department of Education. Hillcrest places a strong emphasis on its education program offering technology in every classroom, special education, credit recovery and small class sizes taught by an experienced faculty of highly qualified ODE licensed teachers who believe every student can learn and succeed.

Hillcrest’s Instructional Framework™

Reading, writing and mathematics are vital components of education, but Hillcrest emphasizes an additional 4 R’s: relationships, rigor, relevance and rituals. In the Instructional Framework™, Administrators, teachers and students work collaboratively to achieve academic goals.

Rigor: HCA classes and high school graduation requirements adhere to Common Core Standards; students easily transfer or leave with a high school diploma.
Relevance: HCA implements a personalized, culturally-relevant curriculum focused on 21st century skills.
Relationships: Teachers develop relationships and become advocates for students, supporting treatment goals in the classroom.
Rituals: Family, staff and students participate in graduations and learning celebrations; they are able to visualize the student’s continued success.

Academic Excellence

Quality Education

AdvancedED accreditation ensures each student receives a quality education from highly experienced and qualified instructors.

Academic Growth

HCA students exhibited significant academic growth in reading and math, doubling the national average for expected progress (measured by RIT scores).


Hundreds of Ohio High School Diplomas or GEDs have been awarded to HCA students in 5 years.