Providing youth with positive outcomes.

Hillcrest Academy provides a safe, high school environment where students develop their skills with the help of supportive faculty and staff. Our graduates get jobs, succeed in school and return to alumni events, proud to tell us of what they have accomplished. Through our strong public-private partnership with Hamilton County Court, talented workforce, supportive communities and progressive policies, Hillcrest offers youth a chance to receive a quality education, to discover a passion in sports, the arts or vocations, and (most importantly) the chance for rehabilitation and reintegration.


  • 20,000 hours of evidence-based treatment offered each year
  • Over 7,000 hours of health, athletic and wellness programming each year


  • AdvancedED accreditation provides youth with quality education
  • Hillcrest Academy students doubled their academic growth (RIT) in reading and math


  • Annual Career Fairs support student transitions
  • 100% employed, enlisted or enrolled

How we do it:

In order to be effective, we have learned that partnerships work best, and we embrace the fact that our services will continue to evolve according to the latest research, state initiatives and the needs of our students. We have expanded the services we offer to increase family engagement, and have embraced trauma-responsive care. We work to bring hope, independence and citizenship to our future generations.

Hillcrest by the Numbers:

The minimum number of treatment hours each youth receives while at Hillcrest Academy.
Hours of community service are completed every year by Hillcrest students. They have worked in soup and food kitchens to donate food to the needy as well as volunteered at local events and charities.
Number of hours annually of staff training in evidence-based practices, operations, policy and procedure in conjunction with the University of Cincinnati Demonstration Lab at HCA.
OHSSA-Sanctioned sports offer students opportunities for competition and fun, and a normalized high school experience. Intramurals and student clubs cultivate interests and passions that can last a lifetime.