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If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.
HONOURS CLASS REGISTRATION
To apply for the Honours Class at Hillcrest, please fill out this google form. If you do not have a google account, you can print the Honours Application Form 2022-23, fill in the required information, and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org attention Mr. Fred Fonseca.
You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.
If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.
Please find below our printable supply lists:
Basic Supply List: this is our basic list and individual teachers or classes may request some additional items.
Opportunity Class Supply List: this list should be used for students in our Opportunity Program
Upcoming Events, Clubs & Activities
Hillcrest School provides a range of academic and curricular options. The extras are part of the experience!
Every year, we offer a variety clubs that are offered either before school, during lunch hour or after school:
Students are encouraged to participate in these clubs or start new clubs based on student interest.
Each year, a number of optional extracurricular trips are planned as enrichment activities. Since these trips are considered earned privileges, students who participate should have a record of excellent attendance and positive behaviour. It is important to note that details and prices of specific trips may vary from year to year, and not all trips will run every year. The organization of these trips depend on student interest, school scheduling and cost to families.
Our ultimate goal is student success. In order to achieve this goal, it is important that students, parents, and staff work cooperatively. To maximize academic success we believe in creating an environment that provides optimal learning experiences and prepares our students for high school. To achieve this success, we emphasize regular attendance at school, arriving on time and ready to learn, students being diligent in their studies, and completing homework and assignments on time.
Our staff is committed to providing enriching learning experiences and opportunities for individual student success. We also hold students directly responsible for assuming their role in our partnership. We will support students who are not able to meet requirements through tutorials, individual support, extended learning opportunities, and parent contact.
We know that student behavior has a direct impact on student success academically. Knowing this, we have placed a high priority on ensuring student conduct meets acceptable standards. In this way, we can ensure that the learning environment is protected for all students. This means that students need to arrive at school on time, be prepared to learn and demonstrate appropriate behavior in a variety of situations. The underlying goal is to maximize the safety and well-being of our students at Hillcrest School.
Developing responsible citizens is paramount as one of the responsibilities of education. To meet this expectation, Hillcrest School continues to be a leader of schools in connecting with our community. We are highly involved in community service-related activities. Our students are encouraged to participate in community activities through school-wide projects and individually. At the school level, our students have opportunities to participate in a variety of community service events such as Crest for the Cure, Hillcrest Greetings, the United Way, and other current events.
At Hillcrest School, our daily commitment is demonstrated through our diverse and dynamic school spirit, student programming and extracurricular offerings.
Our school is focused on maximizing opportunities for students to learn and grow, both personally and academically. We intentionally build school community and teach citizenship. We embrace diversity and program for student differences through our French and Mandarin second language programs, our English Language Learner supports, and our Gay-Straight Alliance.
We encourage creativity in our students as they explore arts and technology in our arts, drama, music, band, and visual communication courses and clubs. In addition, we offer outstanding opportunities for students to develop their health and wellness through physical education, outdoor education, sports performance, and a variety of extracurricular athletics. Students are challenged to develop their leadership skills through our leadership option and the Student Activities extracurricular program.
To begin exploring career pathways, students can try construction, foods, computer and fashion courses. For students interested in more academic enrichment, they can declare interest in being in our Honours Class. Technology is often integrated into instruction with the use of our updated computer lab and class sets of Chromebook carts. We also have a Bring Your Own Device opportunity for students who prefer this.
Our highly-skilled staff are tenaciously positive and persistent in setting high expectations for learning and conduct and providing timely supports to ensure all students are achieving and thriving. Building relationships with students is essential to any learning and that is what our staff strive to do.
Communication between home and school
One of the strengths of Hillcrest School is the strong relationships we develop between students, parents, and our staff. Open communication between the home and school is a key factor in the success of our students.
We have a variety of methods for parents to contact our staff including phone calls, email, and meetings (virtual or in-person) as needed. We also use SchoolZone to provide parents and students with course outlines, school and Division news as well as Individual Student Reports and Progress Reports. In addition, monthly newsletters are uploaded to Schoolzone giving an overview of the monthly activities and events, and school news and information. We also keep the School Calendar on our school’s website up-to-date, so parents can always see what’s going on at Hillcrest.
We have an active School Council that meets regularly to support and enhance the student experience. We are accountable to our parent community to report on school happenings, practices, and our budget. We welcome open, honest dialogue with parents to help inform our decisions.
Please feel free to contact me anytime. 780 489-2516
Fred Fonseca Fred.Fonseca@epsb.ca