The Hillside Conant School is a place of encouragement and enthusiasm. It houses 11 state of the art classrooms with specialized media teaching tools such as Promethian Boards and Google Chromebooks, a monitored computer lab, and the Dorothy Cohen Library. Our school is accredited by SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and is part of the Atlanta Public School system through the Georgia Department of Education.
We have 11 certified and highly qualified Special Education and General Education teachers who are here to use their creative teaching methods and behavioral expertise. The majority of children enrolled at our school are entering the program at grade levels lower than expected due to their individual previous situations, environments, and behaviors. Our teachers face the challenge of remediating their skill gaps and encouraging them to move forward with their education. Speech/Language and Occupational Therapy are provided through Atlanta Public Schools.
Upon admission into our program, you should have supplied the school with your child’s school records, IEP, eligibility reports, and all Psychological Testing. Children attending our school are actually enrolled into Atlanta Public Schools at the same time that they are admitted to Hillside for treatment. We are a fully accredited school which will result in your child receiving credits for the coursework they complete during their stay. Hillside is compliant with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 504 which are designed to provide students with disabilities appropriate educational services designed to meet the individual needs of the student to the same extent as the needs of students without disabilities.
Hillside Conant is a School-Wide Title 1 school. All students enrolled qualify for Free & Reduced Lunches and are privy to funding through the Neglected and Delinquent Title 1 program, Title 1, Part A, as well as Priority School funding. Dr Christina Kennedy, our Education Director, is happy to share our school’s vision, School Improvement Plan, and Parental Involvement Policy with you upon request.