The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) was created by Greg Blatt, Founder and Executive Director of Coaches 4 Character. It is an annual award given to 74 male and female students from each of the 36 Greenville County middle and high schools. It will honor one male and one female from each middle and high school in grades 8 and 12 who are considered the true “unsung heroes” in their schools. These are students who might go unnoticed for one reason or another, students who are role models, who work hard and give their best effort, students who are all too often not recognized for their accomplishments, or students who demonstrate unusual commitment to academics despite various obstacles. The award ceremony will be organized and hosted by Coaches 4 Character and Greenville county school counselors. Anyone can nominate a student: faculty and staff, parents, community members, and students. The nomination form is online. Nominations open December 7, 2020 and close February 8, 2021.
Have you been wondering what you can use as a stocking stuffer for this holiday season?
Well guess what? The young ladies of the GEMS Club have the perfect gift. From now until December 11, 2020 you can order a Digital Gift Card for a dozen of Krispy Kreme doughnuts for $10 each. All you have to do is fill out the Krispy Kreme Fundraiser Google Form, use your CashApp for payment, and you will receive your card through email. It is that simple!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GEMS!
If you have any questions, email Mrs. DeCoteau.
All high schools in Greenville County will be transitioning to a block schedule beginning with the 2021-22 school year. This change will not negatively impact the courses we offer or your child's opportunity to take non-core courses of interest. Nor will it affect start or stop times. In a block schedule, students take 4 courses at a time, with each course lasting a semester instead of a full year. Some classes may continue to be yearlong depending on the course. Class periods will increase from 50 minutes to 90 minutes long. While all schedules have pros and cons, it is a major advantage for our District to be on a unified schedule. Additionally it allows students to earn 8 credits a year instead of 7, more room to take Career Center or Fine Arts classes, aligns better with dual credits and work-based learning opportunities. For more information, please see below where we have posted additional information and Frequently Asked Questions in both English and Spanish.
School counselors will discuss Block scheduling and the opportunities it may provide your child next semester during IGP conferences and class registration.
Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submission guidelines can be found embedded within our school's student entry form. Deadline for digital submissions is Tuesday, December 15, 2020. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships.
If you need help navigating through Google Classroom, take a look at the Parent's Guide. Want to get weekly updates of your student's Google Classroom assignments and activities? Email one of your student's teachers and ask to be invited as a Guardian!
Attention: For students who are new to Hillcrest, this video will provide valuable information on school life at Hillcrest. This is a prerecorded virtual orientation video by Dr. Clinger and Mrs. Jamison.
Parents: If you need forms or have any questions about School Health Services please check the GCSD Student Health Services page. You may also contact the Hillcrest High School Health Room at 864-355-3507. Thank you from your School Nurse.
Check out the latest information on our attendance policies.
The Parking Pass process will be very different this year. Please read all the information very carefully.