Academies

  • Hillview uses an organizational structure called the Academy Model that groups students and teachers into smaller learning communities in order to provide greater attention to individual student needs and to develop a sense of community within a smaller group of students who share the same academic teachers. Each academy is approximately 100 students. Students may or may not have their academy/grade-level math teacher as that is dependent upon the student's math course.

     

    Each academy typically has at least 2 academy parents. An academy parent works closely with their own academy teachers to provide volunteer support throughout the year. Academy parents might coordinate chaperones for a field trip, solicit classroom volunteers to help with special projects and provide food for holiday celebrations and/or end of year events. If you are interested in volunteering to be an academy parent visit our Volunteer Sign Up Form.

     

    Academies & Staff for 2021-22

     

    6th Grade

    Everest: Danielle Beres (Humanities Core), Kathryn Rippentrop (Humanities Core), Medea Yob (Math), Arion Espinoza (Science)

    Olympus: Jacky Schlegel (Humanities Core), Libby Ellis (Humanities Core), Suney Park (Math), Leo Schneiderman (Science) 

    Vesuvius:  Julie Williams (Humanities Core), Joseph O’Brien (Humanities Core), Yogi Sullivan (Math), Julie Hilborn (Science)

     

    7th Grade

    Cloud Nine: Valerie Cypert (English), Shalann Kunkel (Social Studies), Jonathan Coldoff (Math), Tom Lyons (Science)

    Mavericks: Katrina Hsieh (English), Mike Rogers (Social Studies), Katrina Hagg (Math), James Green (Science)

    Pipeline: Jessica Ross (English), Marianne Santo (Social Studies), Aruna Dutta (Math), Heiko Ritter (Science)

     

    8th Grade

    Explorers: Sara Dara-Abrams (English), Kim Staff (Social Studies), Mike Doroquez (Math), Kara Connelly (Science)

    Pioneers: Christine Beirne (English), Kelly Slaughter (English), Lexy Keller (Social Studies), Sayre Dolan (Math), Daniel Valdez (Science)

    Trailblazers: David Babington (English), Mimi Nguyen (Social Studies), Michael Hickam (Math), Susan Arrington (Science)