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Hillside Academy-East (Chicago)

3049 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612

Hillside Academy East is a preferred provider with Chicago Public Schools.

2016-2017 School Calendar

PBIS Matrix

At Hillside Academy East we believe that every child has the right to a high quality education. Like all Menta schools, Hillside Academy’s guiding principle is “we will never give up.” Hillside has a deep commitment to developing innovative strategies for ensuring that the children in our programs are not left behind. We maintain high expectations for our students, in terms of both academic and social-emotional growth, countering the prevailing prejudices commonly found in the education of children with disabilities. We understand the necessity of preparing students for success in post-secondary education, in careers, and as productive citizens of a changing 21st century world. Similarly, we maintain high expectations for ourselves as educators, using data and the problem-solving process to continue to improve our program and ensure positive outcomes for all of our students.

The staff at Hillside Academy East is dedicated to seeing each child reaches their potential in becoming 3-C Ready: College Ready, Career Ready, and Citizenship Ready. Educational services are intended to meet both the developmental and individual learning needs of each student. Classrooms are designed to be active learning environments where young people have the opportunity to experience educational and behavioral success on a daily basis.

Accreditation

  • Hillside Academy-East is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education as a nonpublic educational facility (14-7.02) for special education students in kindergarten through age 22. Hillside Academy offers elementary, middle and high school programming to children with diverse learning needs.
  • Hillside Academy-East is an approved Cluster School with Chicago Public Schools.
  • Approved Free and Reduced Lunch Provider under Illinois State Board of Education.

Professional Association Membership and Partnerships

The Menta Group affiliates are members/partners with CEC, CASE, Autism Speaks, ISBA, IAPSEC, IASA, ISBA, AASA, CCSSO, IAASE, ASCD, and many more associations that focus on the education of children with disabilities.

3049 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612, 41.87346, -87.70288299999999

"Thanks for never giving up on my son!"

-Parent of Hillside Academy Student

Adrienne Porter, BA, LSB1
Principal

Email: adrienne.porter@menta.com

Kinga Cano, MSW
Program Director

Email: kinga.balderas@menta.com

Contact Us

To learn more about Hillside Academy-East, please contact us.