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Attending Hillside STEAM Academy 2017-18

Incoming School of Choice Students

Incoming 6th Grade Students - We will notify incoming 6th grade families of their acceptance to Hillside during the week of March 6. Once you receive notification from us, we will direct you to select your child's electives online.

 

Incoming 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students - We will be communicating with incoming 7th and 8th grade families during the week of March 10. Once you receive notification from us, we will direct you to select your child's electives online.

 

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Hillside STEAM Academy is a neighborhood school.  All available seats above and beyond neighborhood enrollment follow School of Choice application rules.  

 

IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OF A CURRENT 5th GRADE STUDENT IN ANY OF OUR SCHOOLS: If your child is currently in 5th grade in one of our schools, please click ENGLISH or SPANISH to let us know if you will keep your child at his or her current elementary school, or if you intend to enroll him or her in either your neighborhood middle school or a School of Choice for the 2017-2018 school year. 

 

IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OF A 6th GRADE ELEMENTARY STUDENT IN OUR SCHOOLS: If your child is currently in 6th grade at an elementary school, please click ENGLISH or SPANISH to let us know if you will enroll your child at your neighborhood middle school or in a School of Choice for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

FOR NEXT YEAR'S MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS: If your child is entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade from a school outside of the Simi Valley Unified School District, or if your child is a current 6th or 7th grade student at a Simi Valley middle school and you wish to change schools for the 2017-2018 school year, either to your neighborhood school or to a School of Choice, please click ENGLISH or SPANISH.

Once you have been accepted to Hillside through the School of Choice process, or you have confirmed that Hillside is your neighborhood school*, this page will help you navigate the enrollment process.

 

*Note: ALL 6th grade students must apply to attend Hillside through the School of Choice process.

Steps for Registration

Step # Task to Complete Link
1 For students NOT currently enrolled in a SVUSD school: Complete enrollment forms and turn them in to our Registrar, Wendy Hunter, in our Counseling Office. Click here
2 Once you have received confirmation that your child has been accepted at Hillside STEAM Academy: Review our Course Selection Guide to see which classes would be appropriate for your child. Click here
3 For Incoming 6th Grade Students: Click the link to the right and complete the online form.  Please refer to the course descriptions in Step 2 when selecting courses.   Click Here
4A For Next Year's 7th and 8th Grade Students (currently enrolled at Hillside): Please see your counselor.

 

4B For Next Year's 7th and 8th Grade Students (NOT currently enrolled at Hillside): New form available March 1st.  Come back then to print and fill out the form.

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For Next Year's 7th and 8th Grade Students: Consider taking Honors level classes. Please see your counselor, or email her, if you are still interested in taking an advanced class.

 

 

Enrolling at Hillside STEAM Academy

If your child is new student in the Simi Valley Unified School District,  please complete an enrollment form and return it to the Counseling Office.

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Registration: Submitting Course Requests

Course Requests
complete the worksheets
BEFORE you input your requests online
Applications for Certain Classes

 

Guideline for Priority Enrollment at Santa Susana High School

Hillside Middle to Santa Susana High School Transition

 

 

Hillside Middle School students that meet the following criteria and submit an online application to Hillside  by February 17 will be granted priority entrance into Santa Susana High School (SSHS) for the 2017-2018 school years if they have attended Hillside for two years, maintained an overall 3.0 GPA, complete a digital portfolio in an aligned area of emphasis and one of the following:

 

  • 1 year of an advanced visual art class (with an A each quarter)
    • Ceramics II A & B (full year), Drawing and Painting I (one semester) & Drawing and Painting II (one semester)
  • 1 year of an advanced music class (with an A each quarter)
    • Choral Ensemble A & B, Concert Choir A & B, Concert Band A & B, Concert Orchestra A & B
  • 1 year of an advanced dance class (with an A quarter)
    • Dance Ensemble A & B
  • 1 year of an advanced theater class (with an A each quarter)
    • Play Production A & B
  • 1 year of an advanced technology class (with an A each quarter)
    • Annual
    • Any two of the following: Computer Applications II, Computer Programming, Website Design, Graphics and Publications, Digital Photo II, Video Production, Digital Illustration
  • For Law Academy: Honors Social Studies 8 (with an A each quarter) AND 1 year Mock Trial/ Applied Legal Studies
  • For STEM Emphasis: Completion of Algebra I (with an A each quarter) AND  “PASS” in the Aerospace/NASA and/or Robotics and Engineering

OR Completion of Geometry (with a B or higher each quarter) AND “PASS” in the Aerospace/NASA and/or Robotics and Engineering

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, students must have attended Hillside for three years.

Important Notes:

  • All students interested in attending Santa Susana High School (SSHS) must complete the online School of Choice Form. The deadline for priority and lottery, if there are more applications than available spaces, is February 28th at 4:00 PM.
  • Students meeting the Hillside criteria outlined above will have priority enrollment over other students in the lottery.
  • Students not qualifying for priority enrollment into SSHS may still be selected through the regular lottery process.
  • Students transferring to Hillside Middle School in seventh or eighth grade from outside of the Simi Valley Unified School District may still be eligible for priority enrollment into SSHS by:
    • Attending their local middle school from sixth grade forward.
    • Taking STEAM-based electives at their prior school each year. If STEAM-based electives were not available at their previous school, provide a letter detailing how your child participated in STEAM activities outside of the school day.
    • Providing a transcript that documents a 3.0 overall GPA and STEAM electives.
    • Meeting the criteria listed above while at Hillside Middle School.