Welcome to The Hillside Academy, owned and operated by Innovative Educational Programs, LLC (IEP). We are pleased that you are interested in our school and the educational services we provide.
The Hillside Academy is a private accredited school dedicated to accommodating the educational, emotional and social needs of students with disabilities ranging in ages 3 to 21. The Hillside Academy is geared to educating children who have difficulty succeeding in the traditional classroom environment. The program addresses the unique learning needs of all students, helping them reach their full potential as educated and self-reliant members of society. Through the dedicated efforts of a staff that is CPI Certified, students acquire communication and daily living skills, as well as academic skills. In addition, by addressing and changing behaviors to more positive social functioning, the possibility is opened for greater community inclusion.
In the field of education, there is no greater challenge, nor more rewarding experience, than successfully meeting the needs of Special Education students. In the past, many Special Education students simply were lost in the system - either sent out of district in segregated settings or left adrift to find their own way, or even to drop out of school. Today, under new legal mandates, school districts are seeking creative solutions to provide more inclusive programs for the students.
IEP is a dynamic venture into creative solutions for learning, launched by one of the most successful and innovative educational teams in the United States. At IEP, our mission is to bring a new level of excellence to the educational process by providing communities with the resources to develop customized solutions to meet their specific educational needs.
IEP has a distinguished track record in Special Education, underscored by the real partnerships IEP develops with school districts across the country. We are experts in the area of developing inclusive Special Education programs designed to provide the least-restrictive environment (LRE) for children who were previously educated out of district.
IEP's programs bring children back into the community where they belong and offer them state-of-the-art Special Education instruction, inclusive of related services, saving substantial taxpayer dollars.