exterior photo of Hillcrest High, with CLAS School of Distinction logo
  • March 3, 2022

    Congratulations to Hillcrest High School! Hillcrest High is one of just 30 schools in Alabama selected as a 2021 CLAS School of Distinction. This award, from the Council of Leaders in Alabama Schools, recognizes school programs that serve as outstanding educational models for other schools. Hillcrest was selected based on its program, “Cultivating Student Growth Through Gardening.”

    “The CLAS Schools of Distinction provide excellent examples of the significant learning opportunities taking place in public education in Alabama," CLAS Executive Director Dr. Vic Wilson said. "Further, the stakeholders at every School of Distinction are to be commended for striving for excellence daily."

    The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and services to students. 166 school programs were nominated for this recognition.

    CLAS Schools of Distinction will be recognized at an awards program in May. At the program, eight CLAS Banner Schools, selected from the Schools of Distinction, will be announced. Last year, Hillcrest High was actually selected as a 2020 CLAS Banner School. Congratulations to Hillcrest on representing TCSS again in this distinguished group!