group photo of school and district staff receiving award
  • May 9, 2022

    Congratulations to Hillcrest High School! Hillcrest High is one of eight schools in Alabama selected as a 2021 CLAS Banner School. 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.”

    Hillcrest received the honor at an awards ceremony on May 9, honoring all 30 schools selected as CLAS Schools of Distinction. From the group of 30, eight schools were chosen as Banner Schools. 

    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.

    This is the second consecutive year for Hillcrest High to be named a CLAS Banner School. Congratulations to Hillcrest on representing TCSS again in this distinguished group!