About Hilltop

  • Overview

    • 24 teachers plus staff serve approximately 400 students in grades K-4 and 30 preschool students
    • Core classes: English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics and Writing
    • Hilltop runs a Day 1-4 schedule with a 65-minute daily block for technology, gym, art or music

    Technology

    • Westonka Edge21 is transforming the method by which curriculum is delivered to students and is personalizing the learning experience for students
    • As part of the district-wide 1:1 student to device initiative, each student in grades K-4 is given an iPad to use during the school day

    Academic Excellence

    • Both of Westonka's primary schools are National Blue Ribbon Award winners for "exemplary education"
    • Westonka students in grades 3 and/or 4 have scored in the Top 5 in the state on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) every year since 2006
    • Westonka's primary school students consistently score above national benchmarks on NWEA reading and math exams

    Enrichment

    • Students can learn at their instructional levels through advanced coursework options and personalized curriculum
    • Hilltop offers Gifted and Talented Education Services (GATES) for grades 3 and 4 and Enrichment coursework in grades K-2

    Intervention Services

    • The Alternative Delivery of Specialized Services (ADSIS) program provides direct instruction and services to students who may need additional academic supports to succeed in the general education environment
    • iPads, Google Chromebooks and instructional materials enhance personalized learning to support students who are struggling in reading and math

    Engineering

    • The Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum allows students to experience the work of an engineer and solve open-ended problems, applying their math, science, language arts and problem solving skills.

    Special Events and Activities

    • Hilltop's premier archery program has competed at the state and national levels
    • Imagination Celebration allows students to showcase their art and musical talents
    • The Hilltop Operetta is performed every three years
    • Students look forward to welcoming loved ones to school on Grandfriends Day
    • For over 30 years, Hilltop fourth-graders have celebrated their rite of passage into middle school at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center

    Community Education

    • Westonka Community Education offers recreation and enrichment opportunities for students in all grades. Their offerings include sports teams, Spanish classes, music lessons and more.
    • Adventure Club is a before- and after-school care program for children in grades K-4, held every day at Hilltop. 

    Parent Involvement

    • Hilltop has an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
    • Parents enjoy classroom volunteer opportunities throughout the year
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