The Hillsides Education Center (HEC) is a therapeutic residential and day school that offers individualized education for students experiencing social-emotional, learning, and/or behavior challenges. Our dedicated staff of educators create a community of learning and self-growth, enabling students to build skills and find academic success. HEC prides itself on helping students develop academic and social-emotional skills to create opportunity and success within and beyond the doors of school. The integration of innovative academic instruction with individualized social-emotional skill growth plans creates a community of self-reflection, support, and learning. Small class sizes, personalized attention, and routine staff collaboration ensure that individual student needs are being addressed. Students have access to individual, group, and family counseling as well as enrichment activities such as music, art, and speech therapy.
Our staff help students develop personal and social awareness, tenacity, and problem-solving skills that help them build positive self-images. Our Education Center contracts with more than 20 school districts in Southern California for residential services, day school, and in-district mental health support, allowing us to advocate and impact the lives of hundreds of students and families.
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