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High School Curriculum

High School Curriculum

Higdon Hill School

Higdon Hill School, a division of Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services, is a private, residential specialized treatment center in Birmingham, Alabama that provides education to students in a therapeutic setting. It is a more restrictive environment than the public school setting and includes behavior modification, small group work, individualized education plans and therapeutic recreation. The school is accredited through AdvancEd, is registered with the Alabama Department of Education and meets all state criteria.

Higdon Hill School provides students an opportunity to learn in a structured, supportive environment and to achieve the skills necessary for successful transition into the community. Curriculum is geared towards adolescents ages 12–19 who are being treated for severe behavioral, emotional or mental health issues needing a continuum of care in a therapeutic setting. These services are provided to Adolescents in our Residential Treatment Center, Group home programs and our Acute Care.

The school day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:15 p.m. Students participate in all state required assessments.

Assessment(s) include:

  • Vision and hearing
  • Achievement testing
  • Individual Intellectual testing
  • Alabama state testing
  • Transition assessments
  • Situational assessments
  • Behavior assessments

Program features:

  • Alabama course of study
  • General education
  • Special education services
  • Transition services
  • Facility-based work training
  • Community-based instruction
  • Community-based work training


  • Master’s-level teachers
  • Licensed private school
  • Licensed psychometrist
  • AdvancEd accreditation

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services’ professional staff are here to help. Call 205-833-9000 or 800-292-8553 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.