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Michelle Kelley, Ext 205
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Chastity Banks, Ext 339
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(404) 846-5118
Fax: (404) 892-1770

Conant School at Hillside

Please visit our Conant School Site for classroom and teacher information, resources, record requests, and much more!

The Hillside Conant School is a place of encouragement and enthusiasm. It houses 12 state of the art classrooms with specialized media teaching tools such as Promethean Boards and Google Chromebooks and the Dorothy Cohen Library. Our school is accredited by AdvancEd and is part of the Atlanta Public School system through the Georgia Department of Education.

We have 12 certified and highly qualified Special Education and General Education teachers who are here to use their creative teaching methods and behavioral expertise. Many children enrolled at our school are entering the program at grade levels lower than expected due to their individual previous situations, environments, and behaviors. Our teachers face the challenge of remediating their skill gaps and encouraging them to move forward with their education. We also serve many students working at advanced levels and dual enrollments. We use the blended learning model to meet the needs of all students. Speech/Language and Occupational Therapy are provided through Atlanta Public Schools.

What to Expect at Conant

Upon admission into our program, you should have supplied the school with your child’s school records, IEP, eligibility reports, and all Psychological Testing. All Georgia children attending our school are actually enrolled into Atlanta Public Schools upon admission to Hillside for treatment. We are a fully accredited school which will result in your child receiving credits for the coursework they complete during their stay. Students coming from other states will be served as private school students.

Hillside is compliant with IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Section 504 which are designed to provide students with disabilities appropriate educational services designed to meet the individual needs of the student to the same extent as the needs of students without disabilities.

Hillside Conant is a School-Wide Title 1 school. All students enrolled qualify for Free & Reduced Lunches and are privy to funding through the Neglected and Delinquent Title 1 program, Title 1, Part A, as well as Priority School funding. Hillside has a policy that establishes how we create a healthy environment for the clients of Hillside for the prevention of childhood obesity and for combating problems, like Type 2 Diabetes, that are associated with poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Hillside supports total child wellbeing and believe childhood hunger should be eradicated. Kids who suffer from hunger face challenges in school, chronic illnesses and many behavioral problems. Families needing assistance with food should be directed to their local food banks. During the summer months, families may find feeding site locations here. View our Campus Wellness Policy.

Students at Conant School participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  We serve high quality, appealing, and nutritious meals and snacks to all students. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail:.S. Department of Agriculture. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 fax:         (202) 690-7442; or email:               program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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How to Know If Conant Is Right for Your Child

Children and teens who are struggling with behavioral and emotional issues often find it hard to succeed in traditional schools. Their inability to follow the rules or conform to social norms can hinder their development in a traditional school setting, and it can hold them back academically.

Teenagers, especially, may struggle with conformity. They want to fit in with their peers, and when they don’t, it can be devastating to their self-esteem. A lack of self-confidence can exacerbate the symptoms of mental health issues in kids and trigger a negative spiral.

Conant is a school specially designed for children who are facing mental health challenges and may have difficulty reaching their true potential in their previous academic setting. It provides them with a safe place to grow and learn in the context of teachers and other students who understand them. At Conant, your child will truly be surrounded by their peers.

Through structure, routine, academic support and integration with a therapy program, Conant can help your child become his or her best. The life skills your child will learn at Conant can form the basis of a fulfilling future, both academically and socially.

Dr. Christina Kennedy, our Education Director, is happy to share our school’s vision, School Improvement Plan, and Parental Involvement Policy with you upon request. Click here to access Hillside’s Conant School site for additional information.

Contact Information

Principal – Dr. Christina Kennedy, (404) 875-4551 ext. 254 |  ckennedy@hside.org

Assistant Principal – Marisa McClendon, (404) 875-4551 ext. 364 |  mmclendon@hside.org

Transition Coordinator – Cameryn Rivers, (404) 875-4551 ext. 255 |  crivers@hside.org

 

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