Each June, all Hill Top students take part in Spirit Week. Spirit Week programs are developed around the Spirit of the Hawk character education and recognition program and consist of activities, projects and experiences both on and off campus that reflect the four Spirit of the Hawk pillars of COURAGE, PERSEVERANCE, LEADERSHIP and SERVICE.
Spirit Week is anything but traditional, classroom- based education. It is an opportunity for our students to participate and learn in ways that just aren’t possible during a typical week of school. Throughout the week, our students have opportunities to broaden their understanding of the world and themselves while developing and strengthening skills that will serve them in the classroom and beyond.
While Spirit Week is not a typical, academic week of school, the activities and experiences are designed to address the social and developmental needs of our students and as such, represent an integral component of the Hill Top curriculum. In recent years, students have spent Spirit Week...
-Traveling to Puerto Rico, The Everglades and Rocky Mountain National Park.
-Constructing the Outdoor Classroom and the Middle School Patio on Campus.
-Hiking the Appalachian Trail.
-Learning CPR and First Aid.
-Developing automotive maintenance skills.
-Taking cooking classes.
-Engaging in various service projects in and around Philadelphia...
And much, much more!