Higdon Hill School | Therapeutic School for Teens | Birmingham, Ala.

School Curriculum

teen male and female in school

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

Higdon Hill 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. Our continuum of care includes: Residential Treatment Center, Adolescent Program, and Group Home Programs. 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 & 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