Art (Full Year - 8th Grade Only for students who took Art I in 7th Grade)
Creative Publications - 8th Grade only - Morning announcement class, yearbook and school news
Exploratory Options - Two Semester classes designed for students to explore new interests. Students will get two of the following options:
- Career Action Lab - Medical Paxton Patterson Career Lab
Paired with Project Math or Project Science
- Performance and Literary Works (Drama) paired with Art
Mandarin 1-2H and 3-4H - *Only for students who attended the Desert Sage Mandarin Immersion Program.
STEM - Gateway to Technology with an engineering focus.
Spanish 1-2H and Spanish 3-4H- High school credit class (Students in Rennaisance are eligible to take Spanish 1-2H in 7th grade and Spanish 3-4H in 8th grade). All other students at Hillcrest are eligible to take Spanish 1-2H in 8th grade if they meet the academic requirements.
Teachers Assistant - Work in the counseling office, main office, library and serve as peer tutors for Math. 8th grade only and students must have good grades, attendance, and grades to be eligible.