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Students have access to three or more computers in every classroom.   These computers are used for teaching, skill reinforcement, assessment, desktop publishing, and research. All homeroom classrooms have Smartboards and LCD projectors installed. Two computer laboratories are in place for student and faculty use with 30 computers in each. The library media center has 70 iPads available for checkout. 

Support is provided by the library media specialist and system technologist.

We have a TIE Team, (Technology Innovation Experience), that is composed of 5 teachers, Instructional Partner, Media Specialist, Administrators, and Coordinator of Technology Integration and Innovation. Each teacher member is provided with 7 chromebooks, personalized professional learning support, access to a committed professional learning community on the school, district, and digital level and an opportunity to develop into a connected teacher leader to help sustain and further develop the innovation.   Integrated technology and the movement from a teacher-centered to a student-centered classroom, makes Hillcrest truly a school with it's vision on the future!

For more information about ECS Technology Innovation Experience please click on the link below. 

We encourage teachers to utilize ALEX. ALEX is the free, state educational web site that provides resources, including lesson plans that are linked to Alabama's Courses of Study.

System Technology Plan 2013 - 2014 

Technology Diagnostics 2013 -2014

HES Technology Tools 

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