Hilltop Middle School, FLAGS (Foreign Language and Global Studies) program

Hilltop Middle School, FLAGS (Foreign Language and Global Studies) program Logo

Basic Information

Address: 44 E. J St. Chula Vista, CA 91910
County: San Diego
School District: Sweetwater Union High School District
Phone Number: 619-498-2700
Fax Number: 619-585-3576

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Additional Information

School Type: Traditional
NCES District ID: 0638640
NCES School ID: 063864006483
State District ID: 3768411
State School ID: 6062004
Founded: 1958
Ages/Grades: Grades 7 and 8
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 8:05am-3:05pm
School Days in Calendar Year: 180 days
School Colors: Blue and White
School Mascot: Falcon
School Holidays: Modified Year Round Calendar: 2 week break late September, 3 week break over winter holidays, 2 week spring break

Middle Class

School Size: 1300 students
Classroom Size: varies
Student/Teacher Ratio: 32:1

The FLAGS department is made up of a 7th grade team and an 8th grade team of teachers teaching English, Social Studies, Math, Science and Foreign Language. All students in the FLAGS program are taught by the same team of teachers, and will attend all classes except Physical Education with other FLAGS students.


FLAGS students are exposed to a challenging curriculum which is integrated across disciplines. Teachers teach with a focus on global studies to make students more aware and engaged citizens of the world. All students take a foreign language as an elective class. Currently, Spanish, Spanish for Spanish Speakers, French and Mandarin Chinese are offered.

School Performance: 2009 API 782
Support Services:

Accelerated Reader: reading class within the school day
ALEKS: math support
Credit Recovery Program: for students who need to repeat a math or English class they failed
Homework Club/Tutoring: after school

After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer Lab on campus
Each classroom has multiple computers

School Championships:

Knowledge Bowl Champions 2008-2009

School Clubs:

CJSF, Dance Club, ASB, Spanish Club, Club Friday, Yearbook, and others

Awards & Recognition: California Distinguished School
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Parking during normal school hours is always available

Admissions Requirements:

Application to the FLAGS program is required.  Selection is based primarily on students work ethic and desire to be in the program and take a foreign language.  Grades and CST scores are also reviewed.

The FLAGS program continues through the high school level at Hilltop HIgh.  Once admitted to the program, students are granted admission throughout high school as long as they maintain a "C" average.

For an application, email: kimberly.petrov@suhsd.k12.ca.us.

Admissions Deadline: April 15, 2010 with a waiting list thereafter
Mission Statement:

We, the staff of Hilltop Middle School, are dedicated to providing our students with the academic foundation for becoming productive participants in a technologically oriented global society.
We are dedicated to addressing the unique needs of the needs of middle grades students by striving to help students develop confidence, pride, and self-esteem in a safe, supportive, and positive environment.
Students learn to make personal choices which reflect a respect for their own physical and emotional well being.
We believe students develop an attitude of respect as they demonstrate concern and courtesy toward others.
Teachers, parents and students working together make the difference.

Notes/School Information:

The FLAGS program hosts several events throughout the year, including a Multicultural Fair, Hunger Luncheon, Science Fair, Portfolio NIght of student work, Math Field Day and Science Night presentations.

Students particpate in field trips throughout the year: Museum of Tolerance and Medieval Times in Los Angeles, San Diego Zoo, Old Town, and Birch Aquarium.