Frequently Asked Questions about Hillsdale College's Commitment to American K-12 Education


Hillsdale's Work with K-12 Schools

Since Hillsdale is a college, why does it care about education for K-12 students?
Does Hillsdale College own, manage, or profit from schools?
How does Hillsdale College teach all who wish to learn about K-12 education?
Does Hillsdale College charge schools, teachers, or taxpayers for its K-12 support?
How does Hillsdale College fund its work in K-12 Education?
How does Hillsdale College contract with schools and governments?
Does Hillsdale College lobby policymakers?
Who is behind Hillsdale's efforts in K-12 Education?
Does Hillsdale College use or endorse the Common Core? Does Hillsdale College use Core Knowledge? How are the two different?


Kinds of Schools

Are charter schools private schools? If not, what is the difference between conventional public, public charter, and private schools?
Can a public charter school choose who can and cannot attend?
Does Hillsdale affiliate with private schools?


Inside a Hillsdale Member School

What do Hillsdale Member Schools teach students?
Who are the teachers in a Hillsdale Member School?
Do teachers at Hillsdale Member Schools need to be certified?
Are Hillsdale Member Schools partisan or politicized?
Hillsdale College is a Christian college. Are Hillsdale Classical Schools Christian schools?
How do Hillsdale Member Schools that are charter schools teach religious topics?
How does Hillsdale differentiate its content between private religious and public charter schools?
Does Hillsdale's K-12 curriculum only focus on American history and civics?
How does Hillsdale decide what history content to teach?
Do the Hillsdale College K-12 curricular recommendations "whitewash" or "distort" history?
What do Hillsdale Member Schools teach regarding sexuality?
How are Hillsdale Member Schools different from Hillsdale Curriculum Schools?


Connecting with a Hillsdale Classical School

How does Hillsdale College start a school?
What are the first steps if I wish to start a Hillsdale Classical public charter school or a private school?
Can I visit a Hillsdale classical school?
How can I bring Hillsdale College's K-12 curricula to a school with which I am involved?
Does Hillsdale College have an online or homeschool K-12 program?


The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum

Did President Donald Trump's 1776 Commission write or create The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum?
Is The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum a response to "The 1619 Project" or its associated curricular resources?
Does The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum "glorify" the founders or "downplay" America's role in slavery?
What and how does The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum teach about racism?
What commendations has The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum received?