PEAK on Hilltop



PEAK Application Requirements

Elgin Academy Application

  • Complete the online Elgin Academy Application.
  • Submit the $50 application fee.

Psychological Educational Evaluation

  • A comprehensive psychological educational evaluation that has been completed by a licensed psychologist within the past two years is required to determine whether PEAK is suited to your child’s needs.
  • Please contact if you need a referral for an evaluation.
  • Preferred testing includes, but is not limited to: WISC V or WPPSI IV, and WIAT-4, GORT-5, CTOPP-2.

Current School Transcripts

Educational Recommendations

  • Recommendations can be submitted by applicant's current teachers or principal.
  • Educational Recommendations must be submitted electronically.
  • Share the link to the online Recommendation Form page with the applicant's educators.

Professional Recommendations (if applicable)

  • You may submit professional recommendations from the applicant's tutors, psychologists, therapists, etc.
  • Please email recommendation letters to or mail to: PEAK on the Hilltop, 350 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.

Applicant EA visit/shadow day

  • Submit a request to schedule a student shadow day online

PEAK Evaluation Admission Testing

  • Applicants will meet with our PEAK admissions team during their shadow day visit for an academic evaluation to help determine appropriate placement within our program.
Application Process

1.  Submit Application

2.  Schedule Applicant Visit/Shadow Day

3.  Submit Required Documents