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Message from the Principal:

Welcome to Hillcrest High School's Web site.  By viewing this site, you will get a glimpse into the excitement that is Hillcrest.  Hillcrest is a large cosmopolitan high school of 3,000 students.  Everyone of Hillcrest's 3,000 students chooses to be part of one of our nine Small Learning Communities (SLC's).  Each SLC has 450 or less students and has its own theme, course offerings, teachers, and guidance counselors.  Each of our eight 4-year SLC's is linked to career themes and has connections to the outside professional world.  Our eight 4-year SLC's are: Academy of Media Arts & Music, Pre-Med, Theatre, Teachers of Tomorrow, Public Service & Law, Business / Technology (BIZ / Tek), and Health Sciences.  Our one year Senior  I-Zone Academy provides enhanced strategies in learning to targeted fourth year students.  All of these SLC's have links within this website.  Hillcrest proudly focuses on learning and excellence.  Along with our SLC's, we have a most comprehensive Advance Placement or College Now Program.  Over 950 students are involved in some level of Advance Placement or College Now Program.  Hillcrest provides each of our students a safe nurturing and supportive environment, which makes learning purposeful and enjoyable.  Again, welcome to Hillcrest!!
Yours truly,

David T. Morrison        

 David T. Morrison, Principal



Hillcrest In the News


Outstanding Hillcrest High School Students attended a College Fair sponsored by the NY Mets at Citi field Stadium on April 03, 2014.  The trip was organized by Mr. Cichon and chaperoned by Mr. Stormont (teacher), Ms. Akhtar (Parent Coordinator), Ms, Gayle, and Ms. Phillips (parents). 

The day began at 11:00 am with a College Prep presentation by the City University of New York. Mr. Richard P. Alvarez, University Director of Admission, explained the importance of college and benefits of student life at CUNY.  The program continued with player Q&A videos, Mr. Mets and the Pepsi Party Patrol.  Following the program students explored the College Fair on the Field Level Concourse.  At each exhibit table, students had access to admissions counselors from colleges and universities throughout the tri-state and other areas.  Students had an opportunity to ask questions and receive information from each table.   After the College Fair, everyone stayed for the game (Mets vs. Washington Nationals).___________________________________

May 9th, 2014

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, visits with Hillcrest Students


A small group of educators from an Alabama school visited Hillcrest High School to learn about its successful school structure. Photo by Bob Harris

April 28, 2014

Alabama Educators Visit Hillcrest High School

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The School Leadership Team attends the UFT Spring Conference


March 21, 2014

Chancellor Fariňa honors Hillcrest HS as a Respect For All School

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Copenhagen Visits Hillcrest Students

March 12, 2014

Councilman Lancman Visits his Alma Mater

District 24 Councilman Rory I. Lancman visits his Alma Mater Hillcrest High School to meet with the Principal Morrison and members of Student Leadership.

Hillcrest’s Model UN Team Brings Back Six Awards from WHISMUN Conference

This February, the Model United Nations Class of Hillcrest (MUNCH) attended the first ever WHISMUN conference hosted by the School for Enterprise, Business and Technology in Brooklyn, New York. Hundreds of students from all over the city discussed and solved pressing global issues including the International Intervention in Civil Wars, Securing Women’s Equality in Developing Countries, Combating Desertification and the all favorite Crisis Committee that addressed Zombie Overpopulation.

Hillcrest walked away from the conference with a staggering six awards. Congratualtions to award-winners Sunpreet Singh, Kazi Ahmed, Mark Seegobin, Ravina Kumar, Mah Noor, Alima Khan and all the MUNCHers for their outstanding performance!

Best Delegation in Small Committee

·         Sunpreet Singh

Outstanding Performance in Committee

·         Alima Khan

·         Mah Noor

Commendable Performance in Committee

·         Kazi Ahmed

·         Mark Seegobin

·         Ravina Kumar

Freshman Open House

Oct. 22nd at 11am - 1pm

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Dear Hillcrest Students:

I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July weekend and that your summer is off to a good start.  I am writing to let you know about my 2014 College/Career Readiness Summer Assignments.  I am asking all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to complete these assignments because the summer is the perfect time to begin planning for college and career. 

Before September 19th you will have the opportunity to bring proof that you completed the three assignments described below and receive a very cool Hillcrest themed prize.

Here are the 2014 College/Career Readiness Summer Assignments:

 1.      Personal Statement Outline Assignment - This outline activity is to help you create a rough draft for your personal statement that you will use to write the personal statement essay for college admissions applications.  CLICK HERE FOR A POWERPOINT LESSON ABOUT PERSONAL STATEMENTS.   REQUIRED PROOF:  Draft of Statement

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2.      2.  Student Brag Sheet - Recommendation letters can have an important impact on you getting into a college or earning a college scholarship.  This assignment will help your teachers/guidance counselor/director write an effective letter of recommendation for you.  REQUIRED PROOF:  Completed Brag Sheet

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 3.  Create an Account on CollegeBoard.com (and remember your username/password) - With a College Board account, you can access your SAT and AP scores online, and send them to colleges. You can also register for the SAT.  Additionally, an account lets you manage your personal college list, save your scholarship searches, compare costs at colleges that interest you, and more. REQUIRED PROOF: Printout of Confirmation Email

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 All three of the above assignments will have to be completed by you sometime in your Hillcrest High School career, it is my hope that you use your time this summer productively and complete them; remember a cool prize awaits if you do!

Email me if you have any questions.  I am looking forward to seeing you in September.


Mr. Morrison, Principal


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