Hillcrest High School
(718) 739-5137 (fax)
Message from the Principal:
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!!
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 from Copenhagen Open High School visited Hillcrest to
learn what life is like for an American high school student.
Our students gave them an experience to remember.
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
Hillcrest’s Model UN Team Brings Back Six Awards from
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
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
Best Delegation in Small Committee
Outstanding Performance in Committee
Commendable Performance in Committee
the Theatre Institute and all the actors who competed in the
Selected to Represent NYS at International Debate in Holland
Public Service Senior Kavina Sarju will be
going to the Hague, Holland to compete against students from
around the world.
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:
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
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
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
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.
Samia Ahmed and Abu Amin (left and right), students of Art
Teacher Karen Beckhardt (center), have been chosen from over 800
entries, as finalists in The 2012 P.S. Art Competition. The art
show will be held this summer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Student Government with Councilman James Gennaro participating
in the Queens Center for Progress' Annual Walk Saturday, April
Quick Links for Students
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If you already have an account from last year, simply
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with the same username and password.