Parent Teacher Conference Evening will be Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Parent Teacher Conference Afternoon will be Friday, November 10, 2017 from 12:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Hillcrest High School
Special Bell Schedule for 10/25/17
Students may have a shortened day on 10/25/17 due to the Special Bell Schedule.
Please open the attachment to view the full schedule.
Hillcrest High School
Summer Projects Available Now!
Dear Hillcrest Students:
I know you are looking forward to your summer, but summer shouldn’t mean you stop learning and preparing for your future. I am writing to let you know that I want you to go to our school’s website, www.hillcrestweb.com, so you can access the College/Career Readiness Summer Assignments. I am asking all 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to complete these assignments because the summer is also the perfect time to begin planning for college and career.
In the Fall 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 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. 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 khanacademy.org/sat (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. With a Khan Academy account you can practice the newly designed SAT anytime, anywhere, at no cost. Additionally, a College Board 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 Emails
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.
Hillcrest High School, the DOE and the Mayor’s Office are committed to protecting the right of every student to attend public school, regardless of immigration status, national origin, or religion. The United States Supreme Court has also recognized the importance of public education for all students, including undocumented students. Your child is our top priority, and we will do everything in our power to protect that right and ensure all students get a quality education, regardless of immigration status, national origin, or religion. Please see the attached letter from the Chancellor and the FAQ.
Dear parent/guardian, As you know, Hillcrest High School is committed to fostering the highest quality learning experience for its students. As one example of this commitment, the Department of Education (DOE) has partnered with Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), a national non-profit education organization, to examine and develop the learning culture within our schools and develop strategies to increase student participation in challenging high school coursework. Our partnership with Lead Higher is in support of Mayor De Blasio’s Equity & Excellence agenda, in particular with the AP for All initiative. To support the goals of EOS and the Lead Higher initiative, we will be encouraging all students to participate in a brief survey sometime before the Thanksgiving holiday. Survey questions will address students’ views on their coursework, their school experience, and the ways in which our school supports their educational goals. Results will only be used to identify students who are prepared for more challenging coursework, and to build upon academic supports for students now and in the years to come. We will also share photos of our students with EOS to develop Student Insight Cards. The Student Insight Cards provides a multiple-measures approach for informing the important conversations that help students recognize their greater potential. The Student Insight Cards will provide school leaders and other relevant school personnel with information for recruitment efforts to identify students who will most likely benefit from an AP course. If you have not yet completed the DOE’s “Consent to photograph, film, or videotape a student for non-profit use“ please complete the form included with this letter and return it to the school. We foresee only positive benefits for your son/daughter and are excited to gather data that will enable us to better prepare all students to succeed in reaching their educational and professional goals. If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, or the partnership more generally, please do not hesitate to contact the school Principal, Mr. Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to partnering with you to ensure that students have an opportunity to engage in rigorous academic courses that support them in their pathway towards college. Sincerely, Equal Opportunity Schools and Office of Equity and Access