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    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:

    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. REQUIRED PROOF:  Draft of Statement
    1. 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
    1. 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.

    Best,

    Mr. Morrison

    Principal

    Hillcrest High School
  • June 2017 Regents Schedule

    Students will be receiving their Regent Exam Invites on Mon, June 5th.

    Students should check exam invites CAREFULLY for registered exams and room assignments.

    Please review full schedule (attached) and note no cell phones / electronic devices are permitted.

    Hillcrest High School
  • Supporting All of Our Students

    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.

    Hillcrest High School
  • Chancellor visits CTE High School Fair

    Chancellor Carmen Farina stops to chat with Hillcrest students at the citywide  CTE High School Fair.  Supported by Ms. Gasior & Mr. Pepenella

    Hillcrest High School
  • Students Report on Wednesday, September 7th for Program Cards and MetroCards

    Program Cards and MetroCards will be distributed from 9:00 am - 11:00 am.

    First Day of Classes is Thursday, September 8th, 2016

    Hillcrest High School
  • 2016 Summer Project Resources

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  • Chancellor's Visit

    NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visits Hillcrest

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Student Survey

AP for All

All 10th and 11th Graders should take the following AP for All survey:

Click Here for Student Survey

Letter to Guardian

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 dmorris4@schools.nyc.gov.
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

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