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.
NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña visits Hillcrest
Hillcrest High School
About Hillcrest High School
Hillcrest is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) school that proudly offers its students a world-class education with a dynamic faculty and challenging curriculum. Our students get the benefits and warmth of a small school setting with our seven Small Learning Communities all within a large comprehensive high school that offers Advanced Placement classes and one of the largest College Now programs in New York City. Every student enters one of our SLCs which is run by one teacher-leader, one school counselor, and a dozen teachers who use rigorous instruction and data-tracking analysis to ensure credit accumulation and graduation success. Each SLC is linked to career themes and has connections to the professional world with various partnerships and internships to elite organizations from around New York City. Hillcrest offers its students several award-winning programs such as Virtual Enterprise, Model United Nations, Moot Court, Junior Achievement, HOSA, Journalism, and Theatre.
Each Small Learning Community (SLC) offers individualized educational programs:
Pre-Med provides STEM classes built on science research, exploration and internships; Medlab and Microbiology; Honors.
Media, Arts & Music allows students to explore their media and writing, artistic, and musical talents in a variety of performance and publishing mediums.
Biz-Tek provides CTE certification in Virtual Enterprise as well as CADD/CAM Engineering and Computer Science studies.
Public Service & Law includes a four-year Law sequence with Constitutional Studies, Forensics, and Criminal Justice.
Health Sciences offers CTE certified Nursing Assistants Program as well as Sports Medicine.
Teachers of Tomorrow provides teaching training and places selected students in local schools through its TAS/PERC program.
Theatre offers thespians unique skills such as stagecraft, film making, and play writing all while providing the opportunity to perform in numerous productions.
CUNY College Now Program allows students to earn college credits in: English 101 and 102; Computer Applications, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Speech Communication, Cultural Diversity, Nutrition, Health Profession,Science and Technology among others.