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
Our Life At Hillcrest
Every student enters into one of our Small Learning Communities (SLC) where they will grow their academic abilities and individual talents. Each SLC consists of a Director and Guidance Counselor to ensure academic success.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Virtual Enterprise and Certified Nursing Assistance.
Every SLC provides opportunities for students to take part in a wide array of activities including Advanced Placement classes, College Now classes, internships, trips, and clubs.
Classes either start First Period (8:02) or Second Period (8:53) depending on a student's individual program.
The school's Library and Media Center is open from 8:02 am - 3:38 pm, and you may go during your lunch period.
You must have your school ID at ALL times.
You may bring your phones to school, but may NOT use them during school hours.
Make sure to always have your gym uniform for Physical Education class.
If you are curious about a club, you may go visit them after school or go to the Fall/Spring club fair. You may also go to room 332C for a list of clubs.
YOU ARE SCANNED EVERYDAY! So make sure you arrive early to make it on time to class.
You can apply for College Now classes for college credits - speak to your Guidance Counselor.