Hillcrest High School
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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!!
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
Oct 28 2013
Delegation of Educators from Sweden visit
Hillcrest showcased as a Model School in the
Nation for Common Core State Standards!
Commencing into what became an experience that enlightened us beyond our
expectations; College Day at Citi Field became the hub of a baseball game. As
college students took the floor, many high school students across the entire
borough of Queens listened intently to what they had to say. The attention being
paid to those speaking was particularly evident by students representing
Hillcrest High School. Having been given pamphlets, a tour, and enrolled into
assorted scholarship opportunities, College Day encouraged academic integrity,
responsibility, and most importantly, the courage to succeed to the best of our
abilities. At the end of this remarkable day, we even witnessed our fellow Mets
walk off the field victorious. It was a win-win situation for both the team and
Hillcrest! - Mouree Khan
The MTA has recently announced a fare increase that will occur on March 22.
This increase only applies to students using “half-fare” MetroCardsand does not affect “regular” student MetroCards; the projected increase will be
from $1.25 to $1.35 per trip.
York Times Semi-finalists pictured with their principal, Mr.
David Morrison, the AP of Guidance, Mr. John Michalos, and their
respective counselors, for their historical and impressive
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
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