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Message from the Principal:

Welcome to 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!!
Yours truly,

David T. Morrison        

 David T. Morrison, Principal



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Updated 2014-2015 Tutoring Schedule



Hillcrest In the News


Outstanding Hillcrest High School Students attended a College Fair sponsored by the NY Mets at Citi field Stadium on April 03, 2014.  The trip was organized by Mr. Cichon and chaperoned by Mr. Stormont (teacher), Ms. Akhtar (Parent Coordinator), Ms, Gayle, and Ms. Phillips (parents). 

The day began at 11:00 am with a College Prep presentation by the City University of New York. Mr. Richard P. Alvarez, University Director of Admission, explained the importance of college and benefits of student life at CUNY.  The program continued with player Q&A videos, Mr. Mets and the Pepsi Party Patrol.  Following the program students explored the College Fair on the Field Level Concourse.  At each exhibit table, students had access to admissions counselors from colleges and universities throughout the tri-state and other areas.  Students had an opportunity to ask questions and receive information from each table.   After the College Fair, everyone stayed for the game (Mets vs. Washington Nationals).___________________________________

May 9th, 2014

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, visits with Hillcrest Students


A small group of educators from an Alabama school visited Hillcrest High School to learn about its successful school structure. Photo by Bob Harris

April 28, 2014

Alabama Educators Visit Hillcrest High School

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The School Leadership Team attends the UFT Spring Conference


March 21, 2014

Chancellor Fariňa honors Hillcrest HS as a Respect For All School

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Copenhagen Visits Hillcrest Students

March 12, 2014

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 Student Leadership.

Hillcrest’s Model UN Team Brings Back Six Awards from WHISMUN Conference

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 Zombie Overpopulation.

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 performance!

Best Delegation in Small Committee

·         Sunpreet Singh

Outstanding Performance in Committee

·         Alima Khan

·         Mah Noor

Commendable Performance in Committee

·         Kazi Ahmed

·         Mark Seegobin

·         Ravina Kumar


News & Announcements

Media Arts & Music Wins 2015 Battle of the SLCs


June 2nd is Regent Testing Day

On June 2nd 2015 we will be administering the Common Core Geometry Regents.  Only students scheduled to take this exam will be in attendance.  Students are expected to be in the building by 12:45 PM and to bring their ID card, exam invitation, pen and pencil.  Students should plan accordingly due to the fact they will be in the testing room for the full 3 hours.



York College Now -  Fall 2015 Registration


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College Day @ CitiField

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


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Free Regents Tutoring

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Learn Hindi This Summer

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The  MTA has recently announced a fare increase that will occur on March 22.

This increase only applies to students using “half-fare” MetroCards and does not affect “regular” student MetroCards; the projected increase will be from $1.25 to $1.35 per trip.



Hillcrest High School's Cell Phone Policy

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Five New York Times Finalists from Hillcrest!

New 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 accomplishment.



Chancellor Fariña's Ebola Message

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