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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 eight 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 courses leading toward medical STEM careers, with classes such as:
AP Environmental Science,
AP Calculus, AP Spanish,
AP Computer Science,
AP English Composition,
AP English Literature,
STEM Research Academy at York College,
STEM Science Research Internship opportunities,
NASA-Global Warming and Climate Change,
Science Research-Environmental Science,
Medical Laboratory, Microbiology,
CUNY College Now Courses
Participant in NYSEF and STEM MATTERS DOE.
Humanities Honors Academy is an Honors College Preparatory Program offering scholars four-year tracks in the Humanities discipline. It offers:
Writing and publishing courses in Creative Writing,
A journalism program are offered
Plus our award-winning Model UN program provides students opportunities to participate in local, regional and international conferences.
Academy of Performing and Visual Arts is a rigorous four year program offered at Hillcrest that offers a 3 year track for:
AP 2-D Art,
Orchestra and marching band
Yearlong courses that encourage competency in the various art forms.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of arts partnerships that Hillcrest has with institutions around the city for internships and summer programs. Offers thespians unique skills such as stagecraft, film making, and playwriting all while providing the opportunity to perform in numerous productions.
Biz-Tek prepares students for college and careers in a range of business and STEM fields and engages in: