Hunter College High School

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Principal's Message
Welcome to the Hunter College High School website! As you navigate the pages on this site, please keep two words in mind: opportunity and community. Our students are afforded a rigorous, deep core curriculum and have great flexibility in planning their own academic programs in the Junior and Senior years. Options for our older students range from Constitutional Law to Organic Chemistry to Theater in New York, along with a broad selection of more traditional Advanced Placement courses in all academic disciplines and the arts, outside internships, and classes at Hunter College. The extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities for our students are expansive; students participate in our exceptional Science Research program, perform in chamber groups at Lincoln Center, or compete on national championship chess and history bowl teams or city championship soccer and fencing teams. Our students have opportunities to develop and pursue their passions both inside and outside the classroom.

When you speak to Hunter alumnae/i – whose number includes Tony-Award-winning playwrights, a Major League Baseball general manager, and a Supreme Court justice just to name a few – many will tell you that the academic preparation they received at Hunter set the table for their future success. They will also tell of teachers who provided life-long inspiration, and friendships which have been the strongest and most important of their lives. Our students take care of each other and the world around them, and we are most proud of the legacy of Hunter graduates taking their remarkable knowledge and skills out into the world to make a difference.

On behalf of the entire Hunter community, I invite you to explore this site and find out more about our school.

All the best,

Dr. Tony Fisher
Upcoming Events

Registration Deadline for Nov 7 SAT I/ Subject Tests

G.O. Club Open House
11:14 AM to 12:35 PM
Location: Auditorium


1/2 Day Periods 1-4 for GRADES 7-9 ONLY
8:00 AM to 11:14 AM

PSAT Exam (Grades 10-11, optional; at Hunter College)
8:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Grade 12 HIV/AIDS Workshop (mandatory, during half day instead of classes)
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Seniors report to HS Auditorium at 9am on Wed 10/14 half day.  Students attend the mandatory HIV/AIDS workshop while sophomores and juniors are taking PSAT.  No academic classes for grades 10-12 that morning.

Gr 9 HIV/AIDS Workshop (mandatory AFTER 1/2 day)
11:45 AM to 1:45 PM
Mandatory HIV/AIDS workshop for all 9th graders following 1-4 half day.
Eat your lunch after 4th period and report to Auditoritum by 11:45am

SPIRIT DAY (Bear Mountain field trip for all students)

Hunter Life Committee, Activities/Period 5
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM
Location: TBA
More Events
Important Documents

School Photo Order Form (scan0 2015
Families were mailed the original of the form via the PTA earlier this summer.  Additional blank forms are in the HS Main Office, but to order pictures taken during the Orientation sessions on Sept 8th and 9th, please send check and order information with your child.
School Make up pictures are scheduled for Dec 2nd.

2015-16 Year at a Glance Academic Calendar
The first day of class is September 10, 2015.  First period begins at 8:08am.

Student Summer Remediation Form 2015
This form is for current HCHS students.

HCHS Silent "Bell" Schedule
While HCHS does not use "bells" to signal class passing times, all members of the community follow the times listed on the downloadable schedule here.  Please note, full-day Wednesdays do not have an Official Period, but have an extended Activities period, so the class start/end times for periods 3 & 4 are slightly different than the rest of the week.  
Half-day schedules (periods 1-4 or periods 5-9) are indicated on the school calendar.  The periods meet during the listed times at the end of the schedule page.  

The Umbrella 2015-2016 - HCHS Handbook
THE UMBRELLA is the Hunter College High School handbook which provides an overview of the school's culture, academics, and extracurricular activities, as well as statements of official policy.
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