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High School Home

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 and Columbia University. 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, a Supreme Court justice and a CEO of a major pharmaceutical company, 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
Principal
Upcoming Events
Labor Day-SCHOOL CLOSED
9/1/2014

First Day for Teachers
9/2/2014

Grades 11-12 Orientation
9/2/2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Grade 7 Orientation (Parents and Students)
9/3/2014
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Math Proficiency Exams
9/3/2014
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Grade 8 Orientation (Students Only)
9/3/2014
10:45 AM to 12:30 PM

Grades 9-10 Orientation (Students Only)
9/3/2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
9/4/2014

Fall Sports Begin
9/8/2014

PTA Executive Board Meeting
9/8/2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Registration Deadline for Oct 11 SAT I/ Subject Tests
9/12/2014

ACT Exams (off-site)
9/13/2014

PTA Pre-Meetings
9/17/2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

PTA Meeting
9/17/2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Registration Deadline for Oct 25 ACT Exam
9/19/2014

Hunter Life Committee
9/19/2014
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

CAPA Meeting
9/21/2014

Grade 7 Parent Night/ Potluck
9/22/2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

HALF DAY (Periods 1-4)
9/24/2014

Grade 9 HIV/AIDS Workshop (mandatory, after 1/2 day)
9/24/2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

SCHOOL CLOSED
9/25/2014
   to 9/26/2014

I-Help Liberia Concert
9/27/2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
9/29/2014

G.O. Club Open House
9/30/2014

OPEN SCHOOL DAY FOR PARENTS
9/30/2014

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
10/1/2014

Grade 12 Parent Night: Senior Year Preview
10/1/2014
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Mock Admissions Workshop with College Admission Officers
10/1/2014
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Grade 7 Picnic (Students)
10/3/2014

Secondary School Report (SSR) Deadline for Early Decision, Early Action and National Merit Finalist Applicants
10/3/2014

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
10/6/2014

PTA Board Meeting
10/6/2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Registration Deadline for Nov 8 SAT I/ Subject Tests
10/9/2014

Principal's Coffee
10/9/2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Grade 8 Field Trip tp AMNH
10/10/2014

Hunter Life Committee
10/10/2014
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

SAT I/Subject Tests (off-site)
10/11/2014

Columbus Day-SCHOOL CLOSED
10/13/2014

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
10/14/2014

Spirit Week
10/14/2014
   to 10/17/2014

Mosaic Event
10/15/2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SPIRIT DAY (field trip for all students)
10/16/2014
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

HS Outreach Event
10/18/2014

PSAT Exam (Grades 10-11, optional; at HCHS)
10/18/2014
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Grades 7-8 Travel Class family Parties
10/19/2014

Grade 8 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
10/20/2014

Camp and Canoe Field Trip S1 #1 (Grades 11-12 PE Elective)
10/22/2014
   to 10/24/2014

Homework-Free Night
10/22/2014

CYF Jesus Day Event
10/23/2014

Grade 12 Parent Night/Potluck
10/23/2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Dodge Poetry Field Trip
10/24/2014

Grades 7-8 Halloween Dance
10/24/2014
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

ACT Exams (off-site)
10/25/2014

Grade 8 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
10/27/2014

Winter Sports Begin
10/27/2014

Community Day/Culture and Ethics Project (No Classes, Special Programming
10/29/2014

HALF DAY
10/29/2014

Grade 12 HIV/AIDS Workshop (mandatory, after 1/2 day)
10/29/2014
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Grade 9 Parent Night/Potluck
10/30/2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

AP Bio DNA Field Trip
10/31/2014

Quiz Bowl
11/1/2014

Daylight Savings Time Ends
11/2/2014

Grade 8 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
11/3/2014

PTA Board Meeting
11/3/2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Grade 8 Parent Night/Potluck
11/4/2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Registration Deadline for Dec 6 SAT I/Subject Tests
11/6/2014

Deadline for Preliminary College Lists
11/7/2014

END OF 1ST QUARTER MARKING PERIOD
11/7/2014

Registration Deadline for Dec 13 ACT Exam
11/7/2014

SAT I/Subject Tests (off-site)
11/8/2014

High School Election Assembly (Periods 4, Activities, 5)
11/10/2014

Professional Development Day-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
11/11/2014

Camp and Canoe Field Trip S1 #2 (Grades 11-12 PE Elective)
11/12/2014
   to 11/14/2014

Counseling Coffee
11/13/2014
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Hunter Life Committee, Activities/Period 5
11/14/2014
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

Fall Cultural Banquet
11/16/2014

Grade 8 American Math Competition
11/18/2014

ACT Assembly, Periods 5-9
11/19/2014

PTA Grade Rep/Committee Meetings
11/19/2014
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

PTA Meeting
11/19/2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Shakespeare Theater Performance
11/20/2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Shakespeare Theater Performances
11/21/2014
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Shakespeare Theater Performance
11/21/2014
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Shakespeare Theater Performance
11/22/2014
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Arts Day
11/24/2014
   to 11/25/2014

HALF DAY (Periods 1-4)
11/24/2014

Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/24/2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Parent/Teacher Conferences 2
11/24/2014
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

HALF DAY (Periods 5-9)
11/25/2014

Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/25/2014
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Thanksgiving-SCHOOL CLOSED
11/26/2014
   to 11/28/2014

Grade 10 Parent Night/Potluck
12/2/2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Grade 9 French UN Field Trip (after half-day)
12/3/2014

HALF DAY (Periods 5-9)
12/3/2014

PLAN Exam (after half- day)
12/3/2014

Witmer Lecture (Social Studies Guest Speaker, after half-day)
12/3/2014

Geography Bee
12/4/2014

Grade 9 Candygram Deliveries (school-wide Official)
12/5/2014

Holiday Staff Luncheon
12/5/2014

Deadline for College Lists
12/5/2014
1:00 PM

G.O. Spelling Bee
12/5/2014
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

GO Spelling Bee
12/6/2014

SAT I/Subject Tests (off-site)
12/6/2014

Final College List Due in Naviance
12/6/2014
1:00 PM

PTA Board Meeting
12/8/2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Human Rights Assembly
12/10/2014

Geography Bee
12/11/2014

PTA Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
12/12/2014
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

ACT Exams (off-site)
12/13/2014

Holiday Faculty Luncheon (coordinated by HCHS Faculty)
12/15/2014

Holiday Staff Luncheon (coordinated by HCCS Administration)
12/16/2014

Winter Choral Concert
12/16/2014
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Winter Instrumental Concert
12/18/2014
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Grade 8 Theater Festival (Students; Periods 5-9)
12/19/2014

Homecoming
12/19/2014
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Winter Break-SCHOOL CLOSED
12/22/2014
   to 1/2/2015

Registration Deadline for Jan 24 SAT I/Subject Tests
12/29/2014

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
1/5/2015

Principal's Coffee
1/7/2015
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

HCHS Entrance Exam-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
1/9/2015

Orienteering Field Trip S2 #1 (Grades 11-12 PE Elective)
1/9/2015

Registration Deadline for Feb 7 ACT Exam
1/9/2015

KAPA Meeting
1/10/2015

I-Help Liberia Concert
1/10/2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Science Bowl
1/11/2015

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
1/12/2015

PTA Board Meeting
1/12/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Grade Reps meeting with Principal/Committee Meetings
1/14/2015
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

PTA Meeting
1/14/2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

HCHS Entrance Exam Snow Date (School closed for students only if used as a snow date
1/16/2015

Hunter Life Committee, Activities/Period 5
1/16/2015
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

Building Closed for ES Admissions Round 2
1/17/2015
   to 1/18/2015

Martin L. King Jr. Day-SCHOOL CLOSED
1/19/2015

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
1/20/2015

Grade 11 Parent Night/Potluck (Hunter Scholars Program/Internship Parent Orientation)
1/22/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Mid-Term Exams
1/23/2015
   to 1/27/2015

Fall Theater Practicum Showcase (Parents invited)
1/23/2015
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Building Closed for ES Admissions Round 2
1/24/2015
   to 1/25/2015

SAT I/Subject Tests (off-site)
1/24/2015

CAPA Meeting
1/25/2015

END OF SEMESTER 1
1/28/2015

HALF DAY (Periods 1-9, short classes)
1/28/2015

Junior Semi-Formal
1/28/2015

Intersession-SCHOOL CLOSED
1/29/2015
   to 1/30/2015

SEMESTER 2 CLASSES BEGIN FOR STUDENTS
2/2/2015

PTA Board Meeting
2/2/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Grades 10-12 American Math Competition
2/3/2015

History Day Assembly
2/3/2015

Grade 11 Student College Kickoff Assembly, Activities
2/4/2015

Middle School Play
2/5/2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Middle School Play
2/6/2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

ACT Exams (off-site)
2/7/2015

Math Counts Manhattan Chapter Competition
2/7/2015

Middle School Play
2/7/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

SAYA Show
2/10/2015

Grade 11 Parent College Kickoff Night (Meet College Counselors)
2/11/2015
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Winter Science Fair (Grades 10-12)
2/12/2015

Grade 10 Valentines Day Flower Delivery (school-wide Official)
2/13/2015

Registration Deadline for Mar 14 SAT I Exam
2/13/2015

Hunter Life Committee, Activities/Period 5
2/13/2015
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

President's Week Vacation - School Closed
2/16/2015
   to 2/20/2015

Grade 6 Transition Meeting
2/23/2015
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Mosaic Event
2/24/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

JCAC Show
2/26/2015

G.O. Talent Show
2/27/2015
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Grade 8 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
3/2/2015

PTA Board Meeting
3/2/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

HALF DAY (Periods 1-4)
3/4/2015

Professional Development Day (HCCS) After Half Day
3/4/2015

Grade 11 HIV/AIDS Workshop (mandatory, after 1/2 Day)
3/4/2015
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Health Fair
3/6/2015

Grades 7-8 Spring Dance
3/6/2015
3:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Science Bowl
3/7/2015

Daylight Savings
3/8/2015

Grade 8 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
3/9/2015

Grades 9-12 National Latin Exam
3/11/2015

PTA Meeting
3/11/2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Grades 7-8 National Latin Exam
3/12/2015

Orienteering Field Trip S2 #1 (Grades 11-12 PE Elective)
3/12/2015

USH Grade 11 Field Trip
3/12/2015

Registration Deadline for April 18 ACT Exam
3/13/2015

SAT I/Subject Tests (off-site)
3/14/2015

Grade 8 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
3/16/2015

Homework-Free Night
3/17/2015

Asian Cultural Show
3/18/2015

Hunter Day for Incoming Grade 7 (2021)
3/18/2015
2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

American Invitational Mathmatics Exam
3/19/2015

Breton Music Show
3/19/2015
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Hunter Life Committee, Activities/Period 5
3/20/2015
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

HALF DAY (Periods 5-9)
3/23/2015

Parent/Teacher Conferences
3/23/2015
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Parent/Teacher Conferences 2
3/23/2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Professional Development Day-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
3/24/2015

Principal's Coffee
3/26/2015
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Musical Rep Performance
3/26/2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Musical Rep Performance
3/27/2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Musical Rep Performance 2
3/27/2015
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Math Counts NY State Competition
3/28/2015

Prison Bowl (Quiz Bowl)
3/28/2015

Musical Rep Performance
3/28/2015
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

HOLA Show
4/1/2015

Mosaic Event
4/1/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Arts Day
4/2/2015

Deadline to Input College Decision Info into Naviance
4/2/2015
1:00 PM

Spring Break-SCHOOL CLOSED
4/3/2015
   to 4/10/2015

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
4/13/2015

PTA Board Meeting
4/13/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Honors and Awards Committee (Faculty)
4/16/2015

END OF 3RD QUARTER MARKING PERIOD
4/17/2015

Grade 7 Theater Festival (Students; Periods 5-9)
4/17/2015

ACT Exams (off-site)
4/18/2015

HS Outreach Event
4/18/2015

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
4/20/2015

HCES ERB Testing Week
4/20/2015

AACS Show
4/21/2015

Counseling Coffee
4/22/2015
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Honors and Awards Committee (Faculty)
4/23/2015

Hunter Life Committee, Activities/Period 5
4/24/2015
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

Key Club Faculty Feud
4/24/2015
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Journalism Conference
4/25/2015
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Grade 7 Team Meetings Week (Faculty)
4/27/2015

USA Mathematical Olympiad
4/28/2015

Camp and Canoe Field Trip S1 #1 (Grades 11-12 PE Elective)
4/29/2015
   to 5/1/2015

Grades 7-8 Math Placement USA Mathematical Olympiad
4/29/2015

HALF DAY (Periods 1-4)
4/29/2015

Grade 11 College Fair for Parents and Students
4/29/2015
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Grade 7 Taconic Trip #1
4/30/2015

Honors and Awards Committee (Faculty)
4/30/2015

Grade 7 Taconic Trip #1
5/1/2015

KAPA Meeting
5/1/2015

Deadline to Input College Attending Info into Naviance
5/1/2015
1:00 PM

SAT I/Subject Tests (off-site)
5/2/2015

Spring Science Fair, Grades 7-8
5/4/2015

Week #1 of AP Exams
5/4/2015

PTA Board Meeting
5/4/2015
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Camp and Canoe Field Trip S2 #2 (Grade 11-12 PE Elective )
5/6/2015
   to 5/8/2015

G.O. Stump Speeches-Activities Assembly
5/6/2015

Grade 7 Taconic Trip #2
5/7/2015
   to 5/8/2015

Honors and Awards Committee (Faculty)
5/7/2015

Registration Deadline for Jun 13 ACT Exam
5/8/2015

Registration Deadline for Jun 6 SAT I/Subject Tests
5/8/2015

HS Outreach Event
5/9/2015

PTA Auction
5/9/2015

Week #2 of AP Exams
5/11/2015

Rock Climbing Field Trip #1 (Grade 11-12 PE Elective)
5/12/2015

Camp and Canoe Field Trip S2 #2 (Grade 11-12 PE Elective)
5/13/2015
   to 5/15/2015

Grade 7 Taconic Trip #3
5/14/2015
   to 5/15/2015

Washington Seminar
5/17/2015
   to 5/20/2015

AP Bio/Physiology Zoo Field Trip
5/19/2015

HALF DAY (Periods 5-9)
5/19/2015

Rock Climbing Field Trip #1 Rain Date (Grade 11-12 PE Elective)
5/19/2015

Physics Great Adventure Field Trip
5/20/2015

Rock Climbing Field Trip #2 (Grade 11-12 PE Elective)
5/20/2015

Senior Parent Panel Offers College Advice to Grade 10-11
5/20/2015
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

PTA Meeting/ Elections and Counseling report on College Admissions
5/20/2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Science Research Symposium (Grades 10-12 and guests presenting; families invited)
5/21/2015
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hunter Life Committee, Activities/Period 5
5/22/2015
11:18 AM to 12:34 PM

Memorial Day-SCHOOL CLOSED
5/25/2015

Rock Climbing Field Trip #2 Rain Date (Grade 11-12 PE Elective)
5/27/2015

Brick Prison Playhouse
5/28/2015
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

PTA Faculty/Staff Appreciation Brunch
5/29/2015
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Brick Prison Playhouse
5/29/2015
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Brick Prison Playhouse 2
5/29/2015
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Brick Prison Playhouse
5/30/2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Varsity Sports Banquet (off-site)
6/1/2015
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Senior Spring Concert
6/2/2015
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Middle School Concert
6/3/2015
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Senior BBQ Lunch (Students and Faculty)
6/4/2015

Spring Theater Practicum (Parents invited)
6/4/2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Carnival (for Students)
6/5/2015

HALF DAY (Periods 1-4)
6/5/2015

Last Day of Classes for Seniors
6/5/2015

Senior Graduation Rehearsal (at HCHS)
6/5/2015

SAT I/Subject Tests (off-site)
6/6/2015

CAPA Meeting
6/7/2015

FULL DAY-Grades 7-10
6/8/2015

NO CLASSES-Grades 11-12 except for Physics Final Exam
6/8/2015

Senior Tea (Students and Faculty)
6/8/2015
3:15 PM to 4:30 PM

Senior Honor and Awards Ceremonies
6/8/2015
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Senior Graduation Rehearsal (at HC)
6/9/2015
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

PTA Board Meeting
6/9/2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Volunteer Reception
6/9/2015
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Senior Prom
6/10/2015

Senior Graduation Rehearsal (at HC)
6/10/2015
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

HALF DAY-Last Day of Classes (Grades 7-11) Periods 1-9, Short classes
6/11/2015

Senior Breakfast (Coordinated by Grade 12 Parents)
6/11/2015

Commencement at Hunter College
6/12/2015
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

ACT Exams (off-site)
6/13/2015

Final Exams
6/15/2015
   to 6/19/2015

Incoming Grade 7 Music Auditions
6/17/2015
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Incoming Grade 7 Picnic
6/17/2015
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Math Proficiency Exams
6/19/2015
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Administrative Day
6/22/2015
   to 6/25/2015

END OF SEMESTER 2
6/25/2015
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.  

2013-2014 The Umbrella- 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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