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

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

Winter Sports Begin
10/27/2014

PTA sponsored discussion: Financing College
10/28/2014
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Contact: Haley Gorenberg

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

SPIRIT DAY (field trip for all students)-Rescheduled!
10/30/2014
8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Spirit Day has been rescheduled!  Weather permitting, we follow the same schedule for the Bear Mountain trip but on Thursday, Oct 30th.
Contact: Daniel Mozes

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

AP Bio DNA Field Trip
10/31/2014
More Events
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.  

2014-2015 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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