PARCC and MCAS Makeups
We will have the PARCC makeup sessions tomorrow (Thursday 5/14) and MCAS makeup sessions on Friday for all students who missed any of the sessions of PARCC or MCAS tests.
Students will report to their first period classes and after the attendance is taken, students' names will be announced to go to the testing room.
If your student missed a test, please make sure that they had a good night sleep, a good breakfast, and are ready with a #2 pencil.
HCSS Delivers Flowers on Mother's Day!
Honor Roll Live: HCSS
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -As we near the end of the school year, Honor Roll Live traveled to one of Hampden County's most unique schools - the Hampden Charter School of Science.
Hampden Charter School of Science is a small school in Chicopee with a lot of character.
Both middle and high school students wowed everyone Friday morning with their brain power!
The robotics team and science olympiad take a hands-on approach to learning.
Our stage was set in the gym and in the spotlight, the basketball team, cheerleaders, and wrestlers who took the few seconds of fame to acknowledge their coach..
Haiti Service Trip
The Haiti Service Trip was a great success as well! Visiting Haiti, bringing food and supplies to orphanages and hospitals, and getting to know the locals proved to be a truly rewarding experience forall. You can learn more about the trip when our travelers are highlighted in upcoming news stories in the Republican and ABC40.
HCSS Traveled Europe!
Grade Promotion Policy
Grade Promotion Policy Middle School
The 6th, 7th and 8th grade promotion from one grade to another in HCSS shall be based on the following criteria:
A student must maintain a yearly average of 65 in each of English, Math, Social Studies and Science courses. The students have an option to take a make-up test from each core subject that the student failed. The student will be given review worksheets in the area of the failed subject in the last week of the school. The make-up test has to be taken by the student within the following week and the student must get a score of 70% or above to be able to promote to the next grade level.
Grade Promotion Policy High School
Students must maintain a grade average for a school year equivalent to at least 65 on a scale of 100 in order to earn the credit for the specific course. At the end of the freshman, sophomore or junior year is encouraged to make up credits or courses lost during that year. This will ensure that the number of credits necessary for graduation is achieved.
• Students may not make up more than two required courses (English, Mathematics, U.S. History, etc.) in summer school.
• The student must have all summer school courses approved by HCSS Administration.
• Courses passed in summer school or courses that are taken through tutoring outside of the normal semester or year-long timelines become a part of the student’s permanent record. A grade of Pass(P) or Fail(F) is recorded, and the grade is not calculated in the student’s GPA.
• A student must attend at least 95% of the classes (9 days) throughout the year in order to be promoted to the next grade level. More than 9 unexcused absences within one school year will result in failing. There will be no make-up exam for unexcused absences.
HCSS does not offer summer school. Students must enroll in a public school summer program from the subjects that the students have to make up.
It is recommended that a senior who has not met the graduation requirements attend an approved summer school (high school and/or college or junior college) and make up credits or required courses immediately in order to receive his/her diploma in August of the year he/she was to have graduated.
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
- Pre-ordering at all 4 lunches 4/15-5/1
- Give your money to Mr. Dout at any time between 4/15 and 5/1
- Ordering online at www.treering.com/validate. The school code is 1013273508824900 or you can search for the school by name.