High School Elective Courses Survey
!!! If you have taken the survey before 10:30 pm August 18th, please re-take the survey. There was a technical problem with the survey that caused some of the information lost. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Dear HCSS 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students,
Please, take the 10th, 11th, and 12th Grades Elective Survey to get preference for enrolling in your desired course(s). If you can`t get in to your first choice of course, your second choice or other choices will be considered.
The deadline to complete this survey is Tuesday, August 25th.
The main office has new summer hours:
Monday- Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
We are closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Summer Reading 2015
HCSS Kenya Community Service Trip
The National Honor Society proudly announce its Community Service Trip to Kenya. The HCSS NHS is serving not only our community but the global community. During Spring Break of 2016, students, parents, and teachers of HCSS will be visiting Kenya. The purpose of this trip is to help and support the people in need; with the focus on orphaned children. HCSS students will have a chance to know more about other cultures, meet the local people, broaden their horizon, and get life experiences that are not available to most. During Spring Break of 2015, HCSS visited six orphanage houses and provided them with enough essential food to last about three months.
Class of 2015 - Graduation Ceremony
Community Eligibility Provision Announcement
Hampden Charter School of Science (HCSS) is pleased to announce that, partnership through Springfield Public Schools (SPS), HCSS has been added to the SPS Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) application, through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), for the 2015/2016 school year.
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 provides an alternative that eliminates the need for household applications for free and reduced price meals in high poverty Local Educational Agencies and Schools. This alternative, which is now part of the NSLP, is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP Program ensures that all students, under the age of 18, will receive school breakfast and lunch daily at no charge. Additionally, schools that participate in CEP will no longer be required to collect free and reduced priced school meals applications to determine student eligibility for free meals. Sodexo, under contract with Springfield public schools, will continue to serve as the past 6 year’s food service provider.
Tests on June 18th!
As you all know if you are applying for an AP Course or an Honors Course, you may have to pass the proficiency test (check the criteria from the school website). The test will be from the prerequisite course(s) and you need to score 80% or better.
If you are a middle school student and failing from one or more core subjects (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies), you`ll take a proficiency test from each of those subjects that you`ve failed for the year, You need to score 70% or better to promote to the next grade level.
The final average of the core science courses are averaged to determine your overall science grade. If you have a failing grade from one of the quarterly science courses but your overall science grade is a passing grade, you will not take the proficiency test. See your science teacher if you have more questions (There is a chart showing all students' science averages to be accessed by your science teachers).
There is no makeup chance for any of these proficiency tests. Please plan accordingly.