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.
HCSS AP Courses page is updated. You can access 2015-2016 AP Courses information, policy and the eligibility criteria from the link below:
The proficiency test for the AP Courses will be on June 18th in the morning.
Please see Mr. Dere or the AP teacher(s) for your questions and submit your application to the main desk.
End of Year Dismissal
Class of 2015 Roaring Twenties Prom!
Honors Program Reminder
Test Schedules for MATH EOY PARCC
Don't forget that we are doing the last phase of PARCC this week! Here is the testing schedule:
Wednesday, May 20th: PARCC MATH EOY Unit 1
80 minutes (Grades 6, 7, 8, 9)
90 minutes (Grade 11 - Algebra 2)
Thursday, May 21th: PARCC MATH EOY Unit 2
75 minutes (for all grades)
PARCC Makeup days:
Friday, May 22nd
Tuesday, May 26th
10th graders will have rotational sdchedule on these days. Seniors will meet with Mr. Dere in the cafe on Wednesday and they will have senior trip on Thursday. Seniors will have to go to room 118/120 for the attendance on Thursday.