Letter on Inclement Weather from CEO/Superintendent

Dear HCSS East & West Students, Faculty, Parents & Guardians,

Our primary goal in Hampden Charter School of Science is to ensure that our students and staff are safe. We want to share some information regarding our school system’s inclement weather procedures and how they apply to the families whose children ride the bus to school. During the winter months, conditions may make it necessary to close schools. School policy, in general, is not to close the school unless weather and road conditions are such that the possible hazards to the children’s safety outweigh the educational value of school. When conditions are too dangerous for buses to be on the roads, schools will be closed. Hampden Charter School of Science adheres to closing judgments made by the HCSS administration.

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“HCSS provides a rigorous, college-preparatory education in a safe, supportive environment ensuring that all students will reach their highest potential academically, emotionally, and socially.”

College Preparatory School

HCSS prepares young men and women to excel in their post-secondary educations. Class of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 achieved 100% College Acceptance Rate. 96% of graduates currently pursue their college education. Class of 2018 raised over 9 million dollars in scholarships for their college education.

Attending Hampden Charter School of Science for the past five years has benefitted me enormously. The teachers, students, and staff at HCSS have encouraged my interest in the fields of mathematics and science.”

-A former HCSS Student

Science & Technology Program

The Science and Technology Program at HCSS is a highly challenging four-year curriculum which provides college-level academic experiences in science, math, and technology. 

I am a parent of two children at HCSS. One is a graduate and attending Western New England University and the other is a Junior at HCSS. HCSS allows children who would be floundering to go to flourishing. I have witnessed that on first hand with multiple students”

– HCSS parent


At HCSS, students develop passion beyond the classroom. They succeed not just in a win, but in the effort, and step back on the field each day, ready to work again.

“My son wanted no part of continuing to further his education after high school. We are proud to say that our son is now applying to college for continuing education for young adults with learning disabilities. “

-A Former HCSS Parent


HCSS encourages each student to increase his knowledge of the arts and to gain an aesthetic appreciation for the world around him. By exposing students to a colorful array of visual and performing art opportunities, the school encourages each student to discover and develop his unique talents

“Scientia Potestas Est”

AP(Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma Program

Individualized College Counseling

Extended Science and Math Program

1:1 Digital Learning Environment