Advanced Programs

Robotics Team

HCSS Robotics Club is a great program where the students can learn, discover, innovate, and challenge themselves in a competitive environment to develop a community of students passionate about science and technology with the skills and initiative to become the next generation of leaders and create positive change in their respective career fields.We engage them in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by allowing them to work on the construction of physical robots.Finally, in addition to regular team practice vacation sessions also occur as sleep-away camps that foster scholarship and also great friendships among the students who attend.

Science Olympiad

Students are invited to participate in the HCSS Academic Team Program for Science Olympiad based on their performance in science class and on their perceived aptitude for science. The program is supervised by the science department and is designed to greatly enrich the participants’ knowledge. The objective is to field a team that will participate in regional, state, and national competitions.

Students become responsible for their own learning and thus perform better academically. A love for life-long learning is created. Finally, in addition to regular team practice vacation sessions also occur as sleep-away camps that foster scholarship and also great friendships among the students who attend.

MathCounts

A national middle school coaching and competitive mathematics program that promotes mathematics achievement through a series of fun and engaging “bee” style contests. Students meet weekly throughout the year to prepare for local, state, and national math competitions using problem-solving sessions and games.

https://www.mathcounts.org

AMC Math Team

The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society. In addition to the national AMC competition students also participate in the local Western Massachusetts Math League (WMML), where they compete with many schools in the region.”

The Western Mass Mathematics League(WMML)

AMC Website – click here