Dear HCSS Students, Parents, and Guardians:

As a college preparatory school, we at Hampden Charter School of Science are proud of our successes and look forward to another exciting and productive school year. HCSS faculty and staff truly exemplify our mission of providing opportunities and resources for all students.

We take a lot of pride in our diverse school community, and you are a vital part of it. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment that leads to high achievement and individual excellence.  Our mission is to empower our students with the support necessary to reach their highest potential and to strengthen their preparation for college and career.

Academic excellence achieved through engaging classroom instruction that is rigorous, relevant, and collaborative is our hallmark. We will continue to provide abundant opportunities for our students to be challenged to learn and grow through our 1:1 Chromebook program, honor and advanced placement courses, the AP Capstone Diploma program, advanced science programs, strong extra-curricular and athletic programs, and comprehensive college guidance. We are looking forward to the new school year confident that your child’s learning experiences at HCSS will be successful and happy.

Our goal is to personalize education for every student and to exceed our accomplishments in all subject areas. Together we will set goals that will guide us successfully, with students as active participants in their education. This means that students have the responsibility to attend class every day, on time; to be prepared and involved in classroom activities; to do the required work thoughtfully, and to be respectful members of our school community.

This goal can be achieved only with your continued support. We value your input and look forward to the powerful collaboration of the student-teacher-parent triad, in order to continue with our successes.

Communication is key to the success of a relationship between school and home. If you use social media, I encourage you to follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/hampdencharter as well as on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hampdencharter. These pages are updated frequently with information on school activities, events, improvements, as well as school delays or cancellations, should they occur.

We are looking forward to a wonderful year at Hampden Charter School of Science. It takes a cohesive, well-tuned team to be successful. Let’s make this the best year ever, by working together for our students!



Tarkan Topcuoglu, Ed.S.

Chief Executive Officer