Mission & Vision

At the High School for Community Leadership (HSCL), we have three objectives: to collaborate, to inspire leadership, and to instill community.

  • usersA Culture of Collaboration
    We create a culture of collaboration to support future leaders as they develop their academic, social and emotional potential to engage with peers and the broader community in meaningful ways.
  • flowerCreating Future Leaders
    We inspire and challenge future leaders to pursue academic excellence, while defining a vision for how they will make positive contributions to their future endeavors and communities.
  • globeInstilling Community
    We collaborate with parents and community partners, striving to ensure that each student develops her or his potential and graduates confident and prepared to achieve post-secondary success.
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Academics

  • 95% of Seniors are attending college or enlisting in the armed forces
  • 91% of 2015 Graduates took Advanced Placement Courses
  • 2.1 million dollars in college scholarship awarded to 2016 Graduates

 

We provide a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum and innovative teaching which encourages students to think independently and communicate their ideas with confidence.

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Partnerships

HSCL offers numerous post-secondary connections, which prepare students to excel in college and succeed professionally.

  • logo-stjohns Many HSCL students work with Insitute of Writing Studies professors to compose research-based writing about contemporary world issues. We also use the beautiful St. John’s campus for summer school.
  • logo-jstorEach student at HSCL receives access to JSTOR, a digital research library of more than 1,500 academic journals, books, and primary sources.
  • logo-parsonsOur partnership with Parsons enables students to develop skills in art, design, and business that they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society.
  • logo-lyndaHSCL students use Lynda.com to gain essential software, design, and business skills, in order to navigate technological programs with confidence and expertise.
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Technology

Students learn about the modern technological world through the use of Chromebooks, circuits, 3-D printers, and laser cutters in our new 3-D Modeling program.

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Our classrooms are equipped with Chromebooks allowing students to utilize technology to learn.

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One of our students used the skills he learned in his classes to build a helicopter that can fly!

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Our Full Spectrum laser cutter is able to cut designs that students create in graphic software programs.

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Our students use cutting-edge tools like laser cutters and 3D printers to design, create, and problem solve.

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In our 3D Modeling and Design classes students acquire the skills and expertise to bring their ideas to life.

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Our students attend many field trips such as the 2013 3D Printshow NYC, where they learned from experts about the newest technology.

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Our students learned about makers and projects from around the world during our field trip to the 2013 Maker Faire.

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Our students worked with City Tech Makers and got hands on experience at the 2013 NY Maker Faire.

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Student Life

  • 23 sports, including fencing, cricket and swimming
  • 10 languages spoken in our hallways
  • 11 music ensembles and student-led clubs, including the Latin American Caribbean Student Union

HSCL encourages all students to participate in our numerous sports programs, after-school clubs, student-organized events, and annual celebrations.

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  • trumpet
  • music
  • soccer
  • football
  • camera
  • pizza
  • picture
  • baseball
  • newspaper
  • dumbbell
  • food
  • baseballfield
  • theatre
  • microphone
  • piano
  • megaphone
  • basketball
  • guitar
  • palette
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