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Dear HCCS Families,
I am thrilled to announce that today HCCS won FIRST PLACE in the New York State History Day Fair performance category held in Cooperstown, New York. The theme was Leadership and Legacy in History. The title of our performance: OXI- Ioannis Metaxas 1940 A Single Word Gives Hope!
HCCS will now represent New York State in the National History Day Fair being held in June. Students from around the world will compete conducting extensive primary and secondary research on topics that are historically significant.
Congratulations to our winners:
A huge thank you to Petros Fourniotis, Kevin Linehan and Eva Monaco!
We are extremely proud of our student winners and our teachers - BRAVO!
On Friday, May 8th, HCCS hosted a Ribbon Cutting and Stage Unveiling Ceremonies for their newly renovated building and new stage.
School board Chairperson Charles Capetanakis, Esq., Treasurer Nikolaos Leonardos, Secretary and Educational Chair Harvey Newman, Effie Lekas and B. Dean Angelakos, as well as NYS Assemblyperson Nicole Malliotakis, NYS Assemblyperson Felix Ortiz, Andrew Gounardes, Esq. representing Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz were in attendance.
Master of ceremonies Gregory Pappas of the Pappas Post, began with program by calling on the HCCS Color Guard to present the colors, which was followed by Annet Artani singing American National Anthem and Yianni Papastefanou singing the Greek National Anthem.
Principal Christina Tettonis welcomed the over 200 guests and provided a brief history of the school, founded in 2005. Next, Mrs. Tettonis introduced Mr. George Svokos, trustee of the Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, to thank him for the generous donation made to HCCS and unveiled the "Konstantinos and Carrie Tettonis Memorial Stage".
The guests, which included parents and students, were awestruck by the play "Destiny Fulfilled" written by HCCS teachers Petros Fourniotis and Georgia Kopani and performed by HCCS students. This play highlighted the gifts Greece has given to the modern world such as medicine, democracy, education, and philosophy.
For pictures of this event, please visit the photo gallery.
HCCS will administer the NYS Science Assessments as follows:
4th Grade Written Assessment
Wednesday, May 27th
8th Grade Written Assessment
Thursday, May 28th
4th Grade & 8th Grade Performance Assessments
Monday, June 1st
The New York State Education Department Board of Regents voted on January 12, 2015 to approve a full term charter renewal (4 ½ years) for
The Hellenic Classical Charter School.
This is a time of celebration for our students, family members, board members, faculty and our extended community.
HCCS is celebrating its 10th anniversary!
HCCS is one of the first charter schools approved to start a Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program.
We have partnered with Sports and Arts in School Foundation (SASF) for our middle school students.
We are close to completing a $8.3 million renovation project and a state of the art gymnasium!
HCCS ranks among the top 10 charter schools in New York City for exceeding targets in
Student achievement - School Environment - Student Progress
98% of parents are satisfied/very satisfied with Instructional Core *
99% of students feel safe in our school*
97% of parents are satisfied/very satisfied with Systems for Improvement *
98% of parents are satisfied/very satisfied School Culture *
100% of teachers would recommend HCCS to parents*
* NYC DOE school survey 2014
41 % met State standards on the NYS English Language Arts assessment*
*exceeding the city and state
59% met State standards on the NYS Mathematics assessment*
*exceeding the district, city, and state
100% of 4th graders met the NYS Science Assessment
75% of 8th graders met the NYS Science Assessment
100% of 8th graders in the Integrated Algebra Regents course passed
73% of 8th graders in the Earth Science course passed
100% of 8th graders in the Greek Regents course passed
96% Average daily attendance
· Hellenic Classical Charter School is a Schools That Can National network member
· Six year partnership with Teachers College Columbia University Reading & Writing Program
· 10 year partnership with the Greek government
· HCCS hosts study groups to NYC educators on Paideia Seminars Fall/Winter 2014
· Featured on The Today Show for our student government election process 10/12
· Featured in NYC Charter Center School Quality Report Analysis as receiving “exceeding target” 11/14
· Hellenic Classical Charter School 5th Grade kicks off The NBC Education Nation Summit 9/12
· Featured in The Daily News for making the largest reading gains in fourth grade 7/12
· All Eighth graders are provided with free SHSAT test preparation
· Proud member of The Junior National Honor Society
· Proud to participate in The Penny Harvest Student Community Service projects
· 100% HCCS teachers participate in peer reviews
· All students receive Greek Folk dancing lessons
· Student art work displayed at Christies & Studio in a School Art Exhibits
· Carnegie Kids; NYC Ballet Nutcracker Project; STEM Pilot programs; Author visits (‘14-‘15 school year)
· Students in elementary grades receive chess lessons (funded by our PTA)
· Students in middle school receive Latin instruction
HCCS is excited to announce that we have been awarded the middle school after school grant from The Sports and Arts Foundation: Sports and Arts. This new program will begin September 2014.
HCCS welcomed Dr. Ioannis Kazazis, Mrs. Stella Kokolis and Mr. George Melikokis. The guests toured the school and visited several classrooms. Dr. Kazazis presented Mrs. Tettonis and Mrs. Joy with Certificates of Recognition for their work in education, particularly with the
Ellinomatheia (Greek Proficiency) Exam.
For pictures of this event, please visit our photo gallery.
HCCS proudly announces "Handles" Franklin of the Harlem Globetrotters visited HCCS and speak to children in grades K-5 about anti-bullying strategies and techniques. He spoke about the ABSc of bullying: A - Action, B - Bravery and C - Compassion.
For more pictures, please visit the photo gallery.
FOX 5's Nick Gregory visited HCCS to help kick-off the 3rd grade weather segment.
For more pictures, please visit our photo gallery.
Welcome to the HCCS 2014-2015 school year!
Please read the welcome letter from Mrs. Tettonis.
Our 8th Grade Graduates and their High Schools
Specialized High Schools
- Stuyvesant High School
- Staten Island Technical High School
- Brooklyn Technical High School
- Laguardia High School
NYC High Schools
- Archbishop Molloy High School
- Academy for Health Careers
- Benjamin Banneker Academy – Medical Program
- Bishop Ford High School
- Bishop Kearney High School
- Bishop Loughlin High School
- Brooklyn College Academy
- Brooklyn School for Global Studies
- Brooklyn Preparatory High School
- Brooklyn High School for the Arts
- Catherine McAuley High School
- City Polytechnic High School for Engineering, Architecture & Technology
- Dr. Susan McKinney School of the Arts
- Fontbonne Academy High School
- Fort Hamilton High School Honors Program
- Fort Hamilton High School
- High School of Sports Management
- High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology
- Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences
- Midwood High School - Humanities
- Midwood High School - Medical Science Institute
- Notre Dame High School
- Pace High School
- Professional Perfoming Arts High School
- Reperatory Company High School for Theatre Arts
- Saint Saviour High School
- Science Skills Center High School for Science, Technology and the Createive Arts
- St. Edmunds Preparatory High School
- Victory Collegiate High School
- Xaverian High School – Honors Program
- Xaverian High School
- Xavier High School – Ignatius Scholar Program
- Xavier High School
Congratulations to our students and their families!
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