Academic Support

Our afterschool tutoring and Saturday academy allow for additional time and support to complete homework, and afford opportunities for adult assistance without taking students away from their normal instruction in school.

HPCS after-school academic support program is more than just a tutoring program.  All students are welcome to join. Wednesday through Friday from 2:20pm – 4:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm to work on homework, research, use the computers and if needed work with one of our tutors.  Each day we have staff members available to tutor in subject areas including: Mathematics, English, Science, and Humanities.  The days and subject tutors available are listed below.   should you have any questions or need any additional information.  ALL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!!!

Afterschool and Saturday Academy Schedule

  • Wednesday through Friday – 220pm to 4:00pm
  • Saturday – 9:00am to 1:00pm

Some Students are mandated to attend Afterschool and Saturday Academy for one or more of the following reasons listed below:

  • Scored below 45 on DRP
  • Level 1 on ELA or Math State Exam
  • *MP or below in Scimatics
  • *MP or below in Humanities
  • Basic Calculations/Number Sense groups

Grading Policy

HPCS is dedicated to the advancement of all students.  This document serves as our written transparent grading policy to inform students and families about how grades are earned. This document outlines how courses are graded, the scale of marks awarded.

  • ME: “Mastery-Exceeds” Standards (95-100) = 4 by NYS Standards
  • MA: “Mastery-Above” Standards (85-94) = a mid-high 3 by NYS Standards
  • MT: “Mastery-Meets” Standards (75-84) = a low-mid 3 by NYS Standards
  • MP: “Mastery-Approaching” Standards (65-74) = 2 by NYS Standards
  • MB: “Mastery-Below Standards (64 or less) – 1 by NYS Standards

Students drop out of school for many reasons. Among the most prevalent risk factors are academic difficulty and failure. These concerns have become more prevalent with the advent of the standards and accountability movement as these seek to make course work more intellectually demanding . Students often feel overwhelmed and start to disengage as they fall behind in their coursework, eventually giving up hope that they will be able to catch up with their peers. In many cases, this pattern develops early, as students who fail eighth grade English or math are seventy-five percent more likely to drop out of high school than their peers . At HPCS we provide our students with the extra help and support they need to take and pass challenging courses. Providing extra help and support, especially in the early stages of a student’s education, can guide at-risk youth on the path towards academic success, diminish the likelihood of behavior problems, and increase the likelihood of high school graduation. The extra help and support is above and beyond the normal high quality instruction provided to students normally.