We are extremely proud to announce that as of January 2016, the NYS Education Department has removed HCSD from the “Focus District” list. This means that HCSD, and each of its schools, has been given a designation of “Good Standing” from NYSED. For the first time in over a decade—13 years, to be exact—not one single building in the district was identified as needing improvement or corrective action.
This is an extremely meaningful achievement. The hard work of our faculty, staff, students, parents and community partners cannot be overstated. We could not have accomplished this alone, and we are grateful for the help from our faculty and community partners. Big strides have been made toward academic improvement at HCSD, and the district coming “Out of Focus” is evidence that what we have been doing is beginning to work. Of course, school and district improvement is a process and this process is far from complete.
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