HSC: A Small School for Students Who Want to Do Big Things

     HSC Eagle by John


    High School in the Community was founded 40 years ago, making it the first small school option for New Haven’s high school students. It is a strong, vibrant community in which students are encouraged to be independent, intrinsically motivated, and willing to play an active role in their own education and in the community.


    What’s new at HSC?

    Check out our new Facebook page High School in the Community Academy for Law & Social Justice!

    Please take the HSC Student ePortfolio Student Survey here


    During summer 2017, HSC students went to UConn journalism school, Nike Sports camps, Outward Bound, and more for FREE with Wishbone! This year, even more HSC students are participating in this program. Learn more by watching this video or visiting wishbone.org.

    Student-Led Conferences (SLCs) were a huge success (97% participation)! Learn more from this video created by and featuring HSC students: https://vimeo.com/143736492

    HSC uses JumpRope to provide mastery-based feedback about student progress!  Login using your student’s first name, last name, and NHPS ID number:  https://app.jumpro.pe/parent/HSC#

    For more information about mastery-based grading, please visit http://www.highschoolinthecommunity.org/mastery-based-learning/

    Don’t forget to bookmark  http://www.highschoolinthecommunity.org/calendar/ to keep up with events at HSC!


    Mission and Vision

    HSC’s five commitments guide everything we do: compassion, respect, action, integrity, and greatness.

    HSC students explore issues of law, justice, and equity as these topics apply to their lives, communities, and the world at large. Through a demanding program of learning experiences and performances, they master the skills and knowledge necessary to thoughtfully and ably engage the social and political issues at the heart of American and global citizenship.

    We value competent and responsible incorporation of technology as a tool for learning, instruction, communication, and demonstrations of knowledge. HSC holds an unwavering dedication to innovation in all aspects of the school program, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, school culture, and school governance. We encourage rich and meaningful integration of student and adult imagination in the design, delivery, and products of the instructional process. Students are assessed on their academic progress and their habits of working, learning, and leadership (the CRAIGs).

    At HSC, we are committed to asking and answering these questions: What is justice? What are our responsibilities to our community? What will you do today to create positive change?


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