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Ean Corrado

Principal

A Statement from Mr. Corrado about the June 2019 Regents

Posted May 28, 2019

Dear QHST Students and Family Members:

June 2019 Regents Examinations will be administered on Monday, June 3th. Additionally, Monday, June, 17th is a regular instructional day and the administration of the Spanish LOTE exam. Regents testing will resume on Tuesday, June 18th through Friday, June 21st and then again on Monday June 24th and Tuesday June 25th. Regular classes will not be held on these days.

Students will receive copies of their individual exam schedules during the week of May 28th for the exam held on June 3 Individual exam schedules for exams held after June 3rd will be distributed during the week of June 10th Students should only come to school on those days when they are scheduled to take a Regents exam. Morning exams begin at 8:15 a.m. Afternoon exams begin at 12:15 p.m. Students are expected to be in their classrooms at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the exam in order to complete necessary paperwork.

Bag lunches will be available in the cafeteria for those students with morning exams only. Students should bring their school identification card and their exam ticket along with several sharpened pencils and pens to their exams. Additionally, please see reverse side for information regarding electronic devices. Students who are scheduled for extended testing time or more than one exam on one day should bring small snacks and drinks. For certain math or science exams students are allowed to use calculators. We have a limited supply of calculators to loan to students on exam days. It is advisable for students to bring their own calculators.

Students should return all textbooks and other school materials to ensure they receive their report cards on Wednesday, June 26th, and students should report to school on following schedule

  • Emerson 9am
  • Freire 10am
  • Montessori 11 am

Immediately following report card pick up and return of materials, students will be dismissed. If you have any questions related to Regents Testing, please contact the school at 718-736-7100.

A Statement from Mr. Corrado Regarding Advanced Placement (AP) and NYS Regents Exams Prep Classes

Posted April 12, 2019

Dear QHST students and families,

Last Friday marked the conclusion of our first marking period of the Spring term or our third marking period of the school year. Report cards will be distributed to all students this Friday in advisory. If students do not bring home a copy of their report card to share with families or if the report card does not demonstrate the academic success that we expect for all QHST students , please reach out to your child's SLC guidance counselor. With only about 2 months remaining in the school year, while there is still time to support improved student learning and performance, if significant improvements are necessary we all need to collaborate with a sense of urgency.

As we move towards the end of the school year, final exams, including Advanced Placement and NYSED Regents exams, are fast approaching. Advanced Placement exams will begin during the week of May 6th and more specific information regarding individual student scheduling will be provided immediately following Spring break. NYSED Regents exams will begin on June 18th, with a specially scheduled "pilot" exam on June 3rd. Individual student scheduling will be provided throughout the month of May.

In preparation for these high stakes exams, all students are encouraged to attend our Extended School Day AP and Regents Prep sessions. Please see the attached AP test prep schedule, including our specially designed "QHST Spring Break Bootcamp" schedule. This week , teacher's of AP classes will communicating with students and families regarding student attendance to our Bootcamp sessions to support our ability to provide students lunch and metro cards at 12PM following each session. If you would like your child to attend our Bootcamp and/or any of our AP Prep sessions, please reach out to your child's teacher to confirm attendance and/or for more information. We will be following up with a similar schedule for our QHST Regents Prep sessions following Spring break. Regents Prep sessions will be scheduled by Small Learning Community, and if you have questions regarding Regents Prep, please reach out to your child's teacher or SLC Guidance Counselor.

I strongly encourage all students to attend our scheduled prep sessions for these high stakes and challenging, college preparatory exams. There is no more effective study strategy in preparation for high stake exams than participation in mock examinations and engagement with questions aligned to past examinations. We look forward to collaborating with QHST families to support our students achievement of the highest levels of success throughout the high school experience, on these exams, and beyond.

I wish everyone a happy and healthy Spring Break, and best wishes for a successful end to the school year.

Respectfully,

Ean Corrado

Principal

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