High School For Health Professions & Human Services

News and Announcements

Congratulations to Esma Ahmed, Aura Orantes and Deborah DeStaffan

Congratulations to Esma Ahmed for her winning entry in the NYCATA/UFT exhibition Inside/Outside: Young Artists Against Unite Against Bullying. Her artwork represents tolerance and diversity with her intention to include images showing many cultures united.

Congratulations to Aura Orantes for her winning entry in Arts Connections ‘Imagine’ competition. She submitted a watercolor landscape painting and a written piece describing her inspiration and the creative process in making the work. The painting will be on exhibit for one year in the corporate sponsor’s headquarters. In addition, she will receive a $100 gift certificate for art supplies.

Deborah DeStaffan, Visual Art teacher, is the recipient of the Art Educator 2017 award for high school. A presentation of student work, exhibits, and awards, and record of her advocacy for the Arts at HPHS was submitted to the New York City Art Teacher’s Association/UFT for a juried competition. The award will be presented at a special event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was nominated by Ms. Tavarez, AP of Math and The Arts, and Mr. Argiro, Guidance
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Summer Meals Program

The annual Summer Meals program will launch on June 29, providing free, healthy breakfasts and lunches at hundreds of public schools, pools, parks, libraries and other locations around the city. Summer Meals are available to all children 18 years and younger, regardless of New York City residency. No ID, registration or documentation is required.
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Web Content Accessibility

Statement on Accessibility: We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site, please contact Loui Karaiskos to request assistance.
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Parent Survey

Our Parent Survey results have finally been tallied. Congratulations to Ms. Schenker’ s Period 4 section 4 class for having returned more surveys than any other class. And also congratulations to Ms. Mozzarella’s Period 1 section 4 class for having returned the highest percentage of Parent Surveys returned. Both classes will be awarded a Pizza Party! Congratulations once again to both classes!
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Water Safety

New York City’s water is of the highest quality, meeting or exceeding all federal and State standards. The City regulates its own watershed that surrounds — and protects — our reservoirs, and the water is tested over 500,000 times each year at various points throughout the system.
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U.S. News & World Report Best High School!

For the fourth time in five years, The High School for Health Professions & Human Services was awarded a Silver medal by U.S. News & World Report!

U.S. News & World Report today announced the 2017 Best High Schools rankings, featuring top-performing schools at the national and state level. The Best High Schools rankings evaluate data on more than 21,500 public high schools to identify which schools are best at preparing students for college and careers.
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Letter from the Chancellor

Ensuring that your child learns in safe, supportive, and inclusive schools is our top priority. To improve school culture and climate, we use preventive approaches that address the real causes of a conflict. We believe it is important to reinforce positive behaviors through teachable moments. At the same time, we hold students accountable for their actions. We want them to reflect on their behavior and repair any harm done.
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