The after school club exposes students to the study of Chinese, French, Italian and / or Spanish before they make their selection for formal study of a language in sixth grade.
Independent Study Program
A high school after school program that offers students the opportunity to study less commonly taught languages: American Sign Language, Chinese, German, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, Latin, and Russian
Chinese is not a post-Regents elective as in many districts. It is on par with French, Italian and Spanish beginning in the 6 th grade.
99.5% of our students pass the NYS Proficiency and Regents Exams in Modern Languages.
Half Hollow Hills Provides the study of languages to those students with IEPs.
Students participate and win numerous local and national contests
Recent: Four students from HHH won the Great French Explores Contest and the European Union Contest. The contest was sponsored by the French Embassy in NY and the American Association of Teachers of French
We are proud that our children are afforded the opportunity to study a foreign language. Students with IEPs can study Chinese, French, Italian, or Spanish or select from two programs that were specifically designed to meet the needs of students with learning disabilities; They can select American Sign Language or Spanish Foundations.
We constantly reflect, examine data and make adjustments to our programs when necessary. We feel that we have a solid program in place, but our work is never done as we strive to meet the needs of our children. We embrace change!