Fort Hamilton News and Information - April 14, 2022

Fort Community,

Happy Holidays and wishes for a Wonderful Spring Break!!!  School will be closed April 15 through April 22.  Classes resume Monday, April 25.
K Houlihan

Please see update from the NYC DOE re: Summer Rising 2022
This Family Update provides important information about Summer 2022 learning and enrichment opportunities, and how to provide important feedback to your child’s school by completing the NYC School Survey
before April 15. 

Summer Programming Grades 9 and Up 
Academic Recovery High schools will also be creating flexible summer schedules to support the completion of graduation requirements, academic acceleration, and college preparation. Students will have a chance to make up previously failed courses, with academic and social emotional support designed locally to meet the unique needs of older students. The process for high school students to enroll in summer programming is separate from the K–8 Summer Rising program and will be managed by your child’s school. 

College and Career Planning 
This summer, high school students will have the chance to participate in a record 100,000 summer opportunities supporting college and career pathways, through programs such as the Summer Youth Employment Program and College Now. Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP): Students currently in high school can explore summer work and career development opportunities through SYEP, open to NYC youth aged 14 to 24. Participants in SYEP explore their interests and career pathways, develop workplace skills and engage in learning experiences that help to develop their social, civic, and leadership skills—all while earning a paycheck!
Students can learn more and submit an application at by April 22. 

Summer Design Institute: Students interested in designing and creating career-themed projects for their portfolio while developing professional skills in fields such as advertising, visual art, digital design, web development, engineering, robotics, and architecture are encouraged to apply to one of three Career and Technical Education (CTE) summer hub sites. Students completing program projects are eligible for stipends. CTE and non-CTE students are welcome. Sign up to learn more at: 

Next Steps Advising: High school students can also sign up for Next Steps Texts at to receive messages each week to help them plan and pursue their future. Texts include links to youth employment opportunities, scholarship information, access to workshops, and deadline reminders. For additional support, Next Steps can also connect students with access to free, one-on-one virtual meetings with expert advisors after school and on weekends. Students graduating in 2022 can use Next Step Texts to connect with their College and Career Bridge Coach, a current college student trained to help recent graduates navigate the transition between high school and the next stages in their college and career pathways. Learn more at

CUNY College Now For the 2022 summer semester, CUNY College Now will be offering a mix of online, hybrid, and inperson courses open to NYC public high school students entering grades 11 or 12 in September 2022. Participation is free. For more information, visit

NYC School Survey Extended Deadline:
April 15 If you have not already completed your NYC School Survey, you now have until April 15 to do so! Just go to or log onto your NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) at to submit your feedback and help school leaders make your child’s school a better