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June 2022

Dear Fort Hamiltonite:

Welcome!  As of September 8, 2022, you will be a Fort Hamilton High School student.  You met some of our staff during Welcome Night on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, but all of our staff are awaiting your arrival in September.  We want to help you be the very best you can be and will work to ensure you have access to all that Fort Hamilton offers. 

To assist with your transition to Fort Hamilton High School, we are offering Fun at Fort, starting Monday, July, 25th through Thursday, August 4, 2022. This program is a two week Summer Enrichment Program for incoming 9th graders. Students will have four classes, 50 minutes each, starting at 8:45 am to 12:20 pm. The classes will focus on getting acclimated with our school, building relationships with peers and engaging in experimental learning. Space is limited, so please sign up by using the link to the Google form;

(Contact person: Ms. Ciccarone AP ISS, [email protected]or 718-748-1537 ext. 3160)

New Student Orientation will be conducted on Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 1, 2022.  Starting at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31 students whose last names begin with the letters A – K will report to Fort Hamilton High School’s auditorium.  At 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, students whose last names begin with the letters L – Z will report to the auditorium.  Student attendance is mandatory, and one parent is welcome to attend.  During new-student orientation, students will have an introduction to key staff members, tour the building, view video presentations and receive a lesson on “Getting Started in High School.”  Students will also receive a school folder and have an opportunity to obtain their Fort Hamilton High School photo identification card.  Photos for the ID card will be taken, but you may choose not to wait for the completed card, as it may take several hours. A jacket is advisable, as the auditorium is air-conditioned.  Additionally, we encourage all families to complete the online Family Income Inquiry Form before the start of the new school year.  You can apply starting July 2nd at (you will need your child’s OSIS # to complete the online meal form).  

Metro cards will be available for pick up on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in our cafeteria. Also, on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 after 3:00 p.m., the Fall 2022 programs will be available on NYCSA. NYCSA is the DOE’s online information system which allows parents and students to access academic records and to complete important school forms. 

The first day of school will be Thursday, September 8, 2022.  Arrival time will be determined by the session on a student’s program (Session 1 begins at 7:20am, Session 2 begins at 8:10am, and Session 3 begins at 9am).  You will receive a telephone call beginning the week of August 29, 2022, reminding you of the above information.  

Summer Reading: You are expected to complete summer reading for September 2022.  You may access the Summer Reading Lists on our website, Please click the “Library” tab and then select “2022 Summer Reading”   

We want to congratulate you on your recent completion of the current school year and wish you a healthy, happy, relaxing and safe summer.  See you in September.


Very truly yours,


Kaye Houlihan

Kaye Houlihan, Principal       


* NB:  You will have additional opportunities to get your photo ID cards on the following Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., throughout the summer:

 July 13th, July 20th, July 27th, August 3rd and August 10th

Please enter via 83rd or 85th Street and Narrows Ave.

2022 Summer Reading Fort hamilton High school

Honor Academy Screening Criteria: 

Students' highest grades in four courses—English, math, social studies, and science––will be used. To determine which grades to use, we will choose the highest grade in each of these courses, from the following:  

·        Final course grades from seventh grade 

·        Marking period or end-of-term grades from eighth grade that are available by the high school application deadline.   


Because a variety of grading scales are used across schools, each course grade being used for admissions will be converted to 100-400 points. Then, these converted grades will be averaged to assign each applicant a point average.  

Applicants will be divided into four groups according to their point average, with applicants with the highest averages forming Group 1. At screened programs, applicants from Group 1 will be admitted first, followed by applicants from Group 2 and so on. 


State test scores and attendance will not be used in admissions this year. Complete information can be found on the High School screening webpage