HLA Play Writing Festival | 2019

Hostos Community College hosted Hostos Lincoln Academy’s Annual Play Writing Festival again this year. The show is always incredible. The producer, creator, and director of the event is Michelle DeFranco. Below is a montage of the performances.

New Student Orientation | 2019

Yesterday we invited our rising sophomores to come to the college for an orientation. It is always an exciting day! I asked some of the students to share what they were excited about and what they thought might be their challenges in the college program. Here is what they had to say!    

Middle School | Cultural Day 2019

Click Here for the Original Story and Extended Interview! Dozens of middle schoolers at Hostos Lincoln Academy honored their home countries Wednesday during the school’s third annual Cultural Festival. The day’s events celebrated the students’ diversity through food, games and music. Organizers say the event promotes pride and offers students an opportunity to bring a…

Perfect | Score!

When Jayson Vu began his SAT Prep class the tutors asked him what he “goal” SAT Math score was. He responded with “an 800.”  This is a perfect score. The tutors laughed at him and told him to choose are more realistic goal.  He got his SAT results back  and got the last laugh.  …

Class of 2019 |Walking into their Future

Our students prove over and over again why they deserve this opportunity. Here is a short video of the students immediately after receiving their diplomas. That joy – THAT is why we do this.


Grades are rolling in. Emotions are running high. We are all anxiously and excitedly waiting to walk across that stage tomorrow. I am incredibly lucky to be able to work with these brilliant, focused, and wonderful young people. Check out the slide show below of every (except 1) senior who is graduating with their AA and…

Honors Convocation 2019

Honors Convocation is the beginning of the celebratory season here at Hostos. For the last 3 years Hostos Lincoln Academy has honored our students as a part of this celebration with an award from our early college office. This year, for the first time, HLA’s students were also honored as winners of the prestigious institutional…