Senior Spotlight | Keziah Carrington

I could go on and on about HLA students all day BUT you don’t have to take my work for it. Check out this spotlight by the communications team from Hostos on Keziah Carrington, Class of 2022. Keziah Carrington transferred to Hostos Lincoln Academy (HLA) in her sophomore year of high school and  immediately hit the ground…

Class of 2022 | My Letter to you

Dear Class of 2022 , You are so much more than resilient. Although, you definitely are that. Your commitment to yourselves, your dedication to your academic success and your absolute determination to get to where you deserve tells me that we are in good hands with you all as our future. There are 34 of…

Decision Day @ HLA | Class of 2022

HLA has a special ritual reserved for Decision Day – it is a beautiful celebration and a powerful moment for the entire community. Check Out the video below to learn more about it – and the photos underneath to celebrate these brilliant young people.

What is HLA?

Last week, sitting in the student lounge, I was in a zoom meeting singing the praises and accomplishments of HLA students. There was a lot of energy and hand motions as is often the case when I am talking about something I am passionate about. When I ended the meeting – a student walked over…

Meet Our Professors | Stephen Cerulli

What is your name and the course you teach? The course I teach is History 211: Reconstruction to the Present Day. The course covers the history of the United States from Reconstruction, which was the rebuilding of America after the Civil War, to America at the turn of 21st the century. All the major events,…

Year of Return

Last year on September 15th – we welcomed students back to remote learning with textbooks and t-shirts and a large dose of uncertainty. Masks were novel and the event was dubbed “The Year of the Masks.” We had no clue what to expect, who would show up, and how to move forward. But we knew…

Moving Up Ceremony

One of my favorite days during the commencement season is the moving up ceremony at Hostos Lincoln Academy of Science. Why is it a “moving up” ceremony and not an 8th grade graduation? Because we are a 6 through 12 school. Our fearless leader Principal Nicholas Paarlberg reminds us every year that while this is…

Decision Day | 2021

So much of the fanfare of last year’s graduating class was shadowed by the pandemic. Many of us were working around the clock triage and barely filling the gaps so that students could finish, people could move on – and we could figure out how to live. We found ways to celebrate and to cheer…

It is more than college credits … It is college experience.

Being an early college student begins in 6th grade at HLA. Your first day of middle school you begin the journey that leads to graduating with anywhere from 3 credits to an Associates Degree. Balancing high school and college at any level is delicate and rigorous, but the strength of the ECI program at HLA…

Isaac Montiel | Senior Spotlight

When the Hostos communications department asked for students to spotlight during commencement season the first student that came to mind was Isaac Montiel. He is graduating from Hostos Lincoln Academy (HLA) in June, but in May he will virtually walk across the remote stage as a Hostos Community College graduate. He has maintained a 4.0…