Welcome to High School of Applied Communication!

Important Announcements
Week of March 20



On Wednesday, March 22nd, students will follow a special schedule due to the testing administration of the PSAT/SAT exams.Please see below for the following schedule by grade level.

  • 9thGrade– ALL 9thgrade students will report to school at9:30 AMto take a mock Algebra or Geometry Regents to prepare them for the exam in June.The information from the exam will help guide teachers on what topics and skills need to be reinforced.After the exam, students will report to their classes and be dismissed at the regularly scheduled time at 2:40 PM.

  • 10thGrade– ALL 10thgrade students will be taking the PSAT exam and must report to school at8:00 AM.After the exam, students will report to their classes and be dismissed at the regularly scheduled time at 2:40PM.

  • 11thGrade– ALL 11thgrade students will be taking the SAT exam and must report to school at8:00AM. After the exam, students will report to their classes and be dismissed at the regularly scheduled time at 2:40PM.

  • 12thGrade– ALL 12thgrade students will go on a school trip at no charge to watch the Broadway musical, Wicked.Students will report to school at10:30AMand take a school bus to the show.After the show, students will be dismissed on their own from the theater.Permission slips are required for students to attend the trip and must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be virtual and will be on the dates and times below.

  • Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Friday, March 24th from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Friday will be a half-day for students from 8:20 AM to 11:30 AM

The school will be using PTC Wizard for families to schedule online appointments with their child’s teachers.You must use the following link or QR Code below to access the website. Each family will receive a unique Username and Password.

Parents can begin scheduling appointments with their child’s teachers beginning on Tuesday. The last time to schedule an appointment for the evening conference is 4:00 PM on Thursday and the last time to schedule an appointment for the afternoon conference 11:00 AM on Friday.


Student’s HSAC Email Account Name

  • Username would be john.smith


Student’s 9 Digit ID Number (OSIS)







The Username and Password information were sent to your child’s HSAC email account.You may also call the school if you have any questions regarding the Username and/or Password.

If you need help accessing and/or navigating the system, check the tutorial videos below.

Tutorial Video for Parents



Daniel Shin, Principal

Eduardo Alarcon, Assistant Principal

  Selina Yuen, Assistant Principal

We are proud to serve our diverse learning community and are committed to providing all members with a safe and supportive environment that meets their unique needs. 

Our mission is to provide its community members with equity and access to the knowledge, skills, and resources critical to becoming future leaders and influencers.

Thank you for visiting our official school website. This will be our primary community resource for the latest updates related to all things HSAC for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Please click on the links below to access the official NYC DOE resources.

Official NYC DOE Homepage

NYC DOE's Messages to Families

NYC Schools Accounts (Grades, Attendance, and Messaging Tool)

If you have any questions related to these resources, please contact the main office at 718-389-3163.


Lunch Forms

Attention Students and Parents: Lunch is now free for all students in NYC Public Schools. However, in order for our school to receive continued funding to sustain instructional programs, supplies, and staffing (including fee waivers such as College Board AP Exams), all parents, regardless of income, must complete an online School Meals Form. This information can be found in the "School Meals Program" section in our website.


Technical Support

For step-by-step directions into our virtual school, please click here.

If you are experiencing technical issues or need a password reset, please contact Mr. Riese at [email protected] 


HSAC Essentials

We require our HSAC student community to download and use the following Microsoft applications.

Microsoft (MS) Teams

Access to Teams

MS Teams is our school’s primary communication tool, as well as our main virtual learning platform. Please make sure to explore MS Teams to get more comfortable navigating our virtual school.

To download this application, please click on the link here or scan the QR code.



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Microsoft Outlook


Outlook is our school’s email client. Important information related to classes (i.e., files, class updates, general school information, etc.) or special events within the school are created and shared in Outlook. We expect all students to check their  email regularly.

To download this application, please click on the link here or scan the QR code.

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