• The HASP Juniors finished off their college visits this year with a visit to Mercy College and Mount Saint Vincent College on Wednesday May 1, 2019.  Thanks to Ms. Kocur for organizing our visits!


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  • Prospective HASP students and parents: Information and resources about HASP can be found by scrolling down to the bottom of this page below our calendar.

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  • We had a great time on our To Kill a Mockingbird Broadway trip on April 24th! Thanks again to the Hastings PTSA for making this trip possible. 




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    We had a great time on our trip to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday February 6, 2019!  We had a chance to see so many parts of this world famous arena up close and personal!!





     Here we are doing virtual reality in the arena!


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    On our latest field trip on December 12, 2018 we were dazzled by the acorbatic feats at the Big Apple Circus!!! 

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  • The HASP students had an unique opportunity to spend time with Stephen Hill on Wednesday October 24th.  Mr. Hill is founder of Speak Sobriety and held an assembly for the entire High School before meeting with the HASP Students.  More information about Mr. Hill can be found here: click here.




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  • Led by Ms. Shaw, the HASP Juniors had a great time visiting Western Connecticut State University and Manhattanville College on Monday October 15, 2018. 


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  • Our first HASP trip of the year was a great success!! We did a cell phone scavenger hunt in midtown Manhattan on Friday September 14, 2018.  Congratulations to the winning team (Cayden McGuirk, Alaiza Gonzalez, Juwan Swinton, Michal Surmacz, Joe Ruberto and Doria Mauro)!  They each won a $5.00 Starbucks gift card!


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  •  What is HASP?

    The Hastings Alternative School Program (HASP) was born in 1985. Prior to 1985, a number of staff members had drafted a blueprint of an alternative high school concept. In the spring of 1985, the Hastings School district initiated the development of the concept, thus HASP became a reality in September 1985 with 17 eleventh grade students. In September 1986, HASP expanded to include a twelfth grade component, and in 1988, a tenth grade level was introduced. During the 1999-2000 school year, a ninth grade HASP has introduced making HASP available to all grade levels! Over the years, HASP has changed to meet the needs of the different students. In fact, it is estimated that over five hundred students have been a part of HASP. All kids are at risk and HASP promotes a sense of family and a philosophy of "voluntary involvement." HASP seeks to provide an enriched education for every child. Students are challenged to realize their highest potential in a family atmosphere emphasizing learning and achieving success.
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    More about HASP can be found by clicking on the resources below
    1.) Digital copy of our HASP Brochure
    2.) Check out the short video that the 2017 HASP Seniors made.  The video won "Honorable Mention" in the 2017 National Alternative Education Association video contest!  It is a great description of what HASP is all about!  Click here to view the video!
    3.) In November of 2016 members of HASP presented the program to the Tri-States committee as part of accreditation.  This presentation gives a nice overview of the program.  Click here to view a pdf of the presentation.
    4.) HASP was featured in the March 2015 issue of Westchester Magazine.  Click here to read the article. 
    5.) Click here to read other recent newspaper articles about HASP.
    6.) To watch the 2018 HASP Graduation ceremony (student speeches!) click here.