We here at Hutch Tech envision our learning community as the premiere technical preparatory high school in the greater Buffalo Niagara region. Our graduates possess the knowledge, skill, and power to not just compete, but excel in the pursuit of continued academic and career readiness fully aware of the challenges and opportunities of a global economy. The seeds of intellectual and academic excellence must be cultivated in the fertile soil of personal responsibility, discipline, and character to reach their full potential.
A Video Message from Dr. Morquecho
A Video Message for our Tech Family
***** UPDATE *****
April 9, 2020
Dear Parents and Guardians:
First and most importantly, I hope you and your family are healthy and safe. I understand the extraordinary pressure you are facing as you balance caring for children, helping them learn, and, in many cases, continuing your own work. I want to assure you that we are working hard to provide your teachers with the necessary guidance to support students and families during these difficult times. We are all in this together, working on behalf of our children.
June Regents Exams Are Cancelled, And Exams Are Waived for Some Students
This week, NYSED and the Board of Regents cancelled the June 2020 Regents exams. As a result, students who intended to take any June 2020 Regents may be eligible for a June 2020 Regents exemption. Students who planned to take Regents exams in June 2020 will be exempt from these exams in order to earn their diploma, but they still must complete the required course credits to graduate. Our goal is to make sure that students on track to graduate this year continue to remain on their path toward successful completion of high school.
This exemption applies to:
Any student currently enrolled in a course that leads to in a June Regents exam, and who will have earned credit in the course (including Grades 7-8 students).
Any student currently enrolled in a course that leads to in a June Regents exam and who fails to earn credit by the end of the school year but returns for summer instruction to make up the failed course credit. Such students will subsequently be granted diploma credit in August 2020.
Any student who was previously enrolled in a course leading to a Regents exam, has earned course credit, and has not yet passed the associated Regents exam but was intending to take the test in June to achieve a passing score.
This exemption eliminates the requirements for laboratory or classroom seat time for these courses. Additionally, many other exams that would have been administered as a graduation requirement in June 2020, including NYSED-approved +1 Pathway Assessments; Languages Other Than English (LOTE) locally developed Checkpoint B examinations; and Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and +1 Pathway are included in the exemption for our eligible students.
Remember, although the Regents exams have been cancelled, students must still complete their required coursework in order to receive credits towards graduation.
For additional information on graduation requirements and recent changes, please contact your school counselor. Counselors are divided by the last name of the students: Mrs. Rebecca Petty (Last names between A-G), Mrs. Tonya Barrett (Last names between H-N) and Mrs. Sabrina Tanevski (Last names between O-Z).
The curriculum has been revamped and expanded continuously for entrance into schools of engineering and or the training of technicians for entry-level positions in current technical fields. The programs the school now offers includes bio-chemical technology,computer technology, and engineeringtechnology (electrical, mechanical, and architectural). Instruction in electricity and electronics is also provided. Hutch-Tech also offers a selection of college prep courses including Advanced Placement that both helped their major, and helped them meet their general education requirements that most colleges require. The courses include AP English Comp, AP English Lit, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP United States History, AP World History, AP Physics, and AP Psychology..
Drawing by Tech student
Jeremy Jindra, Feb 2003
Late AP Schedule for June 2020
Hutch Tech ranks #7 in Top WNY High Schools on Niche.com
Congratulations to Windy Singo and Alaynah Bisiorek for making 1st Team All-WNY Scholar Athlete. Hailie Upper received Honorable Mention as well!!! Well done!!!!!
Attention 8th Grade Students and Parents:
The following information is provided to give you the best chance for acceptance to Hutch Tech now that you have taken the exam.
COMPLETE THE BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATION 2020-2021
Current Buffalo Public School Students see your Guidance Counselor.
Non Public School Students can print out an application on the Buffalo Public Schools
School Choice #1 should be HUTCH TECH (304) WITH PROGRAM CODE (ENG) for your best chance of acceptance
Have the teacher evaluation page (page 3 of 2020-2021 application) and 2018-2019 grades filled out by school personnel.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO: CENTRAL REGISTRATION CENTER
33 ASH STREET
BUFFALO, NY 14204
Please submit paper work before or on DEADLINE FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2019 even if taking the January 9th make up exam.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who take the City Honors/Olmsted test and receive a letter of acceptance will not be obligated to attend either school until the Hutch Tech results are available.
On behalf of myself and the entire Hutch Tech family, I thank you for your interest in our school and hope to see you in the class of 2024.
Hutchinson Central Technical High School, informally known as Hutch-Tech, is a high school in the City of Buffalo, New York. Its founding on September 14, 1904 under the name Mechanics Arts High School marked the beginning of technical education on the secondary level in the city of Buffalo.
We at Hutchinson Central Technical High School envision our learning community as the premier technical preparatory high school in the Greater Buffalo/ Niagara Region. Our graduates possess the skill, knowledge, and power to compete and excel in the pursuit of continued academic and career readiness fully aware of the challenges and opportunities of a global economy.
The seeds of intellectual and academic excellence are cultivated in the fertile soil of personal responsibility, discipline, and character to reach their full potential.