Congratulations class of 2020!

On our graduation page you will find videos from guest speakers, administration and teachers.  You will also find a section for each of our graduates with photographs and personalized content.  Home Instruction's HITS magazine is also included HERE.   Please take time to peruse the page and enjoy the compliments, accolades and words of advice from your friends at Home Instruction. 

“Your calling isn't something that somebody can tell you about. It's what you feel. It's a part of your life force. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that you Are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.” -Oprah

Together we will rise up


make the  world a better place. 

Mr. Robert Walpole, Assistant Principal

with his daughters Danielle and Jillian.

Keynote Speaker:

Mrs. Audrey Puente

FOX News Meteorologist

 Audrey is an Emmy Award Winning American meteorologist. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication. She received her Masters of Science in Geosciences with an emphasis on meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Guest Speaker
Mr. Adam Ottavino 

A native of New York City, Ottavino was born in Manhattan and moved to Brooklyn when he was 3. He attended elementary school at P.S. 39, The Henry Bristow School in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, junior high school at I.S. 240 Andreas Hudde and graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School in Park Slope in 2003. Ottavino enrolled at Northeastern University, where he played college baseball for the Northeastern Huskies baseball team. . In 2005, he was named America East Conference's Pitcher of the Year

Principal of Home Instruction Schools
Mrs. Ramona Pizarro ​

A look back, when we were babies! 

The 2020

Home Instruction

Commencement Ceremony 

Our Home Instruction Graduates


Ameer spends much of his time exploring his Eye Gaze device, listening to music, watching TV, or just hanging out with his family, friends or pets. Ameer is receiving the Outstanding Performance Award  from Home Instruction Schools because he does what no other person can do better: make the people around him happier.


I am grateful for the things that she has done. I am grateful for the victories she has won in life. Amina never seems to amaze me with the things she has accomplished in school. I wish her all the best in life, and all the best in the future.


"Simplicity is Unattainable"

Sing Yi

High school is a once in a lifetime experience. I will always be grateful for the tremendous experience I have gained throughout high school. Home instruction was a blessing for me, as I was still able to continue my studies. I am thankful for my teachers, especially Mr. Vazquez and my guidance counselor Ms. Norberto for their support throughout my journey.


Charles Cheng is the youngest of three siblings. Born and raised in Rego Park, Queens, he attended JHS 157, and Stuyvesant before attending home instruction. He is a sport enthusiast, having attended the Junior Olympics for swimming at the age of 9, and being on the Stuyvesant cross country team. Charles is also an adventure seeker, who loves to explore new things through photography and videography. Charles is grateful to his family and friends, for making him who he is today.


Being home schooled for two years, I never thought I would be graduating; it seemed impossible. I’ve struggled academically and personally within these two years but I am so proud of myself and how far I’ve come. I’m proud to be graduating this summer 2020. I am now two years into my treatment healing and surviving. I’ve overcome difficult obstacles which proves to myself how strong I am no matter the circumstances. It inspires me to keep working hard and keep fighting


She enjoys coloring, writing in her notebook, copying from texts, listening to stories and working on the computer. Kadisha also likes to play video games. She is an wonderful student and she was always on time and prepared for work every time I came to her house.  Kadisha wants to work in a store when she graduates from high school. I will miss her a lot, it was an honor to be her teacher.


Joann has an infectious smile; you can’t help but smile when she smiles at you. She loves to go out, shopping, horseback riding, going to concerts, taking walks, even just going for a car ride. If it means being out of the house, count her in. She enjoys spending time with friends and family. She has two brothers and a sister. She can’t wait to go to her art class once a week. She has a true zest for life.


My name is Manmeet Kaur and I was born in Indiana where my parents settled when they came to the United States from India after I was born we moved to New York. I love New York - I am so excited about graduating from home instruction schools but I will miss my teacher Miss Maria and all the fun things I hope after I graduate I can work with animals I love them