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New Visions for Public Schools has put together "The New York City Guide to Small High Schools" to describe new opportunities in the public high school system: over 200 small secondary schools created over the last five years. These small schools are part of the Department of Education's efforts to create more choices for thousands of students like you so that you can succeed as citizens of New York City. Nearly 50 of the schools described in this Guide are new. They have been created by over 225 different organizations, including New Visions for Public Schools, the Asia Society, City University of New York, The College Board, The Institute for Student Achievement, International Partnership Schools, the New York City Outward Bound Center, Replications and The Urban Assembly. What is special about these small schools? Most enroll 500 or fewer students. Like large high schools, small schools work to ensure that students are able to graduate from high school. Small schools are places where the principal and teachers know students and their family by name. They provide rigorous, Regents-level curricula and enable students to meet state requirements. But each small school is unique because it is designed around a theme or set of activities. This academic focus complements the traditional high school curricula by building on students own interests and strengths and striving to be relevant to their life and dreams. [ISA, CUNY, International Partnership Schools, Outward Bound, The Urban Assembly, Replications Incorporated, and the New York Post were in collaboration with New Visions in producing this document.]

Descriptors: High Schools, Public Schools, Small Schools, Urban Schools, School Choice, Minority Groups

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Author: New Visions for Public Schools


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