Welcome to New Dawn Charter High School

Mission Statement: New Dawn Charter High School will provide over-aged and under-credited students 15 - 21 years of age, including those who are English Language Learners and those with special needs, the opportunity to return to school and obtain a high school diploma through a rigorous NYSED standards-based education program. Within the framework of the education program, three programs will be offered: 

1) Interventions for those with fewer than 11 credits, and for those with 11 or more credits

2) Internships in the community

3) College enrollment.

Learn More about New Dawn


College Readiness

Music and The Arts

Watch as our New Dawn students under the direction of Mr. Quintero display their musical talents.


Rave Reviews for the Road Trip Nation Advisory Course at New Dawn Charter High School

Roadtrip Nation has been creating innovative self-discovery resources since 2008. Combining experiential learning activities with meaningful introspection, their programs empower students to connect their studies to their interests and stay engaged with their futures. Their national education team recently visited New Dawn to see how our Road Trip Nation Advisory course (taught by New Dawn Social Worker Chelsea Rissner) has been doing. See what great things they had to say about the course!

Upcoming Events

Thu, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 1
Winter Recess-School will be closed
Monday, January 4
Classes Resume at 9:00 AM
Monday, January 18
MLK Day- School will be closed
Mon, Jan 25 - Fri, Jan 29
Regents Week-Only students with exams are admitted into the building

News and Announcements

Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Time: 3:00 PM

New Dawn Charter High School Board Room

Executive Director's Corner: Fall Semester 2015

Message from the Executive Director