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.



News and Announcements

Welcome Back To School

Executive Director's Message

To All Our Students and Families:

Welcome back to returning students and families and welcome to all our new students and families!  We are excited that New Dawn Charter High School is entering its third year of operation.  Over the past two years we have learned some very valuable lessons and we want to let you know some of the new initiatives that we are implementing at the School moving forward.

We have started a new campaign in an effort to help students and families understand what New Dawn stands for and how we view education.  Our motto is: New Dawn Goes Back to the Three R’s:  Responsibility, Respect, Resilience.


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Fall Semester at New Dawn


Students must report to New Dawn beginning on Thursday September 4th at 10:00am to pick up their schedules and become notified of their Week Placement.

The A Week/B Week Schedule begins on Monday September 8th with A week classes starting promptly at 9:00 am.

B week students during the week of September 8th must report to their assigned internship training period which will also be held at New Dawn. B Week students will be notified of their scheduled training time when they report to school on Thursday September 4th.

Bell Schedule:
1st Period: 9:00-9:50
2nd Period: 9:55-10:45
3rd Period: 10:50-11:40
4th Period: 11:45-12:35
Lunch: 12:35-1:10
6th Period: 1:15-2:05
7th Period: 2:10-3:00
8th Period: 3:05-3:55



New Dawn is Going to College!

At New Dawn Charter High School regardless of their past, our students overcome adversity and go on to go to college. Congrats to our graduating Class of 2014!


Music Comes Alive at New Dawn Charter HS

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


Board of Trustees 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule


Time: 3 p.m.
Place: Conference Room, New Dawn Charter High School 
242 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY  11217

*Please check back a week prior to any meeting in the event a date must be changed.*

Update: The August 26th Board of Trustees Meeting has been rescheduled to September 9th.


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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!
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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 22
A Week
All A Week students are expected to be attendance this week.
All B Week students are expected to report to their internship assignment this week.

Thu, Sep 25 - Fri, Sep 26
Rosh Hashanah- School will be closed
New Dawn will be closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah
Monday, September 29
B Week
All B Week students are expected to be attendance this week.
All A Week students are expected to report to their internship assignment this week.
Monday, October 6
A Week
All A Week students are expected to be attendance this week.
All B Week students are expected to report to their internship assignment this week.

Monday, October 13
B Week
All B Week students are expected to be attendance this week.
All A Week students are expected to report to their internship assignment this week.
Columbus Day-School will be closed
New Dawn will be closed in observance of Columbus Day