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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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 September 23rd Board of Trustees Meeting has been canceled due to having a recent meeting on September 9, 2014. The next meeting will resume as scheduled on October 28, 2014.


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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.


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, October 27
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, November 3
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.

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day- No students in attendance
There will be no classes held on Election Day, however New Dawn staff will be in attendance.
Monday, November 10
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, November 17
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.