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
Who we Are
All students must be given a chance to complete high school and this includes students who may be struggling with traditional schools. New Dawn Charter High School is a New York City Transfer School, reaching out to students who have either dropped out or are in school truants-those who will most likely not graduate with their four-year 9th grade peers.
New Dawn enrolls students who are over-aged and under-credited in grades 9 through 12, and includes an intensive program for those students who are the most at-risk and difficult to engage in their education: the student who is over 15 years old and has fewer than 11 credits.
Students will graduate with a NYSED diploma, meeting all graduation requirements. As a transfer school, New Dawn will be no student’s first high school and recruitment from the 8th grade does not occur. We have a very large proportion of students with disabilities and a smaller proportion of English Language Learners. At least 82% of the students will are eligible for free/reduced lunch.