The Charter High SchoolFor Law And Social Justice

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Educational Design

"You have to set the bar high.  If you don't give students high expectations, they won't meet them."
                                                                                          Professor Richard Marsico
                                                                                          Director, New York Law School Justice Action Center
  • Rigorous curriculum aligned to the Common Core Career and College Readiness Standards
  • Four years of ELA, math, social studies, and science
  • An option to take Spanish or law-related courses
  • The use of law and social justice issues to create an interesting and exciting learning environment that engages and empowers students
  • Small class sizes, mentoring, faculty advising, extended days, parental involvement, quality instruction, tutoring, and extensive staff training
  • Mandatory summer bridge program for rising ninth and tenth graders focusing on writing and communication, literacy, oral and written advocacy, academic skill building, and time management
  • Opportunities to earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses and enrollment in on-campus college courses
  • Real-world experience through internships and community service projects, allowing students to connect to the curriculum and develop interests in potential career paths
  • Access to numerous individualized supports for students in need of special education, remediation, or ESL services
  • A goal that 100 percent of graduates will obtain Regents Diplomas and be admitted to college
  • Formal affiliations with New York Law School and the College of Mount Saint Vincent