Letter from the

Executive Director

2019-2020 School year

Dear Families and Scholars, 


Welcome to our new school year! We are excited about the 2019-20 academic year, our Charter renewal year. The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice has a dedicated and passionate faculty, supportive parents, and creative, energetic students. We are going to do great things together. 


Our goal is to provide a college preparatory curriculum centered on law and social justice and get your scholar into college and ready for the real world. We will give the students comprehensive high school education and lay the academic and social groundwork for success in college and careers.  Together, we will guide them on the road to success and self-fulfillment, helping them become happy and productive members of our society. It will not be an easy journey, but together, we can do it. We can be a part of a dream come true in the Bronx. 


We care for everyone in the school and consider them important stakeholders. This includes students, parents, and professors (teachers) as well as our Board of Trustees. We hope that your time at our school is a rewarding experience that will make you proud. Our goal is to be fair and clear about what is expected of you and your scholar this school year.


We are a “College Now” school, and our 11th grade and 12th-grade students are permitted to take college courses for college credit at Bronx Community College, all part of the City University of New York.  As part of this partnership, our students will have opportunities to intern with Bronx Community College and their partners in the Bronx. They will also receive career counseling, resume preparation assistance, financial aid and studentship guidance, and essay help.   


Law and Social Justice are at our core, and we begin in 9th Grade with Law and Social Justice focused classes and activities.  We are developing internship programs, so our 11th & 12th Grade do internships at law firms and law schools or Social Action Organizations.  We also offer Advanced Placement and Honors classes to provide our students with every opportunity to excel and gain entrance to college.


With your support, we will continue to develop the very real gifts and talents of all of the students at CHSLSJ. We are energized and excited about the upcoming year and look forward to working with your children! Let’s work together to make this the best year ever and reach our goal of becoming the #1 school in New York City!




Richard Burke

Executive Director




Richard Burke

Executive Director

The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice

1960 University Avenue

Bronx, NY 10453 


1960 University Ave, Bronx, NY 10453

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