New Dawn Charter High Schools 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:
- Interventions for those with fewer than 11 credits, and for those with 11 or more credits
- Internships in the community
- 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 who fulfill all academic and internship requirements will graduate with a New York State Education diploma. As a transfer school, New Dawn will be no student’s first high school, with the exception of the over-aged 8th graders who opt for our intensive program. We anticipate 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. Throughout the course work that is completed at New Dawn Charter School students will have access to internship and vocational training, one-on-one and group college and career counseling, a mentor based team of educational professionals and leaders who have implemented a rigorous and holistic instructional approach for all students.