BENEFITING: Billion Oyster Project
The Harbor School partners with New York City's maritime community and uses New York Harbor's marine resources to create an extraordinary public high school experience that instills in its students the skills and ethic of environmental stewardship. Harbor School's mission is to graduate students prepared for success in college and who have earned a technical credential in one of the six marine fields: Vessel Operations, Marine Systems Technology, Ocean Engineering, Professional Diving, Aquaculture, and Marine Science Research.
Introduction to New York Harbor (Harbor Class) was developed during the first year of the school (2003-2004). Harbor Class is taken by all freshmen and its purpose is threefold:
1. Introduce students to the mission of New York Harbor School;
2. Introduce students to the New York Harbor Estuary: its geography, ecology, industry, and human & natural history; and
3. Introduce students to the six Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes.
The Harbor Class curriculum gives students a clear vision of CTE and which program may best suit their individual interests and needs. Additionally, it will provide students with the introductory skills necessary to excel in their particular CTE Programs.
Click here for an article about Ann Fraioli and Roy Arezzo, two of our Founding teachers.