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CROWDRISE : Aug 26, 2013
Tax ID: 20-3057343
BASED: New York, NY, United States


Student Success

Our mission is to graduate students who are prepared to succeed in college and life.

Our students confront enormous obstacles to success every single day. For decades, our community, Upper Manhattan, has been plagued by lower than average rates of educational attainment and higher than average rates of poverty, unemployment, and crime.  96% of our students qualify for free or reduced price lunch; 20% speak English as a second language; and 13% are special needs students.  New Heights Academy opened in 2006 with the goal of helping students in our community beat these odds.


Since graduating our first senior class in 2010, we have achieved an average annual graduation rate of 85%, approximately 20 percentage points above the NYC peak graduation rate.  Among Latino students, our graduation rate is more than 20% higher than the New York State average.  From here, more than 80% of our graduates annually choose to go on to higher education.


We provide our students with a rigorous but supportive educational program.  Our strategies to ensure student success include:


·         Research-validated curriculum aligned to Common Core Standards

·         One daily hour of targeted, individualized academic interventions for all students

·         Data-driven instruction

·         Highly qualified staff

·         Small class sizes

·         An extended school day

·         After school tutoring

·         Arts instruction for all students

·         Summer enrichment programs

Tax ID: 20-3057343 •


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