These are the first of 18 proposed New York City charter schools founded by New Visions in collaboration with LCI.
The first two schools are in the northwest section of the Bronx, in John F. Kennedy High School, a campus now divided into 5 high schools. Both new high schools will follow a small school model with limited class sizes, starting with an incoming freshman class of 125 students. One will emphasize humanities; the other advanced math and science. All students will be chosen by lottery. Both new high schools are located in the South Bronx, one at the Jane Addams High School campus, the other at the Samuel Gompers High School campus.
LCI’s Capacities for Imaginative Learning are the building blocks that will help students achieve the Common Core Standards across the curriculum. Students in both schools will also work with teaching artists and attend performances, visit museums, and be otherwise involved with performing and visual arts. Through a challenge-based curriculum they will also learn how to ask good questions, conduct research, produce evidence of their work, present their findings, and critique products and presentations.
For more information about charter school partnerships contact New Visions for Public Schools.