Starting next school year, more NYC high school students than ever before will be better prepared for life after high school.
Throughout the 2017–18 school year, 175 more City high schools will participate in the DOE’s College Access for All program, the City’s initiative to improve college awareness, readiness, attendance, and overall success among recent NYC high school graduates.
Previously, approximately 100 schools participated in the College Access for All program during the 2016–17 school year. Schools that are part of the program receive differentiated supports (i.e. funding, coaches, training, etc.) to build school cultures that encourage college attendance and foster positive work habits among students.
“As the first person in my family to go to college, I understand just how important it is to have a schoolwide college and career culture where the students have the awareness and support to get a range of postsecondary options,” said Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “With graduation rate, college readiness, and college enrollment already at record highs, this is the next step in ensuring that all of our students are ready for college and careers.”
The 175 new College Access for All high schools include 61 in the Bronx, 56 in Brooklyn, 28 in Manhattan, 28 in Queens, and two on Staten Island. There are also six charter high schools that are included among the 175 newly-added high schools.
For more information about the City’s expansion of the College Access for All program, including a full listing of all 175 schools, visit the DOE’s website.