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Presently, there are ten Grades 9-14 schools in New York City located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Please select from the list below to learn more about each school, including its industry and career focus, industry partners, and CUNY college partner.

Academy for Careers in Television and Film

The Academy for Careers in Television and Film (TvF) provides a bridge to higher education and meaningful preparation for careers in video/film production. In addition to rigorous academic coursework towards a Regents diploma, students at TvF take production courses for four years and have ample opportunities to participate in industry internships and hands-on work-based learning experiences. TvF’s program design rests on the belief that intensive career preparation and rigorous academic studies can complement and support each other, ensuring that students graduate with the skills and mindset that will ensure success in college and career.

Academy for Careers in Television and Film logo

Career Pathways: Film and Television

Industry Partnership: NA

Community College Partnership: Borough of Manhattan Community College

Degrees & Concentrations:

Video Arts and Technology (A.S.)

District Borough Number (DBN): 30Q301

Program Code: Q301

actvf.org

1-50 51st Avenue, Queens, NY 11101

Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (BASE)

BASE is one of the newest NYC Grades 9-14 schools, in partnership with Bronx Community College, K2 Intelligence, and MasterCard. Students at BASE study computer science all four years, and have the opportunity to graduate with an advanced Regents diploma as well as with a Career and Technical Education certification in software engineering. Students who entered BASE in the 2018-19 school year and thereafter will also have the opportunity to take courses at Bronx Community College beginning in the 11th grade and to stay on with Bronx Community College to attain an AAS degree in Cybersecurity and Networking. In addition to STEM courses, BASE also emphasizes skills development for the 21st century, which includes analytical thinking, creative problem solving, and effective teamwork. 

Challenge-based learning is at the heart of every BASE classroom: students develop essential skills and concepts in each discipline and then apply those skills and concepts to solve real-world challenges. The challenge-based learning approach prepares students for their senior capstone project. In the capstone, students identify a persistent problem in a community of their choosing, research key stakeholders and existing attempts to solve the problem, and design their own computer science-based solutions. The capstone culminates in a roundtable presentation to peers, teachers, and other members of the community. 

Bronx Academy for Software Engineering logo

Career Pathways: Software Engineering, Cybersecurity

Industry Partnership: K2 Intelligence, MasterCard, MetaBronx

Community College Partnership: Bronx Community College

Degrees & Concentrations:

Cybersecurity and Networking (A.A.S)

District Borough Number (DBN): 10X264

Program Code: X264

bronxsoftware.org

2474 Crotona Avenue, 5th Floor, Bronx, NY 10458

Business Technology Early College High School (BTECH)

Business Technology Early College High School (BTECH) started in 2014 in Queens Village, NY with a strong partnership between the New York City Department of Education, CUNY, Queensborough Community College (QCC), SAP, and the Early College Initiative at the City University of New York. BTECH’s mission is to combine academic excellence with technical aptitude thus empowering students to be successful in our modern, information-based, global economy and community.

BTECH is an innovative, public high school that engages and provides students the opportunity to earn a high school diploma, an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) in Internet and Information Technology or Computer Information Systems. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in work-based learning experiences in the technology field to build career and 21st Century skills, Career experiences may include Work Based Learning (WBL), job site visits, internships, and career exploration opportunities.  

Business Technology Early College High School logo

Career Pathways: Information Technology

Industry Partnership: SAP

Community College Partnership: Queensborough Community College (QCC)

Degrees & Concentrations:

Computer Information Systems (A.A.S)Internet and Information Technology (A.A.S)

District Borough Number (DBN): 26Q315

Program Code: Q58A

btechnyc.org

230-17 Hillside Avenue, Third Floor, Queens, NY 11427

City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (City Poly)

City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, & Technology is focused on preparing students for college and careers in Construction Management, Civil Engineering Technology, and Architectural Technology. The school’s mission is to develop a community where each member accepts responsibility for the learning, academic achievement, and social and cultural development of all students. City Poly pairs a strong academic environment with social and emotional supports, ensuring that students thrive during their crucial teenage years. 

City Polytechnic High School also provides students with the skills to earn a high school diploma, an Associate degree, and technical training over the course of a six-year program in collaboration with the New York City College of Technology (City Tech) and New York City Transit. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in numerous career exploration and internship opportunities to explore careers in engineering, architecture and technology.

City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology logo

Career Pathways: Construction Management, Civil Engineering Technology, Architectural Technology

Industry Partnership: The MTA New York City Transit

Community College Partnership: New York City College of Technology (City Tech)

Degrees & Concentrations:

Architectural Technology (A.A.S), Civil Engineering Technology (A.A.S), Construction Management Technology (A.A.S) 

District Borough Number (DBN): 13K674

Program Code: L59A

citypolyhs.org

105 Tech Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Energy Tech High School

Energy Tech High School offers students the opportunity to stay for up to six years, earning a high school diploma, an Associate degree—free of cost—and important industry training and credentials. Energy Tech prepares students for competitive careers in engineering in the fast-growing energy industry. Graduates leave the school ready to go directly into a range of careers or as strong candidates for four-year colleges. This incredible opportunity is made possible through partnerships with the City University of New York, LaGuardia Community College, National Grid, and Con Edison.

Energy Tech High School logo

Career Pathways: Focus on engineering with an electrical or mechanical concentration

Industry Partnership: Con Edison, National Grid

Community College Partnership: LaGuardia Community College

Degrees & Concentrations:

Energy Technician–Electrical Technology (A.A.S), Energy Technician–Mechanical Technology (A.A.S); Engineering Science–Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering (A.S.)

District Borough Number (DBN): 30Q258

Program Code: Q61A

energytechschool.org

36-41 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11106

Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (H.E.R.O. High)

The mission of HERO High (Health, Education, and Research Occupations High School) springs from the commitment of the partners, including Hostos Community College, Montefiore Medical Center and school staff to furthering social mobility for their students and the South Bronx community. The school focuses on preparing young people in professional employment within the field of healthcare. Students gain a rigorous liberal arts education emphasizing literacy across the curriculum, accelerated math and science, and work-based learning, and a supported entry to college and work through the Associate degree options in nursing and community health. Students learn to meet the public health challenges of a changing world by working with others to address the needs of their own communities. The school aims to personalize academic and social support so that every student reaches his or her potential and discerns his or her calling for professional work.

Health, Education and Research Occupations High School (H.E.R.O. High) logo

Career Pathways: Health, Education and Research Occupations

Industry Partnership: Montefiore Medical Center

Community College Partnership: Hostos Community College

Degrees & Concentrations:

Nursing (A.A.S), Community Health (A.S.)

District Borough Number (DBN): 07X259

Program Code: X37A

herohigh.net

455 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10455

Inwood Early College for Health and Information Technologies

Inwood Early College for Health & Information Technologies focuses on preparing students for careers in information technology, including hardware and software development and cybersecurity. The high school also includes a college and career pathway for students who want to pursue a future in the biological sciences. Through project-based learning, students use the skills they learn in biology and computer technology classes to examine the effects of technology, the role of information technology in the context of healthcare, and the impact of information creation on their lives, their communities, and the world we share.

Inwood Early College for Health and Information Technologies logo

Career Pathways: Information Technology , Information Technology in Healthcare, and Business Administration

Industry Partnership: Microsoft, NewYork-Presbyterian

Community College Partnership: Bronx Community College

Degrees & Concentrations:

Cybersecurity and Networking (A.A.S.), Biology (A.S.)

District Borough Number (DBN): 06M211

Program Code: A16A

inwoodearlycollege.org

650 Academy Street, New York, NY 10034

Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA)

The Manhattan Early College School for Advertising (MECA) is an innovative Early College and Career high school in New York City that offers an integrated sequence of high school classes, Associate degree courses, and workplace learning experiences. Over the course of six years in the program, students can earn a Regents Diploma and a free Associate degree from the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). In addition, students will have access to a series of industry-specific experiences designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of advertising and media. Key to the success of the school is the strong partnership between BMCC, the Department of Education, the City University of New York, and industry partners from the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Manhattan Early College School for Advertising logo

Career Pathways: Multimedia Arts, Multimedia Programming, and Business Administration

Industry Partnership: 4A's (American Association of Advertising Agencies)

Community College Partnership: Borough of Manhattan Community College

Degrees & Concentrations:

Multimedia Arts (A.S.), Multimedia Programming (A.S.), Advertising and Media (A.S.), Digital Marketing (A.S.), Animation and Motion Graphics (A.S.)

District Borough Number (DBN): 02M280

Program Code: M73A

meca-nyc.org

411 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10038

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH)

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a collaboration among the New York City Department of Education, the City University of New York (CUNY), New York City College of Technology (City Tech), and the IBM Corporation. P-TECH enables students to begin their college and professional lives more quickly and with more support than the typical school-to-work pathway. Graduates of P-TECH have the opportunity to earn an Associate degree and leave the school with the skills and knowledge they need in order to continue their studies or step seamlessly into competitive jobs in the Information Technology industry.

Pathways in Technology Early College High School logo

Career Pathways: Information Technology

Industry Partnership: IBM Corporation

Community College Partnership: New York City College of Technology

Degrees & Concentrations:

Computer Information Systems (A.A.S), Electromechanical Engineering Technology (A.A.S)

District Borough Number (DBN): 17K122

Program Code: L67A

ptechnyc.org

150 Albany Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Port Richmond High School

Launched in the 2020-21 school year, Port Richmond High School now has two Grades 9-14/P-TECH programs, giving students the opportunity to earn a free Associate degree either in Computer Technology (A.A.S.) or in Liberal Arts and Science (A.S.) at the College of Staten Island. The P-TECH program at Port Richmond is the latest addition and the New York City network of Grades 9-14 schools and the first P-TECH on Staten Island. Port Richmond students in the Grades 9-14 program reflect the dynamic and diverse neighborhoods of New York City school districts. Students of all abilities will be accepted, and no tests are required to enroll in this program.   

Through partnerships with Northwell Health and Sun River, students will also receive supports in developing their on-the-job skills through work-based learning, mentoring, and internships. The goal of the program is to combine high school, college, and industry experience to prepare students to be ready for competitive jobs in computing or medical fields.

P-TECH Port Richmond logo

Career Pathways: Computer Science and Medical Science

Industry Partnership: Northwell Health, Sun River

Community College Partnership: CUNY College of Staten Island

Degrees & Concentrations:

Computer Technology (A.A.S.), Liberal Arts and Science (A.S.)

District Borough Number (DBN): 31R445

Program Code: R10E

portrichmondhs.org

85 St. Josephs Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302