New York City's Best Public High Schools: A Parents' Guide, 3rd Edition

New York City's Best Public High Schools: A Parents' Guide, 3rd Edition


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If you lived anywhere else in the country, you would probably send your child to your neighborhood high school. In New York City, it's much more complicated than that. But what parent has time to research hundreds of school options? To help you choose a high school that is just right for your child, Clara Hemphill and her colleagues at Insideschools visited nearly all of the city's 400 high schools. This essential revision of the critically acclaimed parents' guide features new school profiles; invaluable advice to help parents and students through the stressful admissions process; and new sections on alternative schools, vocational schools, and schools for students learning English. Featuring interviews with teachers, parents, and students, this guide uncovers the "inside scoop" about school atmosphere, homework, student stress, competition among students, the quality of teachers, gender issues, the condition of the building, class size, and much more.

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ISBN-13: 9780807748206
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Edition description: REV
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,219,757
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction     1
Getting Started     4
What Are Your Options?     5
What to Consider Before You Visit     9
Questions to Ask and Things to Look For     11
How to Judge a New High School     18
Getting In     19
If Your Child Is Rejected     22
If You Are New to the City     23
Manhattan     27
Stuyvesant High School     29
Millennium High School     35
Pace High School     38
Bard High School Early College     41
New Explorations Into Science, Technology & Math (NEST+M)     46
Institute for Collaborative Education     48
The Lab School for Collaborative Studies     50
The Museum School     54
Baruch College Campus High School     56
School of the Future     59
The Professional Performing Arts School     63
Beacon High School     66
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts     70
Manhattan/Hunter College High School for Science     76
Eleanor Roosevelt High School     79
Hunter College High School     82
Young Women's Leadership School     88
High School for Math, Science & Engineering at City College     92
Frederick Douglass Academy     96
Worth Watching: Manhattan     99
The Bronx     105
Bronx High School of Science     107
High School of American Studies at Lehman College     113
Bronx Academy of Letters     116
Marble Hill High School for International Studies     118
Pelham Preparatory Academy     121
Worth Watching: The Bronx     123
Brooklyn     133
Brooklyn Technical High School     135
Brooklyn Latin School     140
The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice     144
Benjamin Banneker Academy     146
Bedford Academy High School     148
Edward R. Murrow High School     150
Midwood High School     154
Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences     158
Worth Watching: Brooklyn     160
Queens     167
Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts     169
Academy of American Studies     172
Baccalaureate School for Global Education      174
Robert F. Kennedy Community High School     177
Townsend Harris High School     179
Francis Lewis High School     183
Queens High School for the Sciences at York College     186
Benjamin Cardozo High School     188
High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and Sciences     191
Bayside High School     194
Worth Watching: Queens     196
Staten Island     203
Staten Island Technical High School     205
CSI High School for International Studies     208
Curtis High School     210
The Michael J. Petrides School     212
Tottenville High School     214
Alternative Schools     216
Vocational or Career and Technical Education Schools     220
Schools for Students Learning English     227
Timeline for High School Choice: Planning Calendar     229
Quick Reference Guide     233
Index     237
About the Authors     240

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