Q. What are ROADS Charter High Schools?
A.We operate two new, innovative schools for students who have not yet succeeded in other school settings. ROADS schools are geared toward young people committed to breaking patterns of truancy and re-engaging formerly disconnected students in a comprehensive high school experience. At a ROADS school, we expect you to WORK HARD, and we will provide you with the targeted supports and resources to ensure you graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life.
Q. Are ROADS Charter High Schools a four-year model?
A. Yes, students typically require four years to successfully complete graduation requirements, including earning 44 credits and passing five Regents Exams.
Q. Where are ROADS Charter High Schools located?A. ROADS Charter High School 1 – 1495 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233 (East New York/Brownsville; Community School District 23) ROADS Charter High School 2 – 1010 Rev. James A Polite, Bronx, NY 10459 (South Bronx; Community School District 12)
Q. How many seats are available in 2013-14?
A. Each school is accepting 50 new students.
Q. Who can become a student at ROADS Charter High Schools?
A.We prioritize admission for students with the greatest need. To be eligible for admission to ROADS, students must turn 15 or 16 years old in 2013, have 11 or fewer high school credits, completed 7th grade and must have been held back at least once or repeated at least one grade.
Admission is by lottery for eligible students, with a preference in admission for students who are:
- In temporary housing or homeless
- Currently involved in the Child Welfare System (foster care or child protective services)
- Have been or are court-involved youth (i.e., juvenile or adult justice system)
We encourage English Language Learners and students with disabilities to apply to our schools.
Q. How do students apply to ROADS?A. Applications can be submitted by mail, e-mail, fax, or delivered to:
ROADS Charter High Schools 555 8th ave, Suite 1009 New York, NY, 10018 fax: 646-224-5562
Q. Is there an application deadline?
A. The application deadline for the lottery is Monday, April 8, 2013 at 5 pm.
Q. Who can you contact for questions or concerns?
A. Whether you are a prospective student, partner organization or just a curious community member we would be happy to speak with you. Give us a call at 212-561-5383 or e-mail email@example.com.