The BHSWCA Model
From 8:00-2:57, students participate in three types of courses:
Core Academic Courses
· Required Regents-preparatory course for all students in math, science, social studies and English Language Arts that are aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and meet the NYC DOE city-wide instructional expectations;
· Integrated collaborative team teaching and inclusive services for students with Individualized Education Plans (I.E.P.’s)
and English Language Learners (ELL’s)
· Electives and additional courses required for graduation;
· Arts and foreign language ( Spanish);
· Physical Fitness and Health;
· Additional sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Advanced Placement (A.P.) Environmental science)
· Additional pull-out special needs services, remediation and enrichment;
· Advanced Placement courses in U.S.History, Environmental Science and Spanish
College Readiness Courses
Trimester-long courses for all grades
· Trimester-long courses taught by a team of the school’s teachers and guidance counselors;
· Internships, community service learning, and work study experiences;
· College Summit taught in ELA in 11th and during advisory in grades 9, 10 and 12.
A critical component of the school’s vision is to provide students with a supportive and individualized high school experience. This vision is fulfilled, in part, through our College Readiness program. Faculty members serve as advisors to a group of 15-20 students in grades 9, 10 and 12. The faculty member serves as advocate, guide, and mentor for his/her advisees. Through meetings 2 to 3 times weekly, advisors lead group-building activities, facilitate school-wide initiatives, and provide one-on-one guidance to advisees. Advisors meet with advisees’ families during conference weeks, serve as a liaison between the school and home, and are held accountable for meeting the needs of advisees.
Communication and Organization
The Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts is located on the Evander Childs Campus at 800 East Gun Hill Road on the 2nd Floor. The closest train stop near the school is the 2 train at Gun Hill Road. The closest buses are the 28, 30, 39, 41, 55 and 8. For more specific directions to the school via public transportation, please visit www.hopstop.com.
The school day lasts from 8:00 am until 2:57 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday’s are an “early-release” day where students are dismissed at 2:05 p.m.
Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts