High School

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East Harlem Scholars Academy High School prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in college, lead in their communities, and to realize their best possible selves.

The High School builds on the Scholars Academies commitment to providing engaging and rigorous academics, a warm, welcoming environment, and a culture of service, leadership, courage, and achievement. Our schools, grounded in our guiding principles, core values, and commitment to racial equity, inspire scholars to affect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them.

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a Track Record of College Success

The High School opens its doors to 125 scholars in ninth grade beginning August 2019. A grade is added each year until we reach full capacity of approximately 600 students in grades 9 –12.

All graduates of Scholars Academy High School join EHTP’s College Scholars program where they receive support and resources to navigate the complexities of college, stay on track to graduate, and prepare for careers.

East Harlem Scholars Academies are operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), a community-based organization providing students with the knowledge, tools, and skills they need to succeed in college and career since 1958. Over the last five years, 95% of EHTP high school scholars have enrolled in college.

New State-of-the-Art Building Coming Soon!

EHTP is building a new 70,000 square foot high school on 104th Street that will include science labs, robotics centers, music rooms, expansive classrooms, and more. The new building is scheduled to open summer 2021.

Until then, we will be co-located at Life Sciences Secondary School, at 320 East 96th Street. There our Scholars will benefit not only from excellent instruction, but also large classrooms, the auditorium, gymnasium, dance studio, weight room and soccer field.

High School Curriculum

The Scholars Academy rigorous college-preparatory high school curriculum is aligned to New York State’s Common Core Learning Standards and builds on the core elementary and middle school academic program components of extended day, data-driven instruction, community service, and advisory. The curriculum will include AP coursework to ensure scholars are college-ready. We are also developing partnership programs to provide additional college-readiness opportunities. Graduating students will receive Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation or a Regents Diploma with Honors.

Freshman Year Courses:

  • English Language Arts

  • Algebra 1 or Geometry

  • Earth Science or Biology

  • Global HIstory

  • Spanish

  • Physical and Health Education

  • Arts (visual arts or chorus)

  • Computer Science

  • Advisory period

  • College and career counseling

  • Character education community service

  • Four-week summer academy for matriculating ninth grade

  • After-school extracurricular activities

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Sports teams (soccer, basketball, and track will compete in the New York City Charter School Athletic Association)

  • Music (chorus, orchestra, marching band, etc.)

  • Theater and visual arts

  • Homework club/tutoring

  • College advising and mentoring

  • Internships