High School for Energy and Technology
BRONX NY 10458 Map
High School for Energy and Technology
Buses: Bx12, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx36, Bx9
If you like taking things apart to see how they work and are interested in how buildings are heated and ventilated, the High School for Energy and Technology might be the school for you.
Staff will train students for careers in engineering and building technology, including jobs working with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in this Career and Technical Education school.
“We don’t have people who have the skills to maintain and operate the very complicated building systems we have today,” said John Shea, who is on the school’s planning team and who also leads the Division of School Facilities for the Department of Education. He will help students find internships with the DOE and local unions.
The school is scheduled to open in fall 2012 in the building housing Grace Dodge Career and Technical High School, which is being phased out for poor performance.
Principal Ignazio Accardi has solid teaching and administrative experience. He was a social studies teacher for seven years at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Institute for Arts and Technology in Long Island City. At Long Island City High School he served as assistant principal of social studies and of guidance.
Small advisory groups will meet three times a week for social and academic support. “Personalization is key and advisors are at the heart of that,” Accardi said.
Partnerships look promising. They include the School Construction Authority, the Institute for Student Achievement and the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University.
Students will be expected to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, which has more requirements than a regular Regents diploma. The focus of the school is on preparing students for career and college, and online Advanced Placement courses will be offered as the school grown, Accardi said.
Admissions: Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session, fair or open house. (Lydie Raschka, March 2012, interviews at the high school fair)
At a glance
Number of Students 400
Average Daily Attendance 85%
Metal detectors? Yes
INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.24 2.38 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Safety & vibe
ARE CLASSES BIG?
Number of students in an average english class23 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?
How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?71% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?96% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?
How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?78% 85% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?83% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
How Many Students are Chronically Absent?40% 36% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Class of 2015
How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?NA
Is the guidance counseling helpful?
How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?76% 76% CITYWIDE AVERAGE
Special ed & ELL
Programs and Admissions
School admission priorities:
- Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session
- Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
- Then to Bronx students or residents
- Then to New York City residents
Building Operations and Technology
EXTRACURRICULAR: Rich after-school program to provide increased academic, artistic, and social support; Tutoring, Art, Music, Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Regents Prep, Environmental, Acting, Photography, Student Senate, Guitar, Fitness, Skills USA
BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball, Basketball
GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Softball, Volleyball
Other schools sports: Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling; Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Volleyball