Harlem Renaissance High School
Manhattan NY 10035
Students may earn missing credits quickly in supportive surroundings
Too few students show up to class
With support from the New York Mission Society, Harlem Renaissance High School provides a small, supportive academic environment for students who haven't had success at their previous high school. Advisory and counseling programs provide students with emotional support and clear goals for graduation and beyond. Rules, however, are strictly enforced. There is a dress code, and the administration has zero tolerance for electronic devices and phones on campus.
Located on a pleasant street in a steadily improving Harlem neighborhood, the school shares a building with a district 79 GED program. Principal Nadav Zeimer, a former computer engineer and robotics coach, joined the school in 2010. [In February 2017, the New York Post reported that he was removed from his post after having treated some staff members to a weekday spa outing.]
Parents and guardians may participate in monthly events and are kept informed of student progress with weekly reports. Students can take advantage of paid internships through the Learning to Work program as well as a range of clubs and programs including professional music and video editing, art studio, Women's Leaders Club and peer mediation and conflict resolution. There is a LYFE center on campus that provides childcare for the children of students.
Admissions: Prior to acceptance, students must be interviewed with a parent/guardian and attend an orientation where a diagnostic reading and math test will be given. To schedule an interview and for more information about what to bring, please visit http://www.myhrhs.org/admissions. (Aimee Sabo, online reports, November 2013)