Professional Pathways High School

Grades 9-12

What’s Special

Computer and career focus

The Downside

No track record

Our Review

Professional Pathways High School, opened in 2013, is a small transfer school for older students who are behind in credits. The school uses a personalized approach, project-based learning and a focus on careers and computer literacy to motivate its students.

"Most of our student will graduate academically behind their peers so if they don't have computer literacy" they will be at an extreme disadvantage when they go on to college, said principal David DeCamp, who previously ran the Young Adult Borough Center at Automotive High School.

The career focus also aims at filling gaps. "A lot of our students havent had the opportunities to be around adults that have a variety of careers," DeCamp said, and so may not have a good sense of what careers mesh with their skills and interests. To address that, he says, advisories will focus on careers, offering students a look for example at the wide range of job opportunities in the health field. Internships also will be available

Professional Pathways is located inSheepshead Bay High School.

Special education: The school offers team teaching and support services for students with disabilities.

Admissions: Professional Pathways accepts new students throughout the school year. Students must be at least 16 years old, have attended a city high school for at least a year, be behind in credits, read at at least a 6th-grade level and be committed to attending high school full time. Interested students should call the school to schedule an intake appointment. All applicants must have an interview and take a test to assess their math and reading levels. (Gail Robinson, interview, June 2013)

About the students

Enrollment
209
Asian
9.6%
Black
28.2%
Hispanic
32.5%
White
28.2%
Other
1.4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
77%
Students with disabilities
16%
English language learners
1%
Male
60%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Sheepshead Bay Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
44%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
57%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
95%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
5%
18% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
93%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
79%
56% Citywide Average

About the leadership

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
77% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
100%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
100%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
100%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
100%
84% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Arts offerings

This school has 6 dedicated spaces for Music, Theater, Visual arts, and an Auditorium
This school has 3 licensed arts teachers in Music (part-time), Visual arts (part-time), and Theater

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
91%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
38%
49% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
86%
70% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
0%
11% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
5%
10% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
0% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
76%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
100%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
100%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
100%
89% Citywide Average
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Programs and Admissions

Professional Pathways High School
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball

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