Certifications in computer systems and graphic design
Friction between teachers and the administration
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School gives students hands-on training in computer networking and repair. They may also learn photography, layout media, and web design.
The school has two small academies: Chelsea Technical and Graphic Design. About three-quarters of the students graduate on time, many with professional certificates that may help them get jobs.
The school has experienced ups and downs over the years. Principal Jaivelle Reed, who replaced popular, long-time Principal Brian Rosenbloom in 2016, has struggled to gain the trust of faculty. The Quality Review says the school lacks a cohesive vision and surveys show teachers mistrust the principal.
More than half the students come from outside Manhattan and enjoy the vibrant Soho area during their outdoor lunchtime—as long as they retain the privilege by keeping up their grades.
Chelsea CTE shares a century old building with NYC iSchool.
Admissions: Priority to Manhattan residents. Graphic Design admits students according to the educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. The Technical Academy looks at test scores, attendance and grades. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data, September 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Chelsea Technical Academy/Cisco
Program exposes students to hands-on learning experiences whereby students configure network routers and switches to secure, expand, and optimize data networks in various organizational settings. All students have the opportunity to earn a number of professional certifications.
Program exposes students to hands-on learning experiences in the design of professional publications, photo imagery and retouching, layout media, and the design of multimedia web pages. Students use the Adobe Creative Suite of application software, and have opportunities to earn a number of professional certifications.
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School D75 Inclusion Program
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Bowling, Softball
Contact & Location
131 Avenue Of the Americas
Manhattan NY 10013
Trains: to Canal St; , , , , to Canal St; , , , to Broadway-Lafayette St; , to Spring St; , to Prince St
Buses: BxM18, M1, M20, M21, M55, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X17, X27, X28, X7, X9
This school shares a building with NYC iSchool