Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School
Certifications in computer networking
Most graduates aren't prepared for college
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School is a safe and orderly school where students may be certified as computer technicians. Attendance and graduation rates have increased significantly since Brian Rosenbloom became principal in 2008. While the school still has a long way to go, it seems to be turning around.
Ninety-seven percent of teachers agreed that order and disiciplline are maintained and nearly all the students say they feel safe, according to the 2011-12 Learning Environment Survey. More than 90 percent of teachers say they trust the principal and believe that he is an effective manager. Howver, few students are prepared for college when they graduate, according to Department of Education statitistics.
The school's enrollment declined from about 1,000 students in 2006 to about 500 in 2011. It shares a 100-year-old building with NYC iSchool.
The school has two small academies: SoHo Communication Arts, which includes Creative Design and Photoshop, and the competitive Chelsea Technical Academy. The Technical Academy gives students hands-on training in systems and methods in the telecommunication fields, including Career and Technical certification in Cisco, C-Tech and A+, according to the School Directory. Despite a variety of Advanced Placement classes and specialized courses within the academies, nearly 50 percent of students reported in the survey that there is not enough variety of classes to keep them interested.
Afterschool, there are a variety of PSAL sports in addition to clubs and tutoring programs.
Special education: The school offers ICT and self-contained special education classes for students.
Admissions: Priority to Manhattan residents. Soho Communication Arts admits students according to the educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. The Chelsea Technical Academy requires a minimum score of 75 in English, math, social studies and science with standardized test scores of at least a 2. (Aryn Bloodworth, DOE statistics, November 2012)
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Programs and Admissions
C-Tech (realistic hands-on training in systems and methods in the telecommunication fields); Cisco (centers on computer networking); and CompTIA certification (the design, development, support and management of computer systems).
Commercial and Fine Arts, including Creative Design and Photoshop.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Bowling, Softball
Manhattan NY 10013