Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers
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Founded in 1937, Jane Addams High School had a long history of preparing students for work in hairdressing, nursing, tourism and business. In the 2000s, the vocational school suffered from declining enrollments and graduation rates. It was rocked by a scandal in 2011, in which students were apparently given credit for courses they never took. The principal, Sharron Smalls, was removed and replaced by Joel DiBartolomeo, whom colleagues describe as an effective leader. However, the Department of Education, believing more drastic action was necessary, decided in 2012 to close the school. The last class graduated in 2015 and the school officially closed.For transcripts call (718) 935-2399 or (718) 935-2009.
The building now houses two smaller schools:The School for Tourism and Hospitality and New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II, both opened in 2012.Read more