CTE programs in Fashion, Cosmetology and Health
W. H. Maxwell Career and Technical High School aims to give students the skills they need to get jobs after high school in fields such as fashion, hairdressing, or vision technology, that is, making prescription eyeglasses. The small school serves a large special needs population and has twice as many girls as boys.
Students are exposed to the industries they study through visits and trade shows and receive professional certificates that may help them get jobs when they graduate.
Students may receive pay or school credit for completing internships in their fields.
Graduation rates have been on the rise in recent years. However, many students enter the school with weak academic skills, and not many students are prepared for college when they graduate. Attendance is poor.
Although the school has dealt with safety concerns in the past, the majority of students report feeling safe in the building. Teachers also generally feel order is maintained in the building, according to results of the NYC School Survey.
Admissions: Educational option. The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-performing students. In recent years, the school has had room for every student who applies. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, November 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
Computer ScienceNot offered in 2019-20
PhysicsNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
MusicNot offered in 2019-20
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Come design your future at Maxwell. Choose fashion or graphics/advertising to explore your creativity and build your design concepts through the tools of the trade and technology. Build your very own portfolio of through a wide array of mediums.
Students in this program will explore the Vision Technology curriculum. Prerequisite classes teach students the basic concepts in anatomy and physiology and health occupations. Students in Vision Technology learn the anatomy of the eye and how to read prescriptions, culminating in the actual creation of functional eyewear.
Beauty Science & Technology
This program trains students to gravitate towards a career in the salon/spa industry. Upon completion of training, students will be eligible to take the New York State Board Licensing Examination in Nail Technology, Natural Hair Care and Appearance Enhancement, which covers all areas of Cosmetology. While in training, students have an opportunity to practice their skills on clients in the community, work-based experiences and in school.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science
Boys PSAL teams
Girls PSAL teams
Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Contact & Location
145 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11207
Trains: to Broadway Junction; to Liberty Ave; to Alabama Ave; to Atlantic Ave
Buses: B12, B14, B20, B25, B83, Q24, Q56
This school shares a building with East New York Family Academy.
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Brooklyn, NY 11207
Brooklyn, NY 11207