Charter High School for Law and Social Justice
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Exposure to the legal profession; students intern in law offices
High teacher turnover and concerns for student safety
The Charter High School for Law and Social Justice opened in 2016 with the goal of starting a pipeline from high school to law school. Students have the chance to get exposure to the legal profession while still in high school.
All students take a four-year sequence of classes in law and social justice in addition to classes in the core subject areas. Students may take Advanced Placement courses or classes at the College of Mount St. Vincent. Eleventh-graders complete a community service based project and 12th-graders complete internships at a law offices.
Teachers reported in the NYC School Survey that order and discipline are maintained at the school, though the student suspension rate is much higher than the citywide average.
School days run from 8:00am-4:00pm, with a mandatory extra hour of instruction after school three days a week. The extended school day may be beneficial to working parents and students who could use more time in class.
All 11th-graders take an SAT preparation class and all 12th-graders take a college readiness class.
ADMISSIONS: By lottery. Priority to students who have a sibling attending the school and to students who live in District 9. (Isabel Corpus, web reports, July 2018)