Details overview

Hours 8:35 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader PRINCIPAL - MR. PAUL J. ROTONDO
District New York City Geographic District # 1
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Extended / longer school day
Block scheduling

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus World languages
Service learning
Visual arts
Writing
Instructional / curriculum models used Accelerated credit learning
College preparatory
Core Knowledge
Direct instruction
Hybrid / Blended learning
Independent study
Internships
Multi-aged classrooms
Project-based
Standards-based
Virtual school

Classes

3
Visual Arts
including: Painting
2
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
1
Languages
including: Spanish
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Poetry
Career and Tech programs Business management
Media arts Computer animation
Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
World languages taught Spanish

Support

14
Facilities
including: Internet access
Facilities Art room
Audiovisual aids
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
College / career center
Gym
Internet access
Kitchen
Library
Parent involvement center
Performance stage
Playground
Science lab
Extra learning resources (misc.) Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Career/college counseling
Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Remediation
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Level of special education programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Basic - school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
Hispanic 49% 23%
Black 46% 19%
White 4% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school State average
English learners 3% 8%
Female 60% 49%
Male 40% 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 43%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

2
Girls Sports
including: Volleyball
1
Boys Sports
including: Basketball
6
Clubs
including: Step team
Girls sports Cheerleading
Volleyball
Boys sports Basketball
Clubs Community service
Dance club
Debate
Homework help / Study buddy club
Step team
Student council / government
Clubs - dance Hip Hop
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically come from these schools High School For Health Professions
  George Washington Campus
  Charter Schools

Awards

Community service award NYC Mayor's Model Attendance Improvement Program
Year received 2013
Academic award NYC Progress Report Score "A"
Year received 2013
Academic award NYC Progress Report Score "A"
Year received 2012
Academic award NYC Progress Report Score "A"
Year received 2011

Teachers

16
Staff
including: PE instructor
Staff Assistant principal
Art teacher
College counselor
Computer specialist
ELL / ESL Coordinator
Coach(es)
Math specialist
Music teacher
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Reading specialist
Security personnel
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Cantonese
Mandarin
Spanish
Tagalog

Teacher characteristics

  This school State average
Education levels: Master's degree or higher 64% 39%
Source: See notes

Neighborhood

Transportation options Paid public transportation
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner CAMBA
Partner website Www.camba.org
Partner NYU Molecules and Minds
Partner website Www.NYU.edu
Partner Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art
Partner website Www.MOMA.org
Partner College Now Program
Partner website Www.collegenow/cuny.edu

Enrollment

Learn more WWW.cascadeshs.org
Type of application deadline Rolling
# of applications received 375
For the year 2012-2013
# of students accepted 230
For the year 2012-2013

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012
Students by group NCES, 2011-2012
Teacher characteristics NYSED, 2011-2012