Young Adult Borough Centers (YABCs) are evening academic programs designed for high school students who are behind in credit, considering dropping out, or because of adult responsibilities in the daytime. Watch this video from a student's perspective of the YABC experience.
While attending a YABC, you can expect to: • Earn a high school diploma in the evening • Explore college and career options • Gain work experience • Receive targeted attendance outreach, which is strictly monitored by YABC staffYABCs operate with Learning to Work, which can offer you: • Academic support • Counseling • College preparation • Job and career development • Internship placementsTo learn more, look over the Additional Ways to Graduate Directory for a YABC in your borough or read a brochure in English, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Urdu.
To be eligible, you should: • Be 17.5*-21 years old (Students must have completed the school year in which they turn 17. The school year begins July 1st), • Have a minimum of 17 course credits • Be in the fifth year (or more) of high school • Be enrolled or become enrolled in a NYC high school*
Steps to Enroll
To register: • Talk to a guidance counselor at your current high school to: • Complete a Y1 form with a guidance counselor • Complete a Y2 form with a guidance counselor • Obtain a copy of your transcript • Obtain your immunization records. • Locate a YABC convenient to your home • Bring the forms, transcript, and immunization records to the YABC between the hours of 4PM-7PM Mondays through Thursdays.
*Eligible students who are not currently enrolled in a high school must go to a borough enrollment office to be enrolled in a high school. For questions, contact a YABC. Supervisors are generally available by telephone after 1PM.
YABC REGISTRATION for 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEARYABCs are open for registration Mondays through Thursdays from 4pm - 8pm when YABCs are in session.
Locations Visit this page for a list of YABC locations and contact information at each site.
Not sure if a YABC program is right for you? Contact a YABC directly and/or contact a Referral Center for High School Alternatives. Still have questions? Email OPSR@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-374-6025.