Intermediate School 126 is located in a working class neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens. Our administration consists of our new Principal and three Assistant Principals.
We provide a safe learning environment where all students are held accountable and reach high levels of academic achievement. We value open communication between parents, students, and teachers. Our school fosters a spirit of lifelong learning and establishes a community of productive citizens. We promote intellectual curiosity and creative thinking where the entire community, the arts, and all cultures are valued.
Through the use of positive behavior interventions and assertive discipline we will make our students secure and safe. In addition, by providing team building for staff, students, and parents, open communication will become an integral part of our community. Our school fosters success through exemplifying diverse life accomplishment. Our students are provided with rigorous curricula, instruction, and assessment aligned with the State Standards while being immersed in the arts. Professional development for parents and teachers is the means to improving instruction and growth for our entire community.
· I.S. 126’s talent department works with outside organizations and bring artists in all of the disciplines to residence. Our culminating activities of performances are three times a year, inviting parents, and community to join in the festivities.
· We have always been an advocate of using Bloom’s Taxonomy and utilizing the theory of Multiple Intelligence to improve on our students’ higher order thinking skills, and these practices are incorporated throughout the arts. This is an excellent way to promote diversity and an appreciation for all cultures.
· We offer a wide variety of programming to all students, such as
o CHAMPS recreational program
o Career Day
o Positive Behavior Intervention Systems
o Student Senate
o Options Program for teenage girls
o Chess Club
· An improved science program is evident and a Regent’s course for accelerated students has been re-instituted.
· The English as a second language department effectively addresses the needs of the English language learners.
· Students in greatest need of improvement are identified and receive effective academic intervention services. We use Read 180, Wilson, Tabula Digita to support our AIS program
Some of our collaborations with community partners:
§ Lincoln Center Partnership
§ Project Arts – supports any and all arts programs within the school.
§ Project Hope Banking Program – enhances and supplements mathematics through the use of visiting bank representatives who involve students in real life hands-on banking activities.
§ Periwinkle Program – theatre arts, anti-violence
§ St. John’s Gear-Up – Gaining early awareness in undergraduate programs
§ Jacob Riis After School program
§ Round About Theater Residency