High Schools

Opportunities announced the week of Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (in chronological order)

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High Schools: 9th Grade High School Girls Can Apply to NYC Great!

Application Deadline: March 6, 2015
Event: Spring 2015
Contact: Leslie Ann Dunn/212-374-6689

The Office of Equity and Access is pleased to announce the launch of NYC Great! A Young Women’s Leadership Initiative. NYC Great! (Girls Reaching Every Apex Together) is designed to provide experiences that support the development of leadership and communication skills in young women who are currently attending high school. The program will begin with young women in the 9th grade, attending high schools serving community school districts 7-12 in the Bronx. Applicants are required to answer two short essay questions and attend a personal interview. Applications will be accepted January 20-March 6, 2015. To access the application, click here.


Middle and High Schools: Riverbank State Park College Fair

Event: March 7, 2015
Contact: Patricia Vitucci at 212-694-3656

NYC middle and high school students are invited to attend this year’s College Fair on Saturday, March 7 from 12:00 to 4p.m. This is an opportunity to visit universities and colleges across the United States under one roof. The cost of this college fair is free and the information is priceless. Representatives from colleges across the country will be on hand to help students and parents learn about their options. In addition to the college information booths, workshops will be available on a variety of topics, including choosing a college, scholarships and admissions, financial aid, and other pertinent issues and information for parents and students alike. Click here for more information.


High Schools: Free Career Labs for Teens (15-18) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Events: March 13, 2015
Contact: Ariel Greene/212-570-3961

Thinking about life beyond high school? Explore careers in the arts, hear from Museum professionals and experts, and build your skills in special workshops. This event is free; reservations are encouraged. For more information and to reserve your spot, click here.


High Schools: High School Students Can Apply to the goLEAD Institute

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015
Event: April 6, 2015 – April 10, 2015
Contact: ServiceinSchools@schools.nyc.gov

Are your high school students interested in becoming leaders while also serving the community? If so, have them apply for the goLEAD Institute! The goLEAD Institute is a youth leadership training program for NYC public high school students (grades 9-12) that engages them in meaningful community service and service-learning. goLEADers participate in a series of leadership-skill building activities, preparing them to plan and implement the Youth Service Summit for elementary school students as their capstone community service project. Service in Schools and generationOn are partnering to host the goLEAD Institute during Spring Break, Monday, April 6-Friday, April 10. Click here for a flyer to share with your students. For more information and to apply, click here. The application deadline is March 13th.

High Schools: Summer Program for Bioengineering Design and Entrepreneurship at Columbia University

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015
Event: July 20 – August 28, 2015
Contact: Christine Kovich

The Hk Maker Lab is an intense six-week summer program to learn the foundations of design. Focusing on addressing a biomedical problem, students work in teams to prototype and test a biomedical device and develop an associated business plan. The program culminates in a pitch to leading executives from the biomedical community. Winning projects might then be incubated using the state-of-the-art facilities at Harlem Biospace. Details about the program, photos from last summer and application link can be found here.


High Schools: College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities 

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2015 
Event: March 16, 2015 
Contact: Special Education Office Instructional Team 

The 9th Grade Institute: College and Career Readiness for Students with Disabilities is designed for teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, programmers and administrators. Participants will analyze college and career readiness benchmarks as they relate to programming and academic behaviors and examine evidence-based practices that infuse academic behavior development with content expectations to ensure that all students have access to a rigorous curriculum. Click here to register.          

Middle and High Schools: GOALS for Girls Summer Intensive at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

Application Deadline: March 16, 2015
Program: July 6, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Contact: Shay Saleem/646-381-5168

INTREPID MUSUEM’S GOT GOALS! The GOALS (Greater Opportunities Advancing Leadership and Science) for Girls Summer Intensive is a free, application-based summer program for eighth and ninth grade girls from New York City schools. This s not your average summer camp. Through dynamic hands-on lessons, fieldtrips and workshops, fifty accepted students will build proficiency in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The six- week, Monday through Friday program is located at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., New York City. Click here for our online applications and additional information.


Middle and High Schools: We're All Human Here: Meeting Teens Where They Are

Event: March 19, 2015
Contact: Rachel Ropeik/718-501-6228

We've all gone through adolescence and understand the excitement, questioning, and frustration that goes along with it. Now that we're teaching teens ourselves, keeping the trials of adolescence in mind is key to making strong connections with our students. Maybe you're already excellent at this in your classroom, or maybe you feel you could use some tips. Either way, come and share best teen teaching practices. We'll see how to reach teens in the art museum and in the classroom, and talk about the connections between those two spaces. This free monthly series of workshops helps teachers engage with our collections and exhibitions. We welcome educators in all subject areas, especially those who teach teens. Please come at 4:00p.m. for coffee, snacks, and conversation. We'll begin promptly at 4:30p.m. Please click here to register in advance or call 718-501-6236. For questions, please contact Rachel Ropeik.


High Schools: High School Students Apply Now to Attend DNA Science Camp

Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
Event: April 6, 2015 – April 10, 2015
Contact: STEMMattersNYC@schools.nyc.gov

High school students interested in molecular genetics and modern biotechnology, who want to learn more about DNA, should apply to attend DNA Science Camp during Spring Break at the Harlem DNA Lab. DNA Science Camp provides extensive lab experience with the basic techniques of recombinant DNA, including DNA restriction and ligation, bacterial transformation and plasmid isolation. Click here for more information and to apply.


Middle and High Schools: NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Research Experiences for Teachers

Application Deadline: March 27, 2015
Event: July 6, 2015 – August 14, 2015
Contact: k12stem@poly.edu/718-260-3524

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering (SoE) is pleased to offer two, paid NSF-funded summer Research Experiences for Teachers professional development opportunities. Both are based on timely STEM-related topics: mechatronics/entrepreneurship and cyber security. Over six weeks, middle and high school teachers will receive full-time training in either mechatronics combined with entrepreneurship or in cyber security and will conduct research alongside faculty and students in an NYU SoE lab. After completion, teachers will be equipped to bring new and enriched STEM curriculum and after-school programming back to their students and schools, with the ultimate aim of expanding opportunity for students in STEM-related studies and careers. Applications are due by March 27, 2015. For program details and application instructions, click here.    


Middle and High Schools: News Literacy Project Digital Unit

Event: Ongoing through June
Contact: Elis Estrada/919-523-9134

The News Literacy Project (NLP) teaches young people to evaluate the credibility of news and information in the digital age. This week-long, drop-in blended e-learning unit is suitable for students in 7th through 12th grades. It includes digital videos hosted by well-known local and national journalists, interactive computer-based training, embedded assessment and a live videoconference with a journalist. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies. NLP provides an orientation to the unit for teachers and learning kits for each student. The unit can be done in a computer lab setting (1:1) or in a regular classroom (1:many) and is available at no cost thanks to the support of NLP's major sponsors, including Charles H. Revson Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Learn more or register here.


High Schools: School Art League Scholarships and Awards

Application Deadline: March 23, 2015
Event: May 28, 2015
Contact: Ed Morgano 

The NYCDOE and the trustees of The School Art League have joined together to provide visual arts scholarships and financial awards for graduating seniors. The mission of The School Art League, since 1909, is to support art education and career development and to provide recognition and encouragement for our student artists. Graduating seniors only may apply for two School Art League Scholarships (minimum $10,000) and four Awards ($1,000). Recipients will be honored during a ceremony at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each candidate must have demonstrated high achievement in visual arts and academic studies and must intend to pursue the study of art at a professional art or liberal arts college. Click here to download the School Art League Student Scholarships and Awards Memo.


High Schools: ScriptEd is Seeking Schools for Coding/Web Development Program               

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
Event: Ongoing for school year 2015-2016    
Contact: Becca Novak     

ScriptEd (ScriptEd.org) is a nonprofit organization that equips students in under-resourced schools with the fundamental coding skills and professional experiences leading to careers in technology. Students who complete the web development classes (led by professional software developers) are eligible for paid summer internships to gain professional coding experiences and meet more professionals in the field. Previous internship partners include About.com, American Express, JP Morgan, and others. Eligibility criteria for interested schools include: 1) 75% or more of the student body qualifies for free or reduced price lunch; 2) have at least 20 working computers or laptops with internet; 3) have a dedicated classroom with a projector screen or smart board; 4) provide a ScriptEd liaison to coordinate efforts; and  5) have over 20 students in grades 10-12 interested in participating. For more information, review ScriptEd’s programs then complete this form. For questions, contact Becca Novak.


High Schools: Summer Study Projects Program at The Frick Collection

Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
Contact: Isabel Bird/212-547-0704

The Frick Collection is pleased to offer Summer Study Projects, a four-week program for high school juniors and seniors and college underclassmen with an interest in art and art history. Between July 7 and 31, participants will pursue independent research and develop talks on selected landscapes in the Frick’s permanent collection, all while learning about the inner workings of one of New York’s most cherished art institutions. This free program is by application only; for further information and to apply, please click here.


High Schools: The Met is Seeking Outstanding High School Teachers!

Application Deadline: April 27, 2015
Contact: Nicola Giardina

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is accepting applications from New York City high school teachers working in Title I or District 75 schools for the 2015-2016 cohort of Astor Educators. Fifteen exemplary teachers (visual arts, social studies, English language arts) will be selected to participate in an unprecedented professional learning community. Over the course of the year the cohort will develop lesson plans and instructional videos highlighting ways that experiences with works of art can support student learning and develop college and career readiness skills such as understanding other perspectives and cultures. For more information and to apply, please click here.


High Schools: Bring OneGoal, a College Success Program Aimed at Lower-Performing Students, to Your School

Event: Ongoing
Contact: Deepti Panjabi

OneGoal New York is a new college success non-profit that works with high-performing teachers to support low-performing students. We’re focused on identifying potential partner schools for September 2015. One Goal recruits and trains top educators in their partner high schools to teach students how to apply, enroll, and succeed in college. The model entails a daily, credit-bearing course in high school for grades 11 and 12 and then online support for the teacher, students, and content throughout the first year of college. For further information, visit our website http://www.onegoalgraduation.org/ or email Deepti Panjabi.


Middle and High Schools: Guided School Visits at The Frick Collection

Event: Ongoing, Mondays through Fridays
Contact: Isabel Bird/212-547-0704

The Frick Collection invites students in grades 5-12 to study European painting, sculpture, and decorative art in the Gilded Age mansion of Henry Clay Frick. Guided by experienced museum educators, students will explore works of art through close observation and group discussion. For further information and to book a visit, please click here.


Middle and High Schools: 3GNY: Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors Speak at Your School

Event: Ongoing
Contact: Felice Cohen

Interested in having a grandchild of Holocaust survivors speak to your class to enhance your lesson on the Holocaust? 3GNY is a group of dedicated grandchildren of survivors who are trained to speak to students about their grandparent’s experiences during WWII. Our talks are tailored to your class size and the time permitted. We send one or two people to speak. In the last few years we have spoken to over 1,000 students covering every borough, and in that short time we have left many lasting impressions. To learn more, please visit www.3gnewyork.org/wedu. If interested, please email felfish@aol.com with the name of your school, the grade of the students, the number of students in the class, and what, if anything, the students are studying. The talks are free, but a donation to 3GNY is appreciated.


Middle and High Schools: News Literacy Project Digital Unit

Registration: Rolling through June 2015
Event: Offered monthly through June 2015
Contact: Elis Estrada/919-523-9134

The News Literacy Project (NLP) teaches young people to evaluate the credibility of news and information in the digital age. This week-long, drop-in blended e-learning unit is suitable for students in 7th through 12th grades. It includes digital videos hosted by well-known local and national journalists, interactive computer-based training, embedded assessment and a live videoconference with a journalist. The curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies. NLP provides an orientation to the unit for teachers and learning kits for each student. The unit can be done in a computer lab setting (1:1) or in a regular classroom (1:many) and is available at no cost thanks to the support of NLP's major sponsors, including Charles H. Revson Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundation and the Ford Foundation. Learn more or register here.