Your profile and abstract must be submitted through our on-line application system by 9am on Tuesday, March 19th . Please read all directions below before submitting your profile and abstract. Please also read all FAQS before beginning the application process.
The purpose of this initiative is to develop schools that will enable all students in New York City, particularly the hardest-to-serve, to achieve at high levels. Your proposed new school will attract and serve a diversity of students – including all levels of English Language Learners, students with disabilities and students who are under-performing. Your vision, at its core, should be designed to address the need of all learners. While the actual student demographic of new schools varies widely, for planning purposes, you should assume that your school will serve a student population with the following characteristics:
- 90% receiving free and reduced lunch
- 20% with IEPs
- 40% are English Language Learners
Directions for Profile When you begin, you will be prompted to create an on-line account with a password. You may complete your profile and upload all associated documents in one sitting, or you may save your work without submitting and return to edit and submit it at a later time. Your application is not submitted until you hit submit. If you progress in the process, you will need to submit future documents through the same on-line system, and will need your password for that purpose, so save your password. The profile includes the following sections:
A. Applicant and Proposed School Information
This section includes brief questions which are answered directly within the on-line application system. It includes questions about your contact information, current role, credentials, and professional affiliations, questions about how you heard about the new schools opportunity, and questions about the preferred grade level and borough for your proposed school.
Your resume should be uploaded as a single word document or PDF to the on-line application system. (Filename should be as follows: first.lastname – Resume)
- Indicate the names (and DBNs, if applicable) of the schools that the applicant has worked in and title(s) or position(s) in each.
- Indicate the years, subject(s) and grade level(s) for each teaching position.
- Indicate the dates (month and year) of employment for each position listed.
C. Short Essays
There are three short essay prompts in the on-line application. Your responses need to be entered into the text fields for each question. We recommend that you work on this in Word, then cut & paste your answers. Please limit your responses to no more than 500 words per question.
Click here to download the three short answer essay questions in Word format. (top)
Directions for AbstractYour abstract should be uploaded as a single word document or PDF as a part of the on-line application. (Filename should be as follows: first.lastname – Abstract) Please respond to the abstract prompt in no more than
2 total pages (single spaced, 1” margins and 12 point Times New Roman font).
Your abstract should provide a high-level, straightforward description of your school and what makes it special. This description should be able to stand on its own and convey a basic understanding of your vision and the most important aspects of your school to a person who is unfamiliar with the details of what you are proposing. You should consider including information about some or all of the following aspects of your school:
- basics such as level, name, location, and size
- what instruction looks like
- how the school will meet the needs of diverse learners
- mechanisms for student support (academic and social emotional)
- school culture
- teacher support and development
- family engagement
If you progress in the ONS application process, you will have opportunities to further develop your plans and revise your abstract.
Click here to download the abstract prompt in Word format. (top)
Guidelines for all ONS written submissions
· Make sure your documents is single spaced, 12 point Times New Roman font, with a 1 inch margin on all sides (top)
· Title your document with the prescribe convention.
· Add a header or footer that appears on every page which includes page numbers and your name
· Use section headings and paragraphs to make your document more readable (this is especially necessary for docs longer than 2 pages!
· Credit your sources (formal citation form is not necessary, but let us know where your quotes and ideas are coming from)
· Avoid jargon
· Adhere to page limits