New Schools Informational Events
If you are interested in attending an informational event to learn more abut the ONS selection process, you can view the dates and locations at this page: ONS Events.
What types and levels of schools are you seeking for the Fall Selection Process?We continue to look for candidates with great ideas at all levels, and are committed to finding new school opportunities for the best candidates we encounter through our selection process. However, we have many more middle school sites available in the fall selection process than elementary school or high school sites. If you are considering opening a school at a variety of levels, proposing a middle school at this time increases your chances of opening a new school in 2014 (top)
Can I propose a school if I don’t have my SBL or SDL certification? Candidates must possess SAS/SBL or SDA/SDL certification, or be enrolled in a license-granting program in order to meet all license requirements by July 1, 2014.(top)
If I’m selected to open a new school, will my school be located in a new building?Most likely not. Only a tiny fraction of new district schools are located in new buildings. Most are colocated in existing school building and share space with other district and charter schools. In some cases, new schools are filling underutilized space within a building, in others, a new school will phase in as an existing school phases out. A Borough Director from the Office of Space Planning works with co-located principals to determine the functional space required to ensure all students in each building achieve their fullest academic potential. More information on this process can be found here. (top)
Office of New Schools