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  1. Is this a public high school? - Yes, we are officially a NYC DOE public  high school and we are completely virtual.

  2. What is the criteria for students? - Students must be first year grade 9 students to be eligible for our high school program.

  3. Do you provide students with devices? - Yes, all of our students receive a MackBook Air, however students may use their own devices

  4. How do students learn? - Students use their DOE email address to log into the iLearn NYC platform.​

  5. Do students have to take regents? - Yes, students must pass 5 Regents in order to graduate from a NYC DOE high School.

  6. Do students have time to socialize? - In addition to socializing in advisory or working in groups in class, we offer lunchtime and after school clubs and activities. We also offer monthly in-person trips..

  7. What is the schedule like? - The school day is from 9:00 AM - 3:15 PM and after school is from 3:30 - 4:30 PM.

  8. Do students ever have to go into the building? - Students learn entirely from home, and visit our site to retrieve technology devices, technical support, books, and PE equipment once or twice a year.

  9. Do you service students with IEPs and ELLs? - Yes, we are a public high school program open to all learners.

  10. Do students get to apply to college? - Yes. We offer college and career readiness workshops starting in grade 9 for students and families as we build a pathway for students to apply to colleges and the workforce.

  11. Do students attend class trips? - Yes, all students are invited to attend field trips made offered throughout the year.

  12. What are the graduation requirements? - Students are required to earn 44 credits and pass 5 Regents exams in order to graduate.

  13. Where do students sit for Regents exams? - Students sit for Regents exams at local high schools close to where they reside.

  14. Are students provided with tech help when needed? - Yes, we provide students with daily tech support from 9 AM - 12 PM. We also provide daily teacher support during study hours at 12:55 -1:40 pm.

  15. Does this school provide all of the services one would find at a brick and mortar school? - Yes, students are provided with a metro card, a student ID card, and have access to school meals and PSAL sports at schools located close to where they reside.

  16. Do you offer accelerated courses? - Yes, we offer advanced placement courses and college-level courses.

  17. Do you provide mental health services? - Yes, we have two full-time school counselors and one part-time family therapist on our staff. We also make referrals to outside agencies.

  18. Do you have a school nurse? - No, students learn from home, and we do not have a school nurse located at our site.

  19. How can I obtain my working papers? - If you are at least 14 years old and in need of a working papers, we offer the forms needed to obtain them.

  20. Do you offer internships? - Yes, starting in the second semester of the Sophomore year our students will begin remote and in-person internships. Internships are a key feature of our program.

  21. When does the school year start? We follow the New York City Public Schools calendar as we are a public NYC school. The calendar for the 2023-24 school year has not been released by NYC. Usually, the first day of school is three days after Labor Day so we anticipate starting on Friday, September 8th. This date is subject to change.

  22. Should my child return their iPad or laptop to their middle school? Yes,  we will provide your child with a MacBook or a Chromebook. Please return all devices borrowed from the middle school to the middle school because students may only loan 1 device at a time. If the middle school does not accept the iPad, we will switch it out for you.

  23. When will you give out laptops and where? We will distribute laptops in late August and early September from 2 locations, one in the Bronx and one in Brooklyn.

  24. What are the two locations of the school and when does my child have to come in person? We have one location at 916 Eagle Avenue in the Bronx and a second location at 131 Livingston Street in Brooklyn. Your child will come with an adult to pick up a laptop, supplies, books, a MetroCard, and a high school identification card in the fall and the spring. We take trips 1-2 times a month and those are optional, and in person. We provide all materials and you do not need to purchase any school supplies. You may purchase noise-canceling headphones, a graphing calculator, and your own computer if you wish.

  25. What do I need to do to enroll my child? We will send out electronic paperwork that includes an emergency card, immunization form, and other forms needed for high school using Operoo (an online system) and we use the New York City Schools Account. Please ensure you can log into your NYCSA using this link. Please look for this information via email in July and August.

  26. Will we offer a Summerbridge? Incoming grade 9 students will be invited to a 3-day orientation where they will begin to learn our procedures, take a placement test in ELA and math and build community with other virtual trailblazers in late August and early September after we distribute devices.

  27. When will my child receive a schedule? Schedules are distributed on the last day of orientation.

  28. What classes will my child take? Your grade 9 student will take STEM, Humanities, Art, Physical Education and Advisory.

  29. Will my child take Regents? Your child will sit for the math Regents at the end of grade 9.

  30. How can I get help? Please email me at or call 929-617-5168 for more information.

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