The Department of Education encourages you to remain in or re-enroll in school and will support all students in their efforts to earn a high school diploma. This notice contains important information about student rights, which you should read carefully.
General Information about a Student’s Right to Attend School
If you reside in New York City, are under 21 years of age, and have not received a high school diploma:
You are entitled to attend a full-time high school or high school program run by the New York City Department of Education until the end of the school year in which you turn 21; and
You have the right to re-enroll in high school at any time; and
You have the right to refuse to be involuntarily transferred from a high school to a part-time education program, such as a GED program or any alternative program that does not provide the opportunity to earn credits toward a high school diploma.
Moreover, you have these rights even if you:
Voluntarily dropped out, or
Are currently enrolled in a GED program, or
Already have a GED or IEP diploma.
If you are 21 years of age or younger :
You have the right to receive notice of a suspension or involuntary transfer and an opportunity for a hearing or conference before being suspended or transferred to another school if you don’t want to be transferred. For a complete description of your rights and the applicable procedures, please refer to Chancellor’s Regulations A-240, A-443 and A-450. Copies of these regulations are available at your school and on the internet at: www.nycenet.edu .
You may not be barred from attending classes solely due to age (unless you are over 21 years old), lack of credits, poor grades, truancy, irregular attendance, or failure to pass Regents or RCT examinations.
If you are transferring to a GED program or another school you have the right to attend your current school until registered or enrolled at the new school or program.
Every student who has an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) has a right to prior written notice of a transfer or discharge and an opportunity to request a Committee on Special Education (CSE) review meeting, mediation or a hearing to contest the transfer or discharge.
If you turned 21 after June 30 tht of any school year and are enrolled in school,
you are entitled to remain in school until the end of that school year.
For Students Aged 17 and Under
Every student must attend school full-time until the end of the school year in which s/he turns 17, unless the student
has a high school or equivalency diploma.
Information about Your Right to Educational Services
Every student who has been determined to be an English Language Learner is entitled to bilingual education or English as a Second Language classes.
If you are having difficulty in school, you may be eligible to receive special instruction and/or services to help you stay in school and succeed. Such services and instruction include academic intervention services, student support services, guidance services and/or educationally related support services. Ask your guidance counselor to tell you about such services.
Every student or parent has the right to request, at any time, an evaluation to determine whether the student has a learning disability or other disability. Ask your guidance counselor how to request an evaluation or make a request for an evaluation by writing directly to the Committee on Special Education in your Region. The contact information can be found by calling your Regional Learning Support Center or by looking on the Department of Education website, www.nycenet.edu.
Every student with a disability, who has been determined to be in need of special education and/or related services, is entitled to a free appropriate public education until he or she receives a regular high school diploma or finishes the school year in which s/he turns 21, whichever comes first.
Information about Earning a GED Diploma
Every student who has completed the school year in which s/he turned 17 may transfer to a part-time GED program. Part-time GED programs meet at least 12 hours per week.
If you are 16-19 years old, you may be eligible to enroll in a full-time GED program operated by the NYC Department of Education. This program includes preparation for the GED.
GED programs include instruction in reading, mathematics, written and oral communication, as well as GED test preparation.
The GED examination is a battery of 5 tests. You may take any or all of the 5 tests in the battery in the same administration series. Only your best score on each test counts.
The GED examination is administered in English, Spanish and French.
The 5 tests are social studies, science, mathematics, language arts–reading, and language arts writing.
In order to be allowed to take the GED examination, the student must meet at least one of the following criteria:
the student is over 19 years of age; or
the student is at least 17 years of age and either: 1) has not attended full-time high school in the past 12 months; or 2) is a member of a high school class that has already graduated; or 3) has been accepted into the U.S. military; or 4) has been accepted into a college, university, or accredited post secondary institution, such as through a college early admission program; or 5) is an adjudicated youth under the direction of a prison, jail, detention center, or parole or probation officer; or 6) is a member of the Job Corps; or 7) has been home schooled.
Important Telephone Numbers For information and assistance about returning to high school, you may visit a Borough Enrollment Center through October 14, 2004. A listing of the Borough Enrollment Centers can be found at the Department of Education website at www.nycenet.edu . After October 14, 2004, you may contact a High School Borough Enrollment Counselor in any one of the ten Regional Offices (listed below) located throughout the city. For information and assistance about Alternative Schools and Programs, please call: Stacie Reid Student Support for Alternative Schools & Programs (718) 557-2681 John Staton Director of Auxiliary Services for High Schools/GED Programs (212) 473-1370 (917) 521-3700 4360 Broadway, New York, NY 10 (212) 356-7500 333 7th Avenue, New York, NY 9 (718) 935-3900 131 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 8 (718) 4556-8350 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 7 (718) 968-6100 5619 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn 6 (718) 642-5800 82-01 Rockaway Blvd., Queens, NY 5 (718) 391-8300 28-11 Queens Plaza N., Queens, NY 4 (718) 281-7575 30-48 Linden Place and 90-27 Sutphin Blvd., Queens, NY 3 (718) 828-2440 1230 Zerega Avenue, Bronx, NY 2 (718) 741-7090 1 Fordham Plaza, Bronx NY 1 Telephone # Learning Support Center Instructional Region
CITYWIDE GED PROGRAMS AUXILIARY SERVICES FOR HIGH SCHOOL 718-273-3225 8:00 AM - 3:00PM 450 Market Place Staten Island, NY 10301 St. George Staten Island 718-479-0730 917-952-9839 8:00 AM - 3:00PM 199-10 112th Avenue Hollis, NY 11412 Foster Laurie, PAL Center Queens 718-739-2100 8:00 AM - 3:00PM 162-02 Hillside Avenue Jamaica, NY 11432 Jamaica Learning Center Queens 212-260-8011 8:40AM - 3:00PM 198 Forayth Street New York, NY 10002 LYFE Child Care at Tonzer Manhattan 212-982-5660 8:30AM - 3:50PM 198 Forayth Street New York, NY 10002 Jeffrey C. Tonzer Manhattan 212-868-7238/7481 8:30AM - 3:00PM 269 West 35th Street New York, NY 10018 Manhattan Learning Center Manhattan To be announced 22 East 12th Street New York, NY 10035 East Harlem Learning Center Manhattan 212-369-8800/6/127 8:00 AM - 3:00PM 321 E. 96th Street New York, NY 10028 Co-op Technical High School Manhattan 718-387-1600 3:00PM - 5:30PM 21-25 Thornton Street Brooklyn, NY 11206 Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Brooklyn 718-369-0303 3:00PM - 5:30PM 783 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11232 Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow Brooklyn 718-381-9653 8:30AM - 3:00PM 1474 Gates Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11237 Bushwick Ridgewood Brooklyn 718-623-6043/6047 8:30AM - 2:50PM 832 Marcy Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 Ebbots Field Learning Center Brooklyn 718-649-3400 8:30AM - 2:50PM 1965 Linden Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11207 Linden Learning Center Brooklyn 718-863-4057/77 8:00 AM - 2:56PM 3450 E Tremont Avenue 3rd Fl. Bronx, NY 10456 E. Tremont Learning Center Bronx 718-842-9200 8:15 AM - 3:30 PM 1010 Rev. Polite Avenue Bronx, NY 10459 ASHS @ BX. Regional Bronx 718-860-8281/2 8:00 AM - 3:10 PM 1300 Boynton Avenue Bronx, NY 10472 Monroe Bronx Telephone Hours of Operation Day M-F Address Location Borough
CITYWIDE GED PROGRAMS AUXILIARY SERVICES FOR HIGH SCHOOL continued 718-273-1060 6:00PM - 9:00PM 450 St. Marks Place Staten Island, NY 10301 St. George 718-335-8166 4:30PM - 7:30PM 62-71 Dry Harbor Road Middle Village, NY 11379 Middle Village Youth Center 718-739-3100 6:00PM - 9:00PM 162-02 Hillside Avenue Jamaica, NY 11432 Jamaica Learning Center 718-456-1789 5:30PM - 8:30PM 2172 Himrod Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 Grover Cleveland High School 718-661-4609 5:30PM - 8:30PM 35-01 Union Street Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing High School 718-279-6529 5:30PM - 8:30PM 57-00 223rd Street Bayside, NY 11364 Benjamin N. Cardozo High School Queens 212-868-7238/7481 5:30PM - 8:30PM 269 West 35th Street New York, NY 10018 Manhattan Learning Center Manhattan 212-927-1841 Ext 124 5:30PM - 8:30PM 549 Audubon Avenue New York, NY 10040 George Washington Manhattan 718-636-4400 5:30PM - 8:30PM 883 Classon Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238 Prospect Heights High School Brooklyn 718-256-8218 6:00PM - 9:00PM 6500 16th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11204 IS 227 (Shallow) Brooklyn 718-778-1743 5:30PM - 8:30PM 1025 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11213 PS 167 Brooklyn 718-439-1704 5:30PM - 8:30PM 309 47th Street Brooklyn, NY 11220 PS 1 Sunset Park Brooklyn 718-769-4000 5:30PM - 8:30PM 25 Brighton 4th Road Brooklyn, NY 11235 Grady High School Brooklyn 718-649-3400 5:30PM - 8:30PM 1965 Linden Blvd. Brooklyn, NY 11207 Linden Learning Center Brooklyn 718-860-8281/2/3 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM 1300 Boynton Avenue Bronx, NY 10472 Monroe Bronx Telephone Hours of Operation Evening M-Th Address Location Borough
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION For information regarding any of the following sites, you may contact the Office of Adult & Continuing Education at (718) 609-2770 x114. D 10035 New York Mabon Bldg. # 13, Wards Is. Odyssey House D 10016 New York 111 East 33rd Street Norman Thomas High School D / E 10027 New York 212 West 120th Street Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center E 10002 New York 145 Stanton Street Marta Valle H.S. (JHS 25) D 10023 New York 250 West 56th Street Lincoln Square Neigh. Ctr. E 10032 New York 21 Jumel Place I.S. 90 D 10001 New York 477 West 25th Street Hudson Guild Educational Center D 10001 New York 441 West 26th Street Hudson Guild Educational Center E 10011 New York 225 West 24th Street High School of Fashion Industries D 10036 New York 413 West 46th Street Hartley House D 10025 New York 176 West 105th Street Grosvenor Neighborhood House D 10002 New York 80 Pitt Street Grand Street Settlement D 10040 New York 549 Audubon Ave. George Washington H.S. D 10032 New York 502 West 165th Street Esperanza Center D 10014 New York 3 Clarkson Street Carmine Recreation Ctr. D 10010 New York 23rd St & FDR Drive Asser Levy Rec. Ctr. E 10019 New York 210 West 50th Street Asociaciones Dominicanas D 10003 New York 15 Rutherford place American Friends Service Committee Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D 10018 New York 500 8th Avenue (7th Floor) YALA D 10011 New York 450 West 33rd Street WNET Channel 13 D 10025 New York 165 West 105th Street Westend Presbyterian Church E 10025 New York 140 West 102 Street West Side High School D 10029 New York 127 East 105th Street VIDA D 10029 New York 1st Avenue & 112th St. Thomas Jefferson Rec. Ctr. E 10028 New York 1792 First Avenue Stanley Issacs Community Center E 10028 New York 415 East 93rd Street Stanley Issacs Community Center D 10025 New York 324 West 108th Street St.Lukes/Trinity House D / E 10128 New York 321 East 96th Street School of Cooperative Technical Ed. D 10014 New York 200 Varick Street Project Renewal D 10009 New York 600 East 6th Street P.S. 64 D 10002 New York 71 Hester Street P.S. 42 D 10033 New York 189th Street & Amsterdam Ave. P.S. 189 E 10033 New York 306 Fort Washington Avenue P.S. 173 D 10002 New York 123 Ridge Street P.S. 140 D 10033 New York 185 Wadsworth Avenue P.S. 132 E 10002 New York 40 Division Street P.S. 124 D 10035 New York 219 East 121st Street Odyssey House - Manor Facility Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D / E 10455 Bronx 600 St. Ann's Avenue I.S. 162 E 10454 Bronx 345 Brook Avenue I.S. 139* D/E 10452 Bronx 1419 Shakespeare Ave. Highbridge Community Dev. Corp. D 10458 Bronx 2530 Grand Concourse Goodwill Industries D 10475 Bronx 950 Baychester Ave. Gloria Wise Community Center D 10455 Bronx 489-493 East 153 Street FRIENDS D 10452 Bronx 1125 Grand Concourse Family Preservation Center D/E 10457 Bronx 1666 Bathgate Ave. Education Opportunity Center D / E 10455 Bronx 391 East 149th Street - Suite 520 Citizens Advisory Bureau D 10452 Bronx 1477 Townsend Avenue Citizen Advice Bureau / NB. LN. NTWK E 10460 Bronx 1970 West Farms Road C.S. 214 E 10472 Bronx 1007 Evergreen Avenue C.S. 152 E 10452 Bronx 1220 Gerard Avenue (167th St.) C.S. / M.S. 218 D 10452 Bronx 1155 Cromwell Avenue C.E.S. 114* Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D 10455 Bronx 773 Prospect Avenue United Bronx Parents D 10455 Bronx 763 Prospect Avenue Transfiguration Lutheran Church D 10455 Bronx 450 St. Ann's Avenue St. Mary's Recreation Center D 10472 Bronx 862 Hunts Point Ave. Seneca Center, Inc. D 10452 Bronx 1600 Macombs Road Palladia D 10457 Bronx East 183rd Street & Ryer Avenue P.S. 9 (Welcome Center) D 10453 Bronx 125 East 181st Street (Morris Ave) P.S. 79* E 10466 Bronx 4011 Monticello Avenue P.S. 68 E 10454 Bronx 677 East 141st Street P.S. 65* D 10455 Bronx 660 Fox Street P.S. 62* D 10455 Bronx 419 St. Ann's Avenue P.S. 277 E 10467 Bronx 3050 Webster Avenue P.S. 20 D 10472 Bronx 1075 Pugsley Ave. P.S. 119 D 10452 Bronx 1514 Townsend Ave. (172nd St.) New Settlement Apts. D 10453 Bronx 2001 Morris Avenue Mt. Hope Housing (179th Street) E 10474 Bronx 730 Bryant Avenue MS 201 (I.S. 74) D 10460 Bronx 1671 Bryant Avenue Mid Bronx Desperadoes D 10463 Bronx 2900 Exterior St. Marie Smith Urban Academy E 10468 Bronx 120 E. 184th Street (Creston Ave) M.S. 399 (I.S. 115) D 10461 Bronx 1529 Williamsbridge Road Leake & Watts Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D 11212 Brooklyn 330 Hinsdale Street Genesis Homes E 11226 Brooklyn 655 Parkside Avenue Flatbush Beacon D 11207 Brooklyn 557 Pennsylvania Avenue District # 19 (P.S. 13) D 11216 Brooklyn 960 Prospect Place District # 17 (PDL) D 11233 Brooklyn 1665 St. Mark's Place Dist #23 CSE D 11220 Brooklyn 5311 9th Avenue David Minkin Apartments D 11235 Brooklyn 2600 Coney Island Avenue Coney Island Hospital D / E 11235 Brooklyn 1550 Coney Island Avenue COJO of Flatbush D 11232 Brooklyn 4222 Fourth Avenue Catholic Charities Sunset Park E 11231 Brooklyn 294 Smith Street Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Women D 11206 Brooklyn 153 Johnson Avenue Bushwick United Headstart D 11237 Brooklyn 400 Irving Avenue Bushwick High School D 11212 Brooklyn 1784 Pitkin Avenue Brownsville Youth Assn. D / E 11216 Brooklyn 475 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn Adult Learning Center E 11236 Brooklyn 956 East 82nd Street Bildersee Beacon D 11221 Brooklyn 289 Lewis Avenue Bedford Stuyvesant Headstart Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D 11220 Brooklyn 4600 4th Avenue P.S. 1 Annex D 11220 Brooklyn 309 47th Street P.S. 1 D 11212 Brooklyn 210 Chester Street P.S. / I.S. 323 Beacon E 11210 Brooklyn 1087 Ocean Avenue Our Lady of Refuge D 11210 Brooklyn 720 East 21st Street Our Lady of Refuge D 11216 Brooklyn 676 Willoughby Street Northeast Brooklyn Housing D 11214 Brooklyn 7902 New Utrecht Avenue Narrows Senior Center E 11230 Brooklyn 1600 Avenue L Murrow High School E 11229 Brooklyn 3787 Bedford Avenue Madison High School E 11225 Brooklyn 400 Empire Boulevard M.S. 61 E 11232 Brooklyn 4004 4th Avenue M.S. 136 D 11209 Brooklyn 7002 Fourth Avenue Korean Community Center D 11213 Brooklyn 600 Albany Avenue Kings County Hospital E 11211 Brooklyn 183 South 3rd Street J.H.S. 50 E 11233 Brooklyn 2021 Bergen Street I.S. 55 E 11239 Brooklyn Geneva Loop, Starrett City I.S. 364 D 11219 Brooklyn 1273 57th Street Guild for Exceptional Children E 11211 Brooklyn 850 Grand Street Grand Street Campus High School E 11222 Brooklyn 1175 Manhattan Avenue GMD Center Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D / E 11237 Brooklyn 217 Wyckoff Avenue Ridgewood Senior Citizens Center E 11221 Brooklyn 125 Covert St. Ridgewood Bushwick Beacon D 11233 Brooklyn 1495 Herkimer St. Puerto Rican Ed. & Cultural Center D 11225 Brooklyn 883 Classon Avenue Prospect Heights High School D 11201 Brooklyn 44-60 Rockwell Place Project Chance E 11222 Brooklyn 176 Java Street Polish and Slavic Center E 11203 Brooklyn 43 Snyder Avenue P.S. 6 D 11205 Brooklyn 195 Sandford Street P.S. 54 D 11237 Brooklyn 200 Woodbine Street P.S. 377 E 11222 Brooklyn 131 Norman Avenue P.S. 34 D 11215 Brooklyn 180 7th Avenue P.S. 321 E 11220 Brooklyn 333 60th Street P.S. 314 D 11206 Brooklyn 108 Montrose Avenue P.S. 250 D 11218 Brooklyn 1 Albermarle Road P.S. 230 D / E 11204 Brooklyn 6701 20th Avenue P.S. 205 D 11207 Brooklyn 590 Shepard Avenue P.S. 190 E 11203 Brooklyn 1023 New York Avenue P.S. 181 D 11219 Brooklyn 4200 14th Avenue P.S. 164 D 11210 Brooklyn 2310 Glenwood Road P.S. 152 Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D/E 11423 Queens 185-13 Jamaica Avenue Iglesia De Dios Pentacostal Arca E 11423 Queens 88-15 182nd Street I.S. 238 D / E 11369 Queens 32-02 Junction Blvd I.S. 227Q D / E 11102 Queens 4-21 27th Avenue Goodwill Industries D/E 11418 Queens 87-47 111th Street Elohim Christian Church D 11692 Queens 57-10 Beach Channel Drive Edgemere Community Center E 11692 Queens 316 Beach 65th Street Daytop Village D 11434 Queens 117-08 Merrick Blvd Big Sisters E 11101 Queens 36th Street and Queens Blvd. Aviation High School D 10038 New York 80 Catherine St Alfred E. Smith Rec. Ctr. D 11211 Brooklyn 187 Leonard Street You Can Community School E 11203 Brooklyn 905 Winthrop Street Winthrop Beacon III D 11206 Brooklyn 545 Broadway Williamsburg Works D 11219 Brooklyn 5901 13th Avenue Vincent Christo Day Care Ctr. E 11203 Brooklyn 5800 Tilden Avenue Tilden High School E 11206 Brooklyn 918 Kent Avenue St Lucy / Catholic Charities D 11237 Brooklyn 155 Bleeker Street Sr. Lucien Apartments D/E 11203 Brooklyn 440 Albany Avenue Shalom Senior Center D 11214 Brooklyn 425 Kings Highway Sephardic Bikur Cholim D 11218 Brooklyn 550 Ocean Parkway Senior League of Flatbush Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name
ADULT & CONTINUING EDUCATION continued D 10301 Staten Island 450 St. Mark's Place Saint George High School E 10301 Staten Island 290 St. Marks Place Ralph McKee High School D 11377 Queens 50-19 Broadway Woodside Houses E 11420 Queens 121-10 Rockaway Blvd Virgil Grissom J.H.S. 226 D 11355 Queens 150-50 35th Ave. United Korean Church D 11433 Queens 109-04 160th Street South Jamaica Houses Community Center D 11435 Queens 88-83 Van Wyck Expressway Samaritan Village Inc. (Site 1) D 11434 Queens 169-65 137th Street Rochdale Village Community Center D/E 11432 Queens 85-05 144th Street Robert Van Wyck (JHS 217) E 11418 Queens 89-40 114th Street Richmond Hill High School D 11432 Queens 161-10 Jamaica Avenue Queens Women's Network D / E 11436 Queens 142-10 Linden Blvd Queens School for Career Development D / E 11101 Queens 42-15 Crescent Street Queens Adult Learning Center D 11385 Queens 62-85 Forest Avenue P.S. 71 D 11691 Queens 160 Beach 29th Street P.S. 43* E 11691 Queens 535 Briar Place P.S. 215* D 11355 Queens 142-30 Barclay Avenue P.S. 20 D 11435 Queens 90-36 150th Street P.S. 182 D 11426 Queens 248-05 86th Avenue P.S. 133 D 11101 Queens 28-01 41st Avenue Newcomers Academy D / E 11434 Queens 116-30 Sutphin Blvd J-CAP D/E 11432 Queens 168-46 91st Avenue Jamaica Queens One-Stop Career Center D / E 11355 Queens 144-80 Barclay Street J.H.S. 189 Day/Eve Zip Borough Address Site Name