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Community Health Academy of the Heights

Overview written by the school: We provide a small school setting in which students learn about health-related issues facing our community. Our goal is that each student will understand and internalize the physical, emotional, and academic qualities of health that are developmentally appropriate to his or her age. We prepare our graduates for careers in healthcare through our use of a health-themed curriculum and mentoring programs supported by community partnerships, with health professionals. These opportunities promote awareness of healthy lifestyles and ensure that our students become agents of change within the community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 80% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 82% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 85% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 63% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 92% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Community Health Academy of the Heights
Code: M07A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 4
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 324
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 81
Seats 9 SWD: 2
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 106
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 53

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): No data
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Golf
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 713
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 3pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Washington Heights South
Neighborhood: Washington Heights S.

School Number: M814

Community board: 112
Council district: 7
Census tract: 241
BIN: 1089242
BBL: 1021160031

About Community Health Academy of the Heights


Address: 504 WEST 158TH STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10032
Latitude: 40.833687
Longitude: -73.942072
Phone number: 212-342-6600
Fax number: 212-342-6605
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: 1 to 157th St; C to 155th St
Bus lines near the school: Bx6, Bx6-SBS, Bx7, M10, M100, M101, M2, M3, M4, M5

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Academic opportunities: 

Advisory, Remediation, Enrichment, Research Courses, Writing Electives, Integrated Health Curriculum, Grade-Level Projects, AVID

Problem-Based Learning (PBL), College Awareness, Career Awareness, SAT Prep (11th grade), Intro to Community Health, Concepts in Wellness

Support Services, Community Health-Related Service Learning, and Internship Opportunities

10th & 11th Grade Pre-Internship Hospital Mentoring Program at New York-Presbyterian Medical College and Hospital

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