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Community Health Academy of the Heights

Overview paragraph: 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: 79% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 79% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 84% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 54% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 90% 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 for New Students
Code: M07A

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 67
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 429
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 132
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Individual Interview (on-site)
Requirement 2: Writing Exercise (on-site)


Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Softball, Volleyball
Psal Sports Coed: Golf
School sports: Baseball, Basketball

Other info

Total students: 703
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 3pm
Grades 2018: 6 to 12
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP U.S. Government and Politics

School accessibility description: 1

More info

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

School Number: M814
Shared space: No
Community board: 12
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: 1 to 157th St; C to 155th St
Bus: 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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