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CSI High School for International Studies

Overview paragraph: Our challenging and academically demanding program is designed around college preparedness and aligned to Common Core Learning Standards. High standards, rigor, and global themes are infused throughout subjects. Exceptionally high standards around student conduct, school tone, and academic citizenship are strictly maintained. Students are required to present comprehensive portfolios and engage in summer research projects. Teachers work to challenge students' thinking, build student ownership of learning, and prepare students for college. Students have opportunities to travel and foster cross-cultural learning. All students must undertake at least three years of world language, including Mandarin Chinese or Spanish, building global competence.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 99% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 95% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 92% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 95% 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: CSI High School for International Studies
Code: R01R
Program description: CSI s rated a Well Developed school (NYCDOE Quality Review) featured on the prestigious 2016 Newsweek America's Top High Schools listings, NY Post's 2017 TOP 25 Best High Schools, and 2017/18 Blue Ribbon Nominated School. Accountability to quality of work, class participation, and sharp communication skills is heavily emphasized across the curriculum. Students have access to honors, AP class offerings, and college classes as they progress. All student work is carefully graded and assessed.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Open

Offer Rate: -100% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 96
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1028
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 11
Seats 9 SWD: 25
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 120
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Districts 20, 21, and 31 students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Clubs: Book, Dragon Dance, Drama, Gay Straight Alliance (LGBTQ), Glee, International, Media Tech, and Key; Activities: Digital Photography, Drum Circle, Guitar, Journalism, Music Percussion, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders and Tutoring, SAT Prep, Senior Leadership, Taiko Drumming & Ukulele, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

School sports: Cheerleading

Other info

Total students: 495
Start time: 7:30am
End time: 3:45pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Internship Expected; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: 1
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Staten Island
NTA: Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Heartland Village-Lighthouse Hill
Neighborhood: Todt Hill-Heartland Village
Campus name: Jerome Parker Educational Campus
School Number: R043
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 2
Council district: 51
Census tract: 27702
BIN: 5149609
BBL: 5024500320

About CSI High School for International Studies


Address: 100 Essex Drive, Staten Island NY 10314
Latitude: 40.581315
Longitude: -74.158589
Phone number: 718-370-6900
Fax number: 718-370-6915
School email: [email protected]
Subway: N/A
Bus: S44, S55, S56, S59, S61, S79-SBS, S89, S91, S94, X17, X17A, X17J, X31

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College courses with CUNY College of Staten Island, and some tuition waivers.

Four year Advisory class for students to enrich communication skills, social/emotional proficiency, global competence, and college/career readiness.

CUNY College Now, Int'l Journalism, Global Art, Digital Photography, Forensics, Physics, Honors Classes and Dual HS/College Credit Program.

Strong academic/college prep. with strict policy on timely homework (late work not graded), strong school tone: zero tolerance of student misconduct.

International travel opportunities and language immersion programs (three-year requirement of a world language is mandated in Chinese or Spanish).

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