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FDNY - Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety

Overview written by the school: FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety (FDNY High School) is a joint program between the Fire Department and the Department of Education. Many graduates from FDNY Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety go on to gain employment at the Fire Department. The curriculum offers students an opportunity to enroll in FDNY Electives including EMS 101 (for Juniors) and FDNY Prep (for Seniors). FDNY Administrators, Firefighters, Paramedics, and EMTs serve as Instructors for these programs and provide both academic and hands on instruction. The school also offers all the college preparatory classes and structures within the career planning as well.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 73% (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: 80% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: % students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 48% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: % 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: FDNY-Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety
Code: K62X
Program description: The program will lead to EMT certifications and employment with the FDNY after graduation.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 320
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 156
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to students who reside in the geographical catchment area
Admissions priority 2: Then to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Activities

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): EMT Explorers, Explorer Program, Graphic Arts, Internships within FDNY, PSAL Activities, School Newsletter, Student Council Activities and Events, Student Government, Technology
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, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball
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, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, 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: Stunt
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: 277
Start time: 8:05am
End time: 2:20pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: East New York (Pennsylvania Ave)
Neighborhood: East New York
Campus name: Thomas Jefferson Educational Campus
School Number: K435
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 305
Council district: 42
Census tract: 1156
BIN: 3084440
BBL: 3037880001

About FDNY - Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety

Contacts

Address: 400 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11207
Latitude: 40.667456
Longitude: -73.894747
Phone number: 718-688-7930
Fax number: 718-922-0593
School email: [email protected]
Website: FDNYHS.org
Subway lines near the school: 3 to Pennsylvania Ave; L to Livonia Ave
Bus lines near the school: B14, B15, B20, B83

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District Borough Number: 
19K502
Academic opportunities: 

Introduces the occupational benefits of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

New York State EMS Certification Exam

Biology, Life-Saving skills, Human Anatomy, Fire Science, extinguishing agents and their chemical make-up

Students learn official procedures for becoming a NYC firefighter

CTE program(s): FDNY/EMT Certification

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