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Food and Finance High School

Overview paragraph: We offer an academically challenging CTE program focusing on the culinary arts and finance. Since we believe that food is fundamental to personal, social, economic, and ecological health, the themes of food and finance are integrated into our curriculum and school environment. Cornell University Extension, our lead partner, brings expertise in science, sustainable food production, nutrition, and other topics. Students develop critical thinking skills while engaged in projects, internships, and entrepreneurial ventures. In addition to the state endorsed CTE diploma, students are expected to take a series of industry-recognized certification examinations.
Diplomaendorsements: CTE

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 91% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 90% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 51% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 67% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 77% 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: Food and Finance High School
Code: M34X
Program description: Focuses on Culinary Arts in cooking and baking and the financial aspects related to the industry.
Interest: Culinary Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1389
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 15
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 383
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 21

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: 4-H, Anime, Arts, Baking, Cornell Nutrition, Drama; Educated and Aware Teens Who Inspire Smart Eating (EATWISE), Entrepreneurship, Guitar Club, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Poetry, ProStart, Saturday Academy, Scholarship, School Newsletter, Step Dance, Student Government, Technology, Weekly Celebrity Visiting Chef Program, Yearbook, Youth Leadership, Youth-Run Entrepreneurship
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Volleyball

Other info

Total students: 378
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 2:50pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internship Expected; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Clinton
Neighborhood: Clinton
Campus name: Park West Educational Campus
School Number: M535
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 4
Council district: 3
Census tract: 135
BIN: 1083802
BBL: 1010790029

About Food and Finance High School


Address: 525 West 50th Street, Manhattan NY 10019
Latitude: 40.765184
Longitude: -73.992953
Phone number: 212-586-2943
Fax number: 212-586-4205
School email: [email protected]
Subway: C, E to 50th St
Bus: M104, M11, M12, M20, M31, M34A-SBS, M42, M50, M57, X12, X14, X30, X42

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CTE program(s) in: Culinary Arts

Students may receive CTE endorsement in Culinary Arts

Cooking, Baking, Food and Culture, Food-Related Financial Management, Entrepreneurship, Internships

New York City Food Handlers Certificate and ProStart Certification with National Restaurant Association Educational Institute

Financial Literacy Certification, PSAT/SAT

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