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International High School at Union Square

Overview written by the school: The mission of International High School at Union Square is to prepare our multicultural student population of recent immigrants to embark on individualized pathways towards skill development, graduation, college, and careers. Our students are immersed in experiential, interdisciplinary projects and English language instruction in all content areas to facilitate their language development and increase content knowledge within a supportive, personalized atmosphere. Drawing upon diversity as a driving force, we empower our students to collaborate, advocate for themselves and others, and identify as global citizens.

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: 88% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 89% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 61% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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: International High School at Union Square
Code: Y46A
Program description: We are a small school with immigrant students who come from over 45 different countries and speak over 25 different languages. Our school fosters a supportive and collaborative learning environment, and our staff speak different languages including Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. We offer English classes, internships, CUNY College Now Classes, Mentoring, small advisory groups, college exploration, and extensive social work services.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Screened: Language

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 211
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 23
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 28
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 1
Eligibility: Open only to New York City residents living in the United States four years or fewer who are English Language Learners per New York City Department of Education guidelines scoring at the Entering, Emerging or Transitioning levels on the NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, or LAB-R.

Seats 10: Yes

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): Alianza, Boxing, Tutoring, Bike Club, Book Club, Chinese Club, English Club, French Club, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Global Kids, Numeracy, Regents Prep, Saturday Academy, Chess, Soccer, Song-Writing, Student Government and Yearbook, Glasswing, Reading, Job and Resume Club, Young Women's Group, Mentoring, Young Men's Group, Bengali Club, Literacy, SAT Prep, YMCA, Art Club, Volunteer Club, Peer Tutoring
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, Handball, 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, 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: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Handball, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 356
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 3:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internship Expected; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation
Bbat: 1
International: 1

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Gramercy
Neighborhood: Gramercy
Campus name: Washington Irving Educational Campus
School Number: M460
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 106
Council district: 2
Census tract: 50
BIN: 1017828
BBL: 1008720057

About International High School at Union Square

Contacts

Address: 40 IRVING PLACE, MANHATTAN NY 10003
Latitude: 40.735494
Longitude: -73.987659
Phone number: 212-533-2560
Fax number: 212-228-2946
School email: [email protected]
Website: www.ihs-us.org
Subway lines near the school: 4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R, W to 14th St-Union Square
Bus lines near the school: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM10, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M23-SBS, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M55, M8, M9, QM21, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X2, X27, X28, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9

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District Borough Number: 
02M438
Academic opportunities: 

Consortium member (portfolios are graduation requirement); All students complete Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs) ; Students must pass English and Algebra Common Core exams

English and home language skill development through group project work; All students take computer science, visual art, and drama.

Advisory class for four years; College Readiness in years three and four; Senior Mentoring, College Now, free SAT Prep

Internship course in year three with sites at law firms, museums, wildlife centers, hospitals, technology, and newspapers.

Calculus, Statistics, and Pre-Calculus; AP Spanish

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