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Validus Preparatory Academy

Overview written by the school: Validus Preparatory Academy is a small high school serving students in grades 9-12. Our mission is to provide students with an education that empowers them academically, socially, and economically, with an emphasis on building skills for the 21st century. Validus offers a rigorous curriculum, leading to New York State Regents and Local diplomas. Some of the colleges and universities our graduates attend include Dickinson, Gettysburg, Syracuse, NYU, Boston College, Bard, SUNY Binghamton, Brandeis, and Borough of Manhattan Community College. We serve a diverse student body, supported by a safe, inclusive, character-building environment. Parents are engaged as well, participating in active forums for input on substantive issues.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 64% (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: 78% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 77% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 52% 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: Validus Preparatory Academy
Code: X07R
Program description: Through the College Bound Initiative, our full-time Director of College Counseling (DCC) works closely with principal and teachers to create a college-going culture that raises parent and student expectations. DCC guides students to overcome barriers to college entry through early college awareness activities, application, financial aid and enrollment support.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 65
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 257
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 73
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math
Reading and Math Assessment (On-Site)
Writing Sample


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): buildOn, Clubs include: Film, Drama, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Mock Trial, Pajama Reading, Performing Arts, Sister 2 Sister, Stock Market, Student Government Committee, Summer Search, Youth Empowerment
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, Wrestling
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, Softball, Wrestling
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: Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Dance, Intramural Sports, Soccer, Track/Cross Country, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 361
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 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 Spanish Language and Culture, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Claremont-Bathgate
Neighborhood: Claremont-Bathgate

School Number: X970
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 203
Council district: 16
Census tract: 167
BIN: 2009555
BBL: 2029130001

About Validus Preparatory Academy


Address: 1595 BATHGATE AVENUE, BRONX NY 10457
Latitude: 40.839244
Longitude: -73.901316
Phone number: 718-466-4000
Fax number: 718-466-4001
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS

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Mock Regents to prepare students for the January and June exams. Results determine strengths and areas for improvement.

All juniors and seniors are enrolled in our College and Career, PSAT, and SAT prep classes.

Credit recovery for students to make up for shortfalls in required courses.

Saturday Academy for credit recovery and Regents prep.

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