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International Community High School

Updated Dec 2, 2015
345 Brook Ave - Bronx NY - 10454
Type of autonomy arrangement: PROSE Agreement
Basic Profile

Opened In

2005

Grades

9 through 12

Environment

Urban

Type

District
Autonomies
Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto
International Community High School has de jure authority via their PROSE school agreement in the areas of compensation, professional development, and setting school schedule. They also have de jure autonomy within assessment requirements from their participation in the New York Performance Standards Consortium. The teacher team has de facto autonomy in the other areas indicated above.

About the Learning Program

International Community High School aims to provide a quality education for a diverse population of recently arrived immigrants that will allow them to develop linguistic, cognitive and cultural skills necessary for success in high school, college and beyond. Within our diverse community, fluency in a language other than English is an asset that is celebrated. Through five interdisciplinary teams and project based instruction students collaboratively learn English. Students develop their language skills through literacy rich content area studies. Teachers are empowered to collaborate within discipline and interdisciplinary teams to foster high expectations guiding our students to reach their full academic potential.