International Community High School

345 Brook Ave - Bronx NY - 10454
Type of autonomy arrangement: PROSE agreement
Basic Profile

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Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
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.