Satellite Academy High School Forsyth is a vital community of learners located on the Lower East Side. It is an alternative high school founded in 1979. We service students who were unsuccessful at their previous schools, yet are determined to complete their high school educations.

Satellite welcomes students ages 15 - 21 from all over New York City. Many of our students are parents, primary breadwinners and/or caretakers for their families. Many look forward to being the first high school graduate in their families.

We offer a rigorours academic program infused with art, video amd theater. We complement our academic offerings with social services that empower our students to overcome the obstacles that contributed to their previous problems. Our graduates attend a variety of two and four year colleges.

Satellite works with each student as a multi-facetted individual learner. Because we are a small school, our young people get much personal attention. We help students focus on their strengths and interests. We encourage them to take responsibility for their future. They graduate from Satellite with strong critical thinking skills, a deep foundation of knowledge, as well as a supportive base to which they can always return. alumni consistently express their gratitude to Satellite Academy for giving them "a chance when no one else would."

Satellite is recognized as a leader in anti-violence education. Our community prioritizes respect for each other and working out problems through conflict resolution. Satellite students through taking ownerhship of our no-violence policy, value 198 Forsyth street as a place they can come to learn and express themselves without having to worry about "watching their backs."

Dedicated teachers work closely with organizations and individuals to create rich curricula that are relevant to our students' lives and minds.

Our many collaborators include:

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Harvest Works Media Center

Facing History and Ourselves

Center for Collaborative Education
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum Arts Benefit All Coalition Alternative
The Shoah Foundation Coalition of Essential Schools
Pentacle Dance Group The Manhattan District Attorney's Office
American Place Theatre The Manhattan Theatre Club
Satellite and its partners strive to transform the lives of many valuable New York City teens.


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