University Heights High School
Program Information

We Offer:

Peer Education Training
Project Adventure
Family Group Program
Community Service/Service Learning
WISE Mentor Program
Arts Course
College-Now College Courses for H.S credit
Weight Training
Swimming Class
Theater Arts Program
Fairness Group
Student Government
LYFE Program

PSAL Sports:
Boys: Basketball
Girls: Basketball
Co-ed: Softball

Over the years, we have enjoyed many positive collaborations with various educational groups, organizations, and institutions of higher learning. Below is a list, showing the services provided to enhance the rigor of our academic program:

The Arts
Early Stages : Opportunities for Theatre experiences combined with Theatre exploration and literacy enhancement through Internet responses
Bronx Museum of the Arts - infusion of Art activities and appreciation into the curriculum; training of students as art docents for exhibits
Town Hall Lab -School to Work initiative which facilitates teaching students skills in theater and stagecraft.
Educational Video Center - internships, staff development, etc.


Bronx Science and Health Opportunities Partnership (BxSHOP) _- collaboration with Montefiore Hospital, Einstein College of Medicine, Fordham University, Lehman College, et. a!.) - recent grant obtained to facilitate initiative to train teachers to improve Science curriculum and instruction
Students at the Center( SATC) : collaboration in staff development with New York City College Math Project and City College Science Workshop Center
Interactive Math Program - staff development and support
Project Smart
Project Connect

English and Literacy
Lehman College Writing Project
Literacy Programs

Social Studies
Facing History and Ourselves: collaboration on Social Studies curriculum.
American Social History Project: collaboration on Social Studies curriculum development
Queens College Consultants: Participation in a network of schools working through staff development to strengthen student portfolios and prepare to pass Regents exams
Global Classroom -. Program which provides classroom speakers and consultants connected to Social Studies topics

Special Education
Least Restrictive Environment

Health/Physical Ed.
Hunter College Center on Drugs, AIDS and Community Health Consultants to train students to be Peer Educators around Health Issues
Bronx Community College Facilities for Phys. Ed.
Project Adventure Challenge by Choice Curriculum

Student Teaching
City College
Lehman College
New School University Master of Science in Teaching Program
Teachers College

Guidance/Social Work/Family Group
New York University School of Social Work: intern field placement site
Educators for Social Responsibility - training of staff and students in Conflict Resolution and Mediation techniques
LYFE Program - Child care and parenting skills

School to Work
Wise Independent Senior Experiences (WISE): Program to provide independent projects and internships to senior students
Executive Internship Program
BCC School to Work Initiative
iMentor Program - career exploration through internet and personal mentoring

College Exploration and Preparation
College Now Program through Bronx Community College
Liberty Partnership Program, BCC
Upward Bound Program , BCC
STEP Program, BCC

Service - Learning
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity - program to train students to mentor younger children
Kingsbridge Heights Hospital and Nursing Home
The Lab School
Family College, BCC
Other neighboring elementary schools

Professional Development to support students meeting standards
Annenberg Institute for School Reform
Coalition of Essential Schools
N.Y. Performance Based Standards Consortium
Resolving Conflict Creatively Program
Assessment Workshops with Alverno College

N.B. :
1998 - Invitation to present to Board of Ed. "Committee of the Whole" , Spring 98
1999 - Middle School featured in: Clara Hemphill, New York City's Best Public
Middle Schools,

Colleges and Universities that have accepted University Heights graduates over the years.
Baruch College
Bronx Community College
Borough of Manhattan Community College
City College
Hostos Community College
Hunter College
John Jay College
LaGuardia Community College
Lehman College
New York City Technical College
Queensborough Community College

Fashion Institute of Technology
Mohawk Valley Community College
FuIton- Montgomery Community College
New Paltz
Old Westbury
Westchester Community College

Adelphi University
Audrey Cohen College
Bethune-Cookman College
Brown University
Columbia University
College Of Mt. St. Vincent
College of New Rochelle
Concordia College
DeVry Institute
Dominican College of Blauvelt
Dowling College
Five Towns College
Fordham University
Hobart - William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Iona College
Long Island University
Manhattanville College
Marymount College
Monroe College
Marymount Manhattan College
New York University
Nyack College
Old Dominion University
Sarah Lawrence
Spelman College
Tuskegee University
University of Bridgeport
Winston Salem University
Virginia Union University
Virginia State University

N.B. - Top Scholarships awarded June 2000 graduates: N.Y. Times, Cablevision,
Carolina Rice
Class of 2000 gift to BCC planting of a tree on campus