Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers is a small learning community, located on 250 West 18th Street in New York City. We serve new immigrant students or students who still require English acquisition in grades 9 through 12. We are dedicated to educating students of diverse cultural and academic backgrounds, as they make the transition to the American educational system. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for students to focus on acquiring English as an additional language while celebrating student diversity.
We believe in providing high quality instruction in order to prepare students to become College and Career Ready as well as responsible contributors to a global society. We engage students and families by providing after school classes, activities, career, academic and personal counseling in an effort to support students reach their highest potential.
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Registration takes place Monday through Friday starting at 9 am until 2 pm. Interested students should bring a parent or guardian, transcript from their country or US school, immunization record, and proof of residency. Students should be a recent immigrant or still require ELL services. Minimum age requirement is 14.5 years old. New Immigrants should be able to graduate within four to five years commencing our program. Transfer students requiring ESL should be able to finish with their original graduation cohort or in another year.
Please call our Parent Coordinator for more information about registration: 212.691.0934 extension 1120.
College and Career Readiness
Our College Office is available to students to assist them in their college and career planning. The College Adviser, Mr. J. Conway, can assist with the application process and financial aid process. The College Office arranges three trips a year to visit a college campuses with students and parents.
Advanced Placement for All
Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers has been accepted into AP4ALL. This New York City Department of Education initiative is under the supervision of the Office of Equity and Access. Fall Term 2017, Liberty will offer three Advanced Placement classes: AP US History, AP English Language and Composition and AP Spanish Language and Culture.
I am so happy and thrilled to welcome you to Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers. This school is so special to all of us who work here because it is home to students from all over the globe. Liberty's program will get you ready for college and career by focusing every class on language acquisition and content skills. Students are provided with a wide array of activities and opportunities to gain credits. If you are new to the country or are expecting new family members to arrive that still require a high school education please call us for more information. Good Luck to all the students in the NYC DOE.