Williamsburg Charter High School

New York

Williamsburg Charter High School (WCHS) is a community charter high school serving 963 students grades 9 through 12 in the greater Brooklyn community. Open since 2004, WCHS is one of the oldest operating charter high schools in New York City.

The Williamsburg Charter High School unites youth, families, staff, teachers, and the community at large in providing young people with the tools necessary to make sense of the world, preparing them in their journey to become citizens of the local and global community.

Young people will accomplish this through participation in a liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the visual and performing arts, technology, and explorations in disciplines designed to teach justice, independent thinking, respect, and compassion for themselves and others, as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication, and research.

Info
https://www.thewcs.org/
9th - 12th
  • Brooklyn
  • Overview

    Williamsburg Charter High School (WCHS) is a community charter high school serving 963 students grades 9 through 12 in the greater Brooklyn community. Open since 2004, WCHS is one of the oldest operating charter high schools in New York City.

    The Williamsburg Charter High School unites youth, families, staff, teachers, and the community at large in providing young people with the tools necessary to make sense of the world, preparing them in their journey to become citizens of the local and global community.

    Young people will accomplish this through participation in a liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the visual and performing arts, technology, and explorations in disciplines designed to teach justice, independent thinking, respect, and compassion for themselves and others, as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication, and research.

    Are committed to the idea that every child can succeed at high levels

    Believe that they have been called to teach and empower young people

    Demonstrate a commitment to providing students with a rigorous academic experience

    Are resilient, resourceful, relentless, and well-able to adapt to the many changes that can happen in an organization focused solely on doing what is best for students

    Excel at working in a highly collaborative, professional setting but can also work independently

    Understand the unique needs of the community they serve as well as the complex issues that affect urban youth and their families

    Are committed to inquiry-based teaching

    Engage a youth development approach in their interactions with young people by being sensitive to their developmental needs

    Are passionate and positive about school culture

    Feel full responsibility for students’ achievement

    Love ‘the details’ and realize that student success depends almost exclusively on them

    Are reflective and willing to improve upon their practice through professional development and support

    Effectively manage their time, resources, and technology

    Are convinced of the transformative power of education for all students, families, and educators

    Medical, dental, vision, FSA, 403(b) with 8% matching, voluntary life insurance, and commuter benefits.

    Our Faculty
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    Info
    https://www.thewcs.org/
    9th - 12th
  • Brooklyn
  • Our Students
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    Our Faculty
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