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.