New Dawn Charter High School II

Mission Statement:

New Dawn Charter High School II is to provide over-aged and under-credited students 16 - 21 years of age, including those who are English Language Learners and those with special needs, the opportunity to return to school and obtain a high school diploma or a high school diploma having satisfied the New York State Diploma Requirements. Within the framework of the education program, four programs will be offered: 1) Interventions for those with fewer than 10 credits, and for those with 10 or more credits: 2) Internships in the community, 3) Career planning, and 4) College enrollment.

Who we are:

All students must be given a chance to complete high school and this includes students who may be struggling with traditional schools.  New Dawn Charter High School II is a New York City Transfer School, reaching out to students who have either dropped out or are in school truants-those who will most likely not graduate with their four-year 9th-grade peers.

New Dawn II is currently enrolling students who are over-aged and under-credited in grade 9 and includes an intensive program for those students who are the most at-risk and difficult to engage in their education: the student who is over 16 years old and has fewer than 11 credits. This includes students are who 16 years of age and in the 8th grade.


Students will graduate with an NYSED diploma, meeting all graduation requirements. As a transfer school, New  Dawn will be no student’s first high school, with the exception of the over-aged 8th graders who opt for our intensive program. We anticipate a very large proportion of students with disabilities and a smaller proportion of English Language Learners. At least 82% of the students will are eligible for free/reduced lunch.


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89-25 161st Street

 Jamaica, New York 11432