I hope you all had a happy and safe July 4th holiday. Today is the start of Summer School 2021 where you can earn 3 credits towards graduation. Classes will run 9:00-12:06pm each day from Monday through Friday. We will offer in-person and remote learning options Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays but Mondays and Fridays will be online only for both staff and students.
Please come to school today (7/6) at 9:00am to review your progress towards graduation and schedule your summer classes.
See you then! Mr. Flory
New Dawn Charter High School II
Returning to School 2020
Please visit our 2020 Reopening Plan to find all the critical information about how New Dawn Charter High School II is changing the way we operate to reduce the risk of COVID infection. We are doing everything we can to make sure staff, students, and families are safe.
Overview New Dawn II follows these overarching principles in the administration of its special education program:
New Dawn II aims to educate students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment with their non-disabled peers in an inclusion environment. All parents must agree to this model prior to enrolling at New Dawn II.
New Dawn II does not discriminate in admission and enrollment practices on the basis of a student having or suspected of having a disability.
New Dawn II adheres to all applicable state and federal guidelines in the implementation of its special education program.
Services at New Dawn II New Dawn Charter High School II, in keeping with state and federal mandates concerning special education, ensures that all special education programs and services included in a student’s IEP are provided directly to the student during school hours. New Dawn II employs three full-time, certified special education teachers. These staff members provide consultation and support to classroom teachers; provide instruction in general education classrooms to special education students, both individually and in small groups; and serve as special education consultants to the overall school community.
Classroom teachers at New Dawn II are expected to be highly knowledgeable about the needs of students with disabilities. In addition to understanding their responsibilities toward students with IEPs, they are required to request any support they may need to implement a student’s program and to take all possible steps to implement classroom modifications/ accommodations in accordance with students’ IEPs.
English Language Learners
Overview A student should be identified as an English Language Learner (ELL) if he or she: (1) was not born in the United States and/or has a native language other than English; (2) comes from an environment where a language other than English is dominant; (3) is a Native American or Alaska Native and comes from an environment where a language other than English has had a significant impact on his or her level of English language proficiency; (4) indicates on the Home Language Survey that English is not spoken at home; (5) has already been identified by the NYC DOE as an ELL; or (6) upon interview with a school staff it is deemed the student does not have the requisite English skills necessary to participate fully in classroom learning.
Services at New Dawn II Students in need of English language service are actually integrated into the general education program under an immersion model. The school will directly provide or make referrals to appropriate support services that may be needed by ELL students in order to achieve and maintain a satisfactory level of academic performance. Such services may include individual counseling, group counseling, home visits, and parental counseling.