Forte Prep seeks founders for the Fall of 2020, when our school will grow to 360 5th-8th grade students. We are looking for results-oriented, energized, collaborative, and creative professionals who want to engage in the challenging work of growing a school that will prepare students for college and a life of opportunity.
We do this work because 77% of high school graduates in our neighborhood are unprepared for the academic rigor of college. In our first year, 23% of our incoming 5th grade class was proficient in ELA and 25% was proficient in Math.
By the end of that second year 50% of students were proficient in ELA and 74% were proficient in math. We outperformed CSD 24, CSD 30, NYC and New York State in our first and second years. We do this work so that these students can beat the odds stacked against them and change those odds forever.
Our commitments to you are as follows:
WE ARE COMMITTED TO PREPARATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND BEYOND.
Literacy and math are at the heart of a world-class education, open doors to college and lives of opportunity, and therefore underpin everything that we do.
We are committed to excellent teaching and learning.
High-quality teachers are critical to creating and sustaining a culture of excellence and building academic success for every student, in every class, every day.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO UNLOCKING POTENTIAL IN EVERY STUDENT.
We focus on creative and digital enrichment, remediation, and individualization based on data. We build bridges between where students start and where their greatest dreams lie.
We are 100% committed to promoting diversity in our school community.
Located in the most diverse borough (Queens) in its most diverse neighborhoods (East Elmhurst/Jackson Heights/North Corona), Forte Prep seeks to reflect and honor the diversity of our community within the walls of our school.