The James Baldwin School is a New York City Department of Education transfer high school.
CAMBA’s Learning to Work program in collaboration with Transfer Schools throughout NYC is an in-depth job readiness, career exploration, academic support and student support program. It is designed to enhance the academic component of our student body using a holistic approach.The goal of Learning to Work is to assist students in overcoming obstacles that impede their progress toward a high school diploma and lead them toward rewarding internship opportunities and educational experiences after graduation. The internship program has varied sites that introduce students to the world of work. These varied sites provide insight into fields such as community affairs; child care facilitates; administrative positions; animal care; law enforcement, etc
NY Live Arts: Spoken Dance
New York Live Arts is a movement-focused arts organization in New York City that serves as the home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Our partnership with NY Live Arts provides students with a unique opportunity to create, explore, and share their stories through language and movement. The Spoken Dance program invites students to write, move, dance, and perform while working with experienced teaching artists. Participating students have the opportunity to attend dance and music performances throughout NYC and to meet with professional artists.
The James Baldwin School Boxing Club
Join us for the James Baldwin School Boxing Club Wednesdays on Zoom beginning February 24th. Come learn to BOX! Women, girls and LGBTQ folks especially welcome. No prior experience or equipment necessary!
NYC Outward Bound
NYC Outward Bound Schools operates a citywide network of public schools that use the EL school model. NYC Outward Bound Schools provides us with the support we need to fully implement this approach, which has its roots in Outward Bound. In addition, they provide us with character- and culture-building programs and a slate of college access, readiness and persistence supports.
Our mission is to empower youth in communities with the greatest need to reach their full potential and pursue higher education.We achieve this by delivering mentoring, academic support, community service programs and international cultural exchanges for the young people referred to us. We take a holistic approach to our students' education and development because we believe that academic problems rarely have academic causes. We strive to give every one of our students the opportunity of a college education.
Hudson River Community Sailing
Hudson River Community Sailing develops leadership and academic success in underserved New York City youth through sailing education and provides maritime education and recreation to the community at large.
Consortium schools have devised a system of assessment which consists of eight components including alignment with state standards, professional development, external review, and formative and summative data. Consortium schools have documented how their work meets and exceeds New York State Regents standards through a system of rigorous commencement-level performance-based assessment tasks. Performance on these tasks is reflected on student transcripts and results are used for college admission.
Yoga at school classes give students of every size, shape, and physical ability a supportive, noncompetitive, and inclusive form of physical exercise that is fun and empowering. Yoga helps students improve their health and concentration, find alternatives to violence, and develop a lifelong interest in wellness.
CS4ALL will ensure every NYC student receives a meaningful unit of computer science education by 2025. In the fall of 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced an ambitious set of goals for New York City schools: by 2026, 80% of our students will graduate high school on time, and two-thirds of our students will be college ready. Computer Science For All (CS4All) is one of these Equity and Excellence initiatives.
High Line Climate Art Program
The Climate Art After School Programs are virtual classes co-taught by Baldwin science teacher Caity Tully and High Line teaching artist and creative performer Gregory Corbino that focus on the science behind climate change, artistic responses to the climate crisis and hands-on art making. This program runs for two semesters annually and is an opportunity to earn 1 science or 1 art credit.