Community Equality Charter High School is located in the Castle Hill area of Bronx, NY. Currently, Equality Charter School consists of a middle school and a high school, utilizing a 6-8, 9-12 grade level configuration. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 69% Black, 27% Hispanic and 4% Other. 78% of students receive free or reduced-price lunch.
The School Equality Charter High School is a comprehensive, four-year public charter high school, enrolling 370 students in grades 9-12, at capacity. The high school opened in September 2014 and graduated its first senior class in June 2018. The mission of Equality Charter School is to ensure each scholar reaches individual academic and personal success through a nurturing scholar-centered approach. Equality Charter High School participates in 10 interscholastic sports including volleyball, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, track, lacrosse, cheer, and step. Additionally, Equality Charter High School offers 14 clubs in which students can participate, including Harvesters for Change, Gay-Straight Alliance, Girls to Women, Robotics, Student Government, and Student Newspaper.
Curriculum and Program The academic program is organized into 9 periods, including lunch and a period for support. Periods are 53 minutes long. Students can earn up to 7 credits per semester. There are two semesters which consist of three marking periods each.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation GPA is computed using the below chart. Beginning with grade 9, all subjects are included in the computation.
Class Rank Equality Charter High School does not assign a class rank to students.
Honor Roll Principal’s List: 4.0 GPA or higher Honor Roll: 3.0 - 3.9 GPA
Graduation Credit Requirements - 44 Credits English Language Arts - 8 Mathematics - 6 Social Studies - 8 Science - 6 Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - 2 / (6 credits for Advanced Regents Diploma) Visual Art, Music, Dance, and/or Theater - 2 Physical Education - 4 Health - 1 Electives - 7 / (3 credits for Advanced Regents Diploma
Regents Examination Requirements There are five Regents exams required for graduation in New York state; one in each of the following areas: Math, Science, English Language Arts, and Social Studies, +1 additional subject area. There are nine regents exams required for an Advanced Regents degree in New York state in the following areas: 3 Math, 2 Science, 1 Language Other Than English, 1 Social Studies, 1 English Language Arts, + 1 additional subject area.
Advanced Placement Program Equality Charter High School currently offers the following AP classes: AP English Language and Composition,AP Studio Art, AP Calculus, and ABCollege Spanish College Acceptances, Class of 2019 Adelphi Univ., Alfred Univ., Baruch College, Bennett College, BMCC, BCC, Brooklyn College, Broome CC, Buffalo State, Caldwell Univ., City College, Clark Atlanta Univ., College of St. Rose, College of Mount St. Vincent, CSI, Culinary Institute of America, Delaware State, Dillard Univ., Dominican College, Dutchess CC, Elon University, Franklin Pierce University, Gannon University, George Mason University, Hartwick College, Hofstra University, Hostos CC, Hunter College, Iona College, Jacksonville University, James Madison University, Jamestown CC, Jefferson University, John Jay College, Kingsborough CC, Laguardia CC, Lehman College, Lincoln University, LIU Brooklyn, Macaulay Honors College, Manhattan College, Manhattanville College, Marymount Manhattan College, Medgar Evers College, Mercy College, New England College, NYC College of Technology, NYU, Niagara University, NC A&T, Pace University, Penn. State, Purchase College, Queens College, Queensborough CC, Quinnipiac University, Siena College, Spelman College, St. Francis College, St. John’s University, St. Thomas Aquinas College, SUNY (Albany, Alfred State, Brockport, Canton, Cobleskill, Cortland, Delhi, Fredonia, Morrisville, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Oswego, New Paltz, Potsdam, Plattsburgh, Stony Brook ), Susquehanna University, Temple University, The New School, Tompkins Cortland CC, Utica College, University of Bridgeport, University at Buffalo, University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Virginia State University, College of Westchester, Western Connecticut State University, Westchester CC, York College