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Marta Valle High School Marta Valle High School is located in the heart of the vibrant Lower East Side of Manhattan, an area buzzing with live music, poetry clubs, cafes, art galleries, theaters, parks, libraries and ethnic restaurants. What a great place to go to high school!

Marta Valle High School Students are: √ Respectful √ Responsible √ Reliable √ Thoughtful √ Creative √ Forward-thinking √ Successful Leaders!

Marta Valle high school Educating Hearts and Minds for the 21st Century

Marta Valle was a local community organizer and Social Worker. A 1954 graduate of Hunter College, she was instrumental in organizing city-wide conferences for change and social justice.

Marta Valle High School continues the tradition established by our namesake through the ongoing development of extraordinary educational opportunities for young adolescents in New York City. Core academic classes are supplemented by a wide range of electives in fine arts, culinary arts, video production, animation, music, media and technology.

Marta Valle High School Selected as one of only eight 2012-2013 iLearn NYC Lab Sites, we offer a blended program of online courses where students can earn Advanced Placement credits in Mathematics and Science, prepare for Regents Examinations or make-up missed credits. Extended day and Saturday opportunities include tutoring, Regents Prep, PSAL Athletics, Dance, Capoeira, Drama, as well as Weight-Training in our state-ofthe-art Fitness Center. Marta Valle is truly a place where “Educating Hearts and Minds for the 21st Century” is a reality.

Recipe for Success: • Commitment today • Preparation for tomorrow • Success in the future “This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.” Gary Lew

145 Stanton Street New York, NY 10002 Mimi Fortunato Principal Phone: 212-473-8152 Fax: 212-475-7588 www.martavalle.org E-mail: info@martavalle.org


Program Highlights

Educational Philosophy The Marta Valle High School program has been developed to support the academic and social needs of young adolescents in our commitment to prepare our students for high school graduation and 21st Century post-secondary college and career success. Our path toward achieving the

Marta Valle High School mission of Meeting the Needs of Every Student Every Day includes the following key components: √

Partnerships with the NYCDOE’s iLearn NYC, New York University, Empire State College, Sarah Lawrence College, Partnership with Children, Publicolor, College for Every Student (CFES), Educational Alliance, Grand Street Settlement, Estee Lauder, PENCIL, Princeton Center for Leadership & The Lower East Side Girl’s Club. Building each student’s leadership capacity and individual sense of responsibility for and pride in his/her success through academic support, small group advisories and enrichment opportunities before, during, after the school day, on Saturday that includes exciting on-line courses, engaging internships, arts and athletic experiences and community service projects. A meaningful Home/School Partnership that welcomes and values parent contribution in our Parent Advisory Council, School Leadership team, College Workshops, Principal Breakfasts, Curriculum Evenings & Academic Conferences.

Please feel free to reach out to us to make an appointment to visit our wonderful school and participate in our Open Houses. We look forward to welcoming you into our school family and working in partnership with you to invent a wonderful future for your adolescent!

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Advanced Placement: English and U.S. History iLearn NYC Online AP Courses & Model Lab Site College For Every Student (CFES) Student Peer Leadership Program Award-winning Fine Arts Program: Fine Arts, Video Production, Animation Music, Piano, Voice, Songwriting & Professional Recording Studio 21st Century Technology & Media Center Free Netbooks for all 9th Graders in DIG/IT Courses Extracurricular Activities: PSAL Sports, Explorers Club, Girls Volleyball, Girls & Boys Basketball Culinary Arts Small Group Advisories Extended Day Programs College Prep Classes Dance Studio Collaborations with NYU, Sarah Lawrence, Empire State College, BMCC Princeton Center for Leadership Remote Networked School Project in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Québec, Canada New Chemistry Lab & TV Studio for 2013

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Student Voice & Views Opportunities for Student Leadership Community Service School Leadership Team Student Advisory Board Monthly Principal Lunches Student Summits College Tours Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) Publicolor Clubs & Athletics Town Hall Meetings Student Newspaper - The Vine Martavalle.org

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Application Process The Marta Valle High School application process has been designed to give parents and their adolescents an opportunity to take an in-depth look at our program. In addition, our admissions team gathers information about applicants that will inform us of their interests and learning styles. The application process begins in October and ends in the spring. All applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to visit our school and participate in one of our Open Houses. Each year, Marta Valle High School receives applications from far more students than we can accept. We regret that we cannot accommodate as many of the wonderful applicants as we would like. If you feel that Marta Valle is the right school for your adolescent, it is highly likely that we will agree. We urge you to complete the application process as quickly as possible. Marta Valle High School is an exciting place to be. We encourage you to learn more about our wonderful school, and look forward to welcoming you soon. Admission Criteria Applications are reviewed based on the following criteria: √ NYCDOE High School Application. √ Middle School evaluation regarding attendance, motivation, academic performance. √ Marta Valle High School visit. √ Student/parent commitment to the

Marta Valle High School philosophy and mission.


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