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Our School
Founded in 1921, New Dorp High School is a comprehensive, four-year public high school. New Dorp is located on Staten Island, a residential borough of New York City. A neighborhood high school, we attract students who reside within its zoned boundaries.

Student enrollment is approximately 2500, with a senior class of approximately 360 students. New Dorp students represent a variety of racial, ethnic and economic groups who interact in an atmosphere of cooperation. This diverse population consists of 5% Asian/Pacific Islander; 20% Black (non-Hispanic); 15% Hispanic; 60% White (non-Hispanic).

New Dorp has a full time faculty of 165 teachers. The vast majority hold advanced degrees. Many serve as instructors at local colleges.

The percentage of 2004 graduates who attend post-secondary education are as follows:
4 year institutions: 82%
2 year institutions: 13%
Military: 2%
Work: 2%
Vocational Programs: 1%

Grades are issued in increments of 5 for grades of 65 - 90 and in increments of 1 for 90 and above. The grade point average (G.P.A.) is weighted.

100-0 A-F 4.0
95-100 A+ 4.0
90-94 A 3.75
85-89 B+ 3.5
80-84 B 3.0
75-79 C+ 2.5
70-74 C 2.0
65-69 D 1.0
0-60 F 0

Rank and grade point average are reported on the transcript. Rank is computed at the end of six semesters on the basis of all subjects, excluding physical education. The rank is based on the students weighted GPA. All Advanced Placement courses are weighted at 1.1%. All Honors courses are weighted at 1.05%. The college admission average (CAA) is computed by using the grades in the traditional academic majors only (English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Foreign Language).

For the academic year 2003-2004, New Dorp graduates earned over 3 million dollars in Scholarships.

Advanced Placement courses are offered in:
English Literature
European History
U.S. History and Government

College Extension: Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, Spanish, Italian

New Dorp offers programs in partnership with St. John's University, Polytechnic University, CUNY � College of Staten Island and Kingsborough Community College.

All students are enrolled in one of the following four-year House Programs:

The College Now Program
The Corporate Center
The Future Teachers Academy
The Honors Institute
The Institute for American & Legal Studies
The Institute of Mathematics & Science
The International House
The Liberal Arts Program
Instructional Support Services Academy

Specialized Programs:

Institute of Mathematics & Science: Our most rigorous program, designed to prepare students for prestigious colleges and expose them to careers in Science, Mathematics, Computers and English.

The Honors Institute: A rigorous program requiring all students to complete Honors and Advanced Placement courses to achieve an Advanced Regents Diploma.

The Institute for American & Legal Studies: Requires students to take special courses in American History in addition to the required four years of Social Studies.

Virtual Enterprise is a simulated business that is set up and run by students to prepare them for working in a real business environment.

< Government and Leadership:
Student Union
Leadership Team
Peer Mediation and Negotiation
HIV/AIDS Peer Leadership
Leadership Class

Argonaut - school yearbook
Spectrum - school literary magazine
Pioneer - school newspaper

Academic Teams/Clubs:
Debate (Lincoln-Douglas)
Math Team
Cranial Crunch
Science Olympiad

Volunteer and Community Service Projects and Organizations:
Peer Tutoring
Communications Bureau
Interact - community and school service projects

Academic Honors and Special Societies:
Arista - The National Honors Society
DECA - Distributive Education Club
Spanish and Italian Honor Societies

(During the last several years)

Adelphi University
Barnard College
Boston University
College of New Jersey
Columbia University
Cornell University
Embry-Riddle University
Fordham University
Hofstra University
Ithaca College
Manhattan College
Michigan State University
New York University
Pace University
Penn State University
Polytechnic University
Rutgers University
St. John�s University
University of Illinois
University of C. Florida
U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Armed Forces
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
Wagner College
Worcester University
CUNY � All colleges
SUNY � All colleges

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