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  • Blood Drive

    On Thursday, December 7 from 8:30-2:30 in the campus auditorium the New York Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive!  If interested in giving an hour of your time (and some blood, too) please see the flyers throughout the hallway.  We hope that you will considering giving to such a necessary cause around the holiday season.

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences

    Please use this document to sign up for a Parent Teacher Conference

    Dear PPA Families, 

    PPA would love to invite you to sign up for our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences. The conferences will be conducted remotely and take place on Thursday, November 16th from 5:00-8:00 PM and Friday, November 17th from 12:30-2:30 PM. Both of these days are instructional days; however, Friday, November 17th will be a half day for students, and they will be dismissed at the end of 5th period (11:34 AM). 

    How Conferences Will Work: 

    This year PPA will be using Calendly to schedule meeting times with families. Families will have the option to schedule a 10 minute phone or Google Meet conference with their child’s teachers. On pages 2-4 of this document, you will find the Calendly links for all teachers and staff.  If you wish to schedule a conference with your child’s teachers please complete the following directions: 

    1. Go to the Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up document.
    2. Identify the teacher you would like to conference with. 
    3. Click on the Calendly link next to the teacher’s name. 
    4. Select the day and time you would like to be contacted. 
    5. Fill in the necessary contact information. 
    6. Repeat this process for every teacher you would like to contact. 

    In the event that these dates do not work for you, a convenient time slot is not available, or all time slots for any given teacher are booked, please reach out to your child’s teacher or school counselor via email. A list of teacher, counselor, and staff emails will be located on the same Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up document.  

    Please be reminded that Marking Period 2 will end on Friday, December 8th. To prepare for Thursday and Friday, please take a moment to view your child’s grades via JumpRope. These conferences are a great opportunity for us to discuss your child’s academic progress, and both provide and receive necessary feedback to ensure your child’s success here at PPA. We look forward to hearing and speaking with you. 


    Benvenuto Ferron


    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Open Houses on Nov. 4 and 10th

    Hello, Prospective PPA Families!

    We invite all families interested in sending their child to Pelham Preparatory Academy to attend on of our upcoming open houses on Saturday, November 4 (10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) or Friday, November 10th (4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.).

    If attending, please RSVP using the following form:

    For more information, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Julie Pozo, at, or the 9th Grade Counselor, Aaron Cruz, at

    We look forward to meeting you soon!

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • MAP Growth Assessment on Tuesday, October 3 for all students

    Dear Parent/Guardian,

    On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® in ELA and math on a computer. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

    MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

    MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. This school year, students at Pelham Prep Academy in grades 9-12 will take the tests in October, January and May.

    Your child should arrive to school at his/her regularly scheduled time on Tuesday, October 3. Students will report to their 3rd period classes to take the MAP Growth Assessments and remain in their class throughout the school day until they have finished testing. All students will report to the cafeteria for lunch during period 8 and then will be dismissed at the end of their scheduled day. 

    We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit or reach out to your child’s guidance counselor.


    Kimberlee Davidson

    Assistant Principal

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Family Night!

    Please join us Thursday, September 28 from 5-8 p.m. for Family Night!  For more information, please see the attached flyer, and join your child's cohort using the links below.

    9th grade (Freshmen)

    10th grade (Sophomores):

    11th grade (Juniors):

    12th grade (Seniors):

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  • Welcome from Chancellor Burks

    Please find attached a Welcome Letter from Chancellor Burks

    Dear Families,

    I’m thrilled to welcome you to the 2023-24 school year! Thank you for choosing New York City Public Schools. I hope you all are returning from the summer break refreshed and ready to jump into an exciting new year of learning.

    For me, nothing compares to September and the first exhilarating week of classes—when I get to visit schools throughout the five boroughs, meet parents, and welcome students and teachers back. When I get to see the hope and promise in children's faces and feel that familiar nervous energy that charges the air with electricity. When I get to watch students tap into their curiosity and creativity, and experience awesome “aha” moments as they challenge themselves academically. When I get to see children’s brilliance and unique abilities, knowing that their families and teachers will inspire them to reach even greater heights with each passing day.

    To ensure we set up our students for success, this September I am doubling down on our mission: to offer every child a bright start...and a clear pathway to a bold future. This means a year full of strong academics, enriching sports and arts programs, healthy and delicious school meals, safe, inclusive classrooms, and so much more. NYC Reads, our groundbreaking initiative to ensure that all students are proficient readers, continues to lead the charge. This initiative features new, evidence-based curricula rooted in the “science of reading” and supplemented with phonics—the proven method for teaching children to be confident readers. Literacy truly is the foundation for all learning and is essential to clearing a path to our students’ bold futures.

    Whether that future includes college, technical training, or an apprenticeship, we will make sure that all students graduate with a plan to achieve long-term economic security—and equipped with the tools, resources, and support they need to unlock their full potential and open every door of opportunity.

    You can find important information and updates about academic policies, health and safety protocols, and more at To download a printable Back to School checklist, please visit

    September is just the beginning of what I know will be a truly exceptional school year. Thank you for your partnership. Thank you for entrusting your children’s education to us. I’m so excited about all the great things we’ll accomplish together this year!

    Soaring high,

    David C. Banks

    Pelham Preparatory Academy
  • Welcome Back Letter

    Hello PPA Families & Students,

    School year 2023-2024 begins Thursday, September 7th. We hope everyone had a restful and safe summer break. The first day of school is exciting and PPA staff is thrilled to meet our new students and greet our returning students. 

    In an effort to support your child’s first week at school, we want to encourage students to arrive at the campus by 7:40am.  We are a co-located campus with four additional high schools. Please take into consideration that the entire campus community will be returning and our students should anticipate some short delays and long lines at entry. We will work diligently to minimize any challenges at entry and scanning during the first week of school.

    Pelham Prep students will enter on Astor Avenue next to the athletic field via the ramp. PPA school staff will be outside dressed in PPA apparel to help and assist students in the morning and throughout the day. Enclosed is our Bell Schedule which includes the start of the school day, lunch and dismissal.

    Upon entering the building, all PPA students will be directed to the fourth (4th) floor. Please note the following classroom areas where student programs will be distributed:

    9th graders–room 443                    10th graders–room 410

    11th graders–room 455                  12th graders–room 401


    NYC Schools Account

    In MyStudent, you can track your student’s academic progress. The new NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) Portal will allow you to:

    • See your students grades, test scores and more in My Student; take classes in Parent University; report bullying; access forms for your child; reset your child's DOE account password; access SupportHub

    For any additional information, please refer to the links: & Pelham Preparatory Academy  or reach out to our Parent Coordinator, Julie Pozo at

     28 de agosto de 2023


    Hola familias y estudiantes de PPA,

    El año escolar 2023-2024 comienza el jueves 7 de septiembre. Esperamos que todos hayan tenido unas vacaciones de verano tranquilas y seguras. El primer día de clases es emocionante y el personal de PPA está encantado de conocer a nuestros nuevos estudiantes y saludar a nuestros estudiantes que regresan.

    En un esfuerzo por apoyar la primera semana de su hijo (a) en la escuela, queremos alentar a los estudiantes a que lleguen al campus a las 7:40 am. Somos un campus ubicado junto con cuatro escuelas secundarias adicionales. Tenga en cuenta que toda la comunidad universitaria regresará y nuestros estudiantes deben anticipar algunos retrasos breves y largas filas en la entrada. Trabajaremos diligentemente para minimizar cualquier desafío al ingresar y escanear durante la primera semana de clases.

    Los estudiantes de Pelham Prep ingresarán por Astor Avenue al lado del campo deportivo a través de la rampa. El personal de la escuela de PPA estará afuera vestido con ropa de PPA para ayudar y asistir a los estudiantes por la mañana y durante el día. Adjunto este es nuestro horario de timbre que incluye el inicio del día escolar, el almuerzo y la salida.

    Al ingresar al edificio, todos los estudiantes de PPA serán dirigidos al cuarto (4to) piso. Tenga en cuenta las siguientes áreas de aula donde se distribuirán los programas estudiantiles:

    9 grado – salón 443 10 grado – salón 410

    11° grado – salón 455 12° grado – salón 401


    NYC Schools Account

    La Cuenta de escuelas de la ciudad de Nueva York

    En MyStudent, puede realizar un seguimiento del progreso académico de su estudiante. El nuevo Portal de la Cuenta Escolar de la Ciudad de Nueva York (NYCSA) le permitirá:

    • Vea las calificaciones de sus estudiantes, puntajes de exámenes y más en Mi estudiante; tomar clases en la Universidad de Padres; denunciar el acoso; formularios de acceso para su hijo; restablecer la contraseña de la cuenta DOE de su hijo; acceder al centro de soporte


    Para obtener información adicional, consulte a: & Pelham Preparatory Academy o comuníquese con nuestra coordinadora de padres, Julie Pozo en

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