January Regents Week is right around the corner! Please take the time to review the upcoming schedule and information regarding the New York State exams. For more information regarding Regents testing, please visit the DOE's designated website here.
If you are taking any exam, touch base with a teacher to discuss prep! Good luck and much success!
The Christopher Columbus Campus has been selected to be part of the 2020 cohort of school buildings tested for lead to ensure that the water in our schools is safe for students and staff.
Please take the time to read the attached letter that provides additional details surrounding the DOE's lead testing protocols and procedures, as well as review their website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/water-safety to learn more about the robust protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school.
Please take the time to read and review the attached letter regarding water test results at Pelham Preparatory Academy and the Christopher Columbus Campus. In the words of Lauren Siciliano, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of School Operations, "This is a follow-up to a May 15, 2019 water test results notification. I am pleased to share we have successfully completed remediation work at Christopher Columbus HS - X (Pelham Preparatory Academy at 925 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469). On April 06, 2019 and October 25, 2019, all operational sources of water at Christopher Columbus HS - X, including for drinking or cooking, were tested for the presence of lead. The final laboratory results indicate that there are no elevated levels of lead in any of the fixtures."
Complete test results are posted on the DOE website at https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/X542. Click Data and Reports and look for the Facilities Heading.
You can also visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/water-safety to learn more about the robust protocol the Water Testing Team uses to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school, as well as look up water test results for any school.
In this latest issue, you'll read articles such as "Too Juul for School" by Rachel Sanchez and Joey DeNisi, "The Pelham Press in the Boogie Down" by Jada Flores and Jasmine Wang, "Impeachment for Dummies" by Danae Cruz, "Hopping into the Law" by Lauren Reyes, and "PSAL: The Columbus Sharks on the Rise!" by Emily Rodriguez and Lauren Reyes.
If any students wish to join/contribute to The Pelham Press, please contact Ms. Turk or Mr. Haigh in Rm. 447.
In the attached documents, please find an introductory letter from our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Julie Pozo, as well as a list of dates when the Parent Association will meet. The letter is accessible in both English and Spanish.
Principal Ferron was born and raised in the Bronx, having served our community for over 20 years as an educator.
After receiving his Bachelor and Master Degrees from St. John's University, Mr. Ferron began his career teaching History before transitioning to serving as a school administrator, a role he has held for the past 16 years.
Having joined PPA in 2016, Mr. Ferron brought with him a style of leadership and educational approach that promotes student voice in a culture wherein our standards of learning prepare all learners to be college and career ready.
Mission & Vision
To implement academically rigorous curricula that meet and exceed national, state, and city standards, while nurturing student potential in a caring, engaging and safe environment. We strive to prepare our students with academic, technical, and social skills to better serve our nation and the world in the 21st century.
Why Pelham Prep?
When faced with the numerous high school choices, it is easy to be confused as to the choice to make for your child. Our proven graduation rate and many opportunities for your child should make the decision much easier. We are proud to say we offer numerous opportunities for your child including: