• Important Information on Our Work Based Learning Advisory Program

    Dear Students and Parents:                                                                         

     For the first two weeks in January 2018, all students will participate in Work-Based Learning Advisory. Work Based Learning (WBL) provides students a range of experiences that are designed to create meaningful linkages between work and school and provide students with meaningful exposure to successful professionals in the Engineering and Architectural fields. WBL Advisory is aligned to the Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards.  All students, including students with disabilities, who participate in standard State assessments and complete career preparation experiences aligned to the CDOS commencement-level learning standards can earn the CDOS in any of the following ways:

    • As an endorsement to any diploma (local, Regents, or advanced Regents)
    • As a +1 option in lieu of a fifth Regents exam when working towards a HS diploma

    See attached letter to read more! 

    City Polytechnic High School
  • City Poly High School Information Session

    City Poly will hold an Information Session for prospective students on November 16 from 5:00 PM 7:00 PM 


    City Polytechnic High School
  • Family Welcome Night & PTA Meeting

    We invite all families to join us for our First Parent Teacher Night & PTA Meeting on September 28, 2017  at 6:30 PM

    City Polytechnic High School
  • First Day of School

    The First Day of School will be September 7, 2017. We look forward to welcoming everyone back! 

    City Polytechnic High School

The P-TECH Model



Focus on Careers

A student's experience in a P-TECH 9-14 school is shaped by the goal to prepare them to move into high-potential careers. Informed by current and projected industry standards, students take part in high school and college courses aligned to their career goals. Mentoring, workplace visits, job-shadowing, and internships are integrated into each student's preparation for the identified jobs. Engaged employer partners commit to ensuring that graduates are experienced enough in their chosen field to be considered "first in line" for jobs.

Focus on College Degrees

Recognizing that a college degree is essential for success in the 21st century economy, P-TECH 9-14 schools aim to provide every student with a pathway to an industry-recognized associate degree. Students and teachers are aware of the academic and personal standards needed to succeed in college, and college coursework is thoughtfully integrated throughout the six-year program. In addition, it is free to students and families.

Redesigned High School Experience

While P-TECH 9-14 schools offer a seamless and integrated six-year experience, the redesign of the high school program goes well beyond the length of the program. The model restructures nearly every aspect of schooling, including curriculum, instructional practices, faculty roles, support structures, the daily/weekly schedule, and long-term goals for students.

Diverse Student Body

P-TECH 9-14 schools are purposely open to all students, including young people from low-income families, first-generation college students, English language learners, students with disabilities, and students of color. The school partners recognize that students will arrive with widely varying skill levels and experiences. As such, they work specifically to create support systems that help all students achieve their long-term goals.

Shared Decision-Making

A P-TECH 9-14 school relies on developing and sustaining healthy partnerships with and among the school district, college, and one or more major employers. Successful partnerships are characterized by shared responsibility and decision-making, close collaboration, and honest communication.