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Please see below for some commonly asked questions:
Are you part of the New York City Department Of Education?
No. Richmond Prep is an independent charter school authorized by the New York State Department of Education.
Do you follow the Department Of Education calendar?
Mostly. We try to follow the DOE calendar as closely as we can in order to make it easier for our families, but there may be a few days that do not sync up.
Do your students have to take state exams?
Yes. As a public school in New York State, we have to take the same high stakes exams as every other school.
Is my child eligible for yellow busing?
Yellow busing is offered through the NYC Office of Pupil Transportation for students living within a five mile path of the school. Other students will receive metro cards.
Can I get my child an Individualized Educational Plan?
Yes. Charter schools cannot issue IEPs, however our special education team will work closely with you and the Committee for Special Education to ensure that your child receives whatever services are needed.
Can my child get door to door bussing?
If your child has received door to door busing in the past, there is a good chance that it can continue. It is not in our authority to give this service, but out team will work with you and the CSE to explore options.
Is Richmond Prep a computer science school?
Richmond Prep has created an innovative computer science career track, but we would not define ourselves as a computer science school. Technology will be ever present in our daily practice and our students will take a computer science class every semester of their career with us. At our core, we are a college preparatory school, but our computer science track will set our students up to gain professional certifications, college credits, and success.
What is inclusion?
Inclusion is the academic belief that all students learn best when they are in an environment that doesn’t segregate students based on ability or disability. All students at Richmond Prep are enrolled in the same program and will be in classes with students of all levels and abilities. We do not track our students into different classes based on ability level.
Can I still apply to my local zoned school if I apply to Richmond Prep?
Yes. Applying to Richmond Prep does not prevent your from pursuing other schooling options. You can submit your middle school application to the NYC DOE and apply to our school as well. It will ultimately be your decision which school you choose.
Where will Richmond Prep be located?
Richmond Prep will be located at the former Barnes and Nobles site (2245 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY). Check this page for news.
What do you mean by “professional certifications?
Our Computer Science program isn’t designed simply to expose students to technology, it is designed to prepare students for careers in the field. We anticipate students being able to acquire certifications that will enable them to work during, or after high school should they choose to.
Do you have an afterschool program?
For the current school year, we have partnered with Lavelle Prep for our afterschool needs.