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Month: September 2018

Thank you Sarah Kauss for her water bottle donation!

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BCCHS thanks Sarah Kauss, the founder of S’well, and Mark Chambers, the director of the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, who are working to slow the stream of discarded plastic bottles that clog waterways, threatening marine life, and that pile up in landfills.

Ms. Kauss is donating 320,000 reusable, stainless-steel water bottles, one for every high-school student in every public or charter school in the city.

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Volleyball Tryouts

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Volleyball tryouts will be held Wednesday 9/12, Thursday 9/13, and Friday 9/14

In order to practice with and play on a team, YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING directly to Ms. Di Rico (room 517) who will review your papers and make sure you are eligible:
  1. Click this link for the PSAL Parental Consent Be sure your parent/guardian initials each of the 13 items, and signs and dates the form at the bottom.
  2. Click this link for the PSAL Medical Consent:  This form must be completed, signed, and stamped by a doctor, and parental signature is also needed.  All four pages must be turned in.
  3. $100 Athletic Fee (to be paid by each Athlete once per school year). Checks must be payable to Baruch College Campus HS. Make sure your name is on the memo line. Speak with coach or AD if financial assistance is needed

Important Notes: You must also review the concussion information sheet with your guardian. To be eligible for a team you must be in good academic standing, passing 5 credit-bearing classes plus PE, and you must have 90% + attendance for the prior marking period. Student-athletes must achieve a passing GPA at time of eligibility evaluation. Lateness to school/class may result in exclusion from athletics. Cutting class will result in exclusion from athletics.

If you have any questions you can email Ms. Di Rico at

Parsons Scholars Program (Outside Opportunity)

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The Parsons Scholars Program is pleased to invite 10th graders who are interested in art & design to apply for an extraordinary pre-college scholarship opportunity at Parsons School of Design.

The Parsons Scholars Program provides youth from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to explore art & design in a college environment. Accepted students receive college credit while preparing for the college admissions process at no cost to them.

It is important to note that we are not a talent search.  We hope to get this information into the hands of all students with financial need, regardless of demonstrated skill or experience, so that students can decide if they are eligible and interested in making this commitment.

Deadline to apply is October 19th, 11:59PM



Required Info Session

It is required that all applicants attend the information session. They’ll be able to schedule their interviews at the information session.

Friday September 21, 2018 (3-5pm)
55 West 13th St., 2nd floor,
Theresa Lang Student Center

Make up date: Saturday, September 29.
*Only available to those who cannot attend 9/21. Space is limited: please contact to RSVP for the make-up session.

Please download the INFO SHEET for important information on applying. You can also download a copy of the FLYER to print and hang at your school or office!

The Parsons Scholars Program recognizes the brilliance of communities who are historically underrepresented and unrecognized in fields of art and design, and we are committed to bridging the gap to college and fulfilling careers. Contact if you have any questions!

Welcome to a new school year!

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September 4, 2018

Dear BCCHS Community,

We are excited to welcome back our BCCHS students, staff and families to the 2018-19 school year. This year, we will continue to come together to support our community, engage in rigorous learning, make learning relevant through real-world connections and support an inclusive, diverse environment through embracing our differences, learning from one another and celebrating each other as global citizens.

We have a few new initiatives this year that I wanted to take a moment to highlight. This year, we will deepen our work toward supporting all learners to meet rigorous college-ready standards by launching our FLEX  program. In short, our Flex program is a class that meets three times a week during the school day. Each week, through advisory, students will be able to select where they want to go, to get extra support and enrichment. Students will learn more about this in advisory during the first two weeks of school, and we invite families to attend Curriculum Night, on September 26th, where we will review more about FLEX.

We are continuing to focus on community through our advisory program.  This year, we will deepen our focus on social emotional learning with restorative circles, which will take place each Friday in advisory. We started this work last year, and are excited to build on this and deepen our focus.

While academics is key at BCCHS, we also value developing systems and structures to support an inclusive, diverse environment, which will help all of our students thrive. This year, we have developed new class configurations, where students are able to mix with other students in their grade throughout the day. Students will travel in 2-4 different groups, depending on their classes.

We are excited to welcome back our BCCHS community and welcome new members. Welcome, students and families who are new to BCCHS. For our incoming 9th graders, we are mindful that high school is a big transition. Therefore, we have developed a special program for 9th grade for Wednesday and Thursday this week. Students will spend time building community on Wednesday, and on Thursday, will learn about systems and structures expected of them at BCCHS. Students can bring their day 1 supplies on Friday, September 7th.

We welcome you all with enthusiasm!  We value each other’s unique differences with empathy,  and we believe each student at BCCHS is extraordinary. These are our values and we are excited to see you again and share them together.

As a reminder, all students should be at school on Wednesday, September 5th at 8:30 am. 9th graders will report to the cafeteria, 10-12 graders will go to their advisories (classrooms will be posted in the lobby). New 10-12 grade students should go to the gym for their class assignment.

Here’s to a great year,

Alicia Perez-Katz

Alicia Perez-KatzPrincipal
Baruch College Campus High School
55 East 25th St.
New York, NY 10010
(p) 212.689.2641  (f) 212.683.7338