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Month: September 2019

Town Hall with Comptroller Scott Stringer

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Wednesday October 2 at 6:30PM
Comptroller Scott Stringer will be hosting an Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island Town Hall on October 2nd at 6:30pm, and will take place at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street, NY, NY 10021. We hope to see you there. If you could share the flyer with anyone that would be interested, it would be greatly appreciated.
To RSVP and for more information, please call (212) 669-3916, or email If you need language translation services or other special accommodations, please call (212) 669-4315.

Please Fill Out the Federal “Lunch” Form

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Although lunch is free, we still need to submit the “lunch” form to assure we receive federal Title I dollars for our school and to determine the eligibility of your child(ren) for certain rights and services under the No Child Left Behind Act. This form also helps with eligibility for fee waivers for the College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP exams, etc.). Without it, students are not eligible for waivers. Please complete the form online for each of your children. Please complete the form at
If you have any questions, feel free to call Janice, our Parent Coordinator, at 212.683.7440 an click here for school letter.

Japanese Students Visiting Baruch

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Baruch has a long standing partnership with a high school in Japan (Itami High School in Itami). We are hosting 5 students and 2 teachers during the upcoming week.
The Japanese students will be paired with our Global Citizen Ambassadors, who will take them to classes. There will be a performance of Japanese dances for the 10th graders on Wednesday during Period 2.

Important Dates for Parents

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12th Grade Parents College Meeting

Thursday September 12 at 8:30AM
Bonnie Phillips, our college guidance counselor, will walk you through the process. This is a meeting for parents of seniors. Parents of other grades, please visit our college website and review the timeline.

Curriculum Night

Thursday September 26 at 4:30PM, 5:30PM & 6:30PM
There will be three repeated Curriculum Night sessions. You only need to come to one. Meet your child’s teachers and find out what your child will be learning this year. 

First PTA Meeting Meetings

Thursday September 26 at 5:30PM & 6:30PM
We will have two repeated meetings so that you can catch a PTA meeting either before or after attending Curriculum Night. You will meet members of the Executive Board, which will present the budget. All are welcome!

Parent Social Cocktail Party

Wednesday October 16 at 6:00PM
Come get to know other Baruch College Campus High School parents and guardians. This event is free to all BCCHS parents and guardians. More information to come.


Supplies Needed (Ongoing Throughout Year)

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We frequently run supply drives and ask families to bring in supplies needed by the whole school. Good times to bring them are during Curriculum Night, Parent-Teacher conferences, or delivering directly to the school (Baruch College Campus High School, 55 East 25 Street, Manhattan, NY 10010)

Supply List
(this is in addition to what your child will need for her/his own personal use)

1 ream of copy paper (white or color)
1 ream of photo paper (white)
1 box of Dry Erase markers
1 pack college ruled loose leaf paper (120/pack or more)
1 box of #2 pencils
1 box of assorted colors markers (Sharpies or Crayola or similar)
1 box of tissues
1 roll of paper towel

Here is an easy and accessible list via Amazon. We appreciate your help

Welcome Letter From Principal Alicia Perez-Katz

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August 30, 2019

Dear BCCHS Families,

Welcome to a new school year! We are excited to welcome back your teenagers and to meet our new 9th graders. This year, we have a lot of exciting learning opportunities available for our Baruchians! I wanted to take a moment to welcome you back and share our priorities and goals for the upcoming school year.

At BCCHS, our learning is rooted education as a social justice call to action, rigorous, college-ready coursework, and elevating student voice in our school community. Specifically, we are focusing on:

As an honors-level, screened school, our goal is to challenge, nurture and support our students.

  • With this in mind, we have expanded our AP courses so that all upperclassmen take AP US History and AP English Language & Literature. We have also expanded AP math to two sections and added 10th grade AP science for students in advanced math. We will focus on how to challenge and support all of our students in AP classes, and how to prepare them in the younger grades to enter AP.
  • To support students who need additional support in AP for All courses, they will take an elective course to support their access to AP curriculum.
  • Upperclassmen will take an elective course, including art, computer science, sociology, Spanish 4.
  • Students have the opportunity to develop career-readiness skills through our upperclassman teacher internship program.
  • Our Flex Program is for our underclassmen, in which the 9th grade students are identified by data for intervention and enrichment cycles during the school day, and 10th grade students receive additional support and extension through additional periods of core courses on a weekly rotation.

Student voice is embedded in classroom instruction through collaborative group work in all classes.

  • This year, we will support student voice through quarterly grade-level Town Halls which include identity-based clubs presenting to the school community.
  • Students engage in Socratic Seminar discussions in their humanities courses and collaborative group work and project-based assessments in all classes.
  • In partnership with Manhattan Class Company Theater, our 9th & 10th grade students will embed drama and acting in their English classes with a Romeo & Juliet performance in the spring and a poetry slam in the fall.
  • Students take ownership of their learning and present their progress in student-led parent-teacher conferences in the spring.
  • We are a community that stands for equity and social justice. Our commitment to diversity is actively and intentionally undertaken by every community member: to be aware of ourselves and each other, to take care of our community – local and global – and to name and oppose inequity and injustice when it is present.
  • Classroom environments are “courageous communities” where students learn through social justice and with an active focus on dismantling oppression.
  • In the 10th grade, our students engage in a year-long social action project, in partnership with the KING Movement, in both English and Math, where they identify an area in society that they want to build awareness and make change.
  • Our 12th graders, in partnership with WiSE, complete a Senior Exit Research Project on a Quality of Life issue and compete city-wide.
  • Our Equity Team engages with parents, students and families in conversations about the importance of identity, culture and equitable access to political, economic, and social rights and opportunities.

We focus on both the academic and the social-emotional growth of our community.
Our 9th grade is supported in transitioning to high school with the Senior Mentor Program, and a series of workshops in the fall and mid-year which will support them in high school readiness and belonging.

  • In advisory, we engage in Restorative Circles, to build community, connection and understanding.
  • We have several grant-funded innovative programs this year as well!
  • BCCHS has an InvenTeam! Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™ are comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing.
  • We are part of the CA4All Grant, which provides resources to expand and deepen our college and career readiness supports for students. This year, we will be expanding our career readiness program, with a career fair in March and an after-school SAT/ACT drop in tutoring center.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year!

In unity/somos unidos/在团结中,

Alicia Perez-Katz



为了支持需要在AP for All课程中获得额外支持的学生,他们将选修课程以支持他们访问AP课程。

我们是一个代表公平和社会正义的社区。我们对多样性的承诺是由每个社区成员积极和有意地承担的:了解我们自己和彼此,照顾我们的社区 – 地方和全球 – 并在存在时指出和反对不平等和不公正。

BCCHS有一支InvenTeam! Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams™由高中学生,教育工作者和导师组成,每人收取高达10,000美元的费用,为他们自己选择的现实问题创造技术解决方案。
我们是CA4All Grant的一部分,它提供资源来扩展和深化我们的学院和为学生提供的职业准备支持。今年,我们将扩大我们的职业准备计划,3月举办职业展览会,辅导中心的课后SAT / ACT下降。