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Innovation Diploma Plus

DAN STORCHAN, PRINCIPAL
Total students: 200

Innovation Diploma Plus (IDP) is a small transfer high school designed to support the social, cultural, emotional and academic development of over-aged and undercredited students. Together we serve students who are looking for an opportunity to experience success, earn their high school diplomas, transition to college/careers and reach their dreams.

2 cool things about IDP:

  • IDP works in collaboration with the Learning to Work (LTW) program to offer students paid internships.
  • As a trimester-based school, students can earn accelerated credit accumulation.

2 things you should know about coming here

  • IDP’s staff is committed to each student and investing in his or her success. We will work with each student to provide the following: support from a primary contact person who will conduct regular one-on-one check-ins on the student’s progress and support in tracking students’ academic progress using report cards, progress reports and periodic assessments.
  • IDP will ensure that both the educational and developmental needs of each student are served. Our goal is for every graduate to be an authentic learner with the analytical and social skills needed to excel in our ever-changing world and to truly become a citizen of the information age.

How to get in

Innovation Diploma Plus has a rolling admissions process. To be eligible for an interview, students must be between 16-20 years of age and must have attended another high school for at least one year, have passed at least one Regents exam and have minimum of 10 credits. Students must be willing and committed to return to a full-time high school for at least two years to complete high school and develop their postsecondary plan. All students must complete the intake process with a parent or guardian and must go through orientation. Interested students can sign up to attend an open house on our website: (http://www.innovationdp.org) or call and speak with our community-based organization, Catholic Charities Community Services–Alianza at 212-362-1221.