Board of Trustees seeks Head of School for Health Sciences Charter School (Grades 9-12) in Buffalo, NY. in order to continue the school’s focus on preparing the next generation of health care and biosciences workers. Building level administrator certification required; urban education experience as a teacher and/or administrator preferred. Salary is very competitive in region. Deadline for application is 4/23/18. Specific information about the school, position, and the required application procedures can be found at www.e1b.org/WNYRIC/WNYRIC-Top-Nav/Services/Applicant-Tracking. Address all questions to Ms. Giovannitti at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by calling 716-888-4080, ext. 100.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive in WNY.
About Health Sciences Charter School
Mission: To provide high-school age youth with an academically challenging learning environment that prepares them to communicate effectively, think and reason critically, value diversity, engage in service learning, pursue academic excellence, obtain sustainable and quality careers in the healthcare industry and become productive and valued members of the community.
School: The school is chartered to enroll up to 480 students (9-12). The majority of the students are residents of the city of Buffalo. Historically, the school has between 85-90% of its students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The faculty consists of: (1) one principal; (2) three assistant principals/dean; (3) thirty-nine full-time teachers (six Special Education, one ELL); (4) two school counselors; (5) one social worker; (6) six support staff; (7) one school nurse; (8) eight additional members of the Leadership Team; and (9) seven “No More Tears“ support staff. The school has open enrollment and utlizies a lottery system for admission, offers rigorous New York State Regents curriculum, and is accredited by the New York State Department of Education.
Graduation Rates: The Health Sciences Charter School ...inaugural class graduated 80% of its students in four years. This result exceeded the NYS graduation rate and met the charter guidance threshold per NYSED. The school’s 2011 cohort improved outcomes and exceeded expectations set forth by the charter graduation goal with an 83.5% graduation rate. Most notably within this 2011 cohort, our Black male and Hispanic male graduation rates were 82% and 100% respectively. The 2012 cohort matched the overall 83% graduation rate from 2011 and the 2013 cohort graduation rate climbed to 87%.
Partners: The school was founded in 2007 by numerous influential health industry partners. They included supportive community-minded companies such as BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Catholic Health, Community Health Center of Buffalo, Communications Workers of America, Erie Community College, Medical Center Corporation, Independent Health, Kaleida Health, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Unique Programming: Our special programs prepare the next generation of health care and biosciences workers. We offer enhanced NYS Regents-approved programming to promote college & career readiness. Extended school year, practical internships, and interscholastic athletics comprise just part of our annual program. However, the students’ experiences are significantly enhanced through career exploration, daily enrichment, MASH Camps, National Academy Foundation, National Honor Society, Say Yes to Education, Service Learning, Work-Based Learning, inclusion and co-teaching, and dual credit opportunities.
Extracurricular Activities: Health Sciences Charter School partners with the Buffalo Urban League to promote a variety of clubs and after school activities involving hundreds of our students annually. We have been recognized as the #1 ranked small school for boys’ varsity basketball in Western New York. In 2016-17 we were the #4 ranked team in Class B in New York State and won the Far West Regionals in Class B. In 2018-19 we will be the first charter school in Western New York to have a high school varsity football team, partnered with Maritime Charter School.