School Overview:

Our vision is to help students become global lerners who can thrive in diverse cultures and communities. We do this through our four pillars (C2S2): CTE and Enrichment, Core Values, Shared and Inclusive Curriculum, and Social-Emotional and Restorative Justice. UASGC provides students with a career-centered, college-preparatory education focused on business and engineering pathways in the field of global commerce. Our small size ensures that all students are known well and strongly supported by their teachers in and out of the classroom. Industry partners provide students with paid internships starting as early as 10th grade. Students go on frequent field trips to industry sites to learn about different career pathways. Class sizes are small, with a focus on collaborative learning through rigorous coursework. AP Courses are offered starting in 10th grade, along with two language programs in Spanish and Mandarin (Chinese). Eleventh graders can attend Hostos Community College for college coursework.

Programmatic Interest Area + Overview:

Engineering: Career program developed in response to future employment opportunity and potential for career growth; Mission-based learning in the field of global commerce in developing solutions for complex transportation and logistical systems; Professional development through work-based learning experiences and internships; Coursework culminates with a portfolio and Industry Standard certifications.


Academic Opportunities:

  • CTE program(s) in: Scientific Research and Engineering, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
  • Industry Partnerships: Port Authority of NJ & NY, SUNY Maritime & Farmindale, CSX Freight, NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • CUNY College Now
  • English Language Learning Courses: English as a New Language
  • Language Courses: Mandarin, Spanish Advanced Placement Courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP Biology


Activities:

  • After-School Tutoring, Apollo Theater Program, Afro-Caribbean Dance, Broadway Babies Choir, Visual Arts, Dungeons and Dragons, Video Game Club, Science Research Club, Student Government, Her World: Women’s Empowerment, Computer Coding, Drama and Dance through the Apollo Theater, Internships: PENCIL Internship Program; Regents Prep, Robotics, Saturday School, Scholar's Club, Spoken Word Club, Student Council, Through Our Lens (Girls), Wishbone
  • School Sports: Junior Varsity: Boys Basketball; Varsity: Baseball, Boys Basketball, Volleyball, Girls Basketball, Soccer (coed), Softball, Track and Field (coed), Flag Football, Cheerleading, Weight Lifting, Strength and Conditioning


Additional Details/Offerings:

College Trips; Camping Trips; Career Fairs; Dress Code; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform



  • Grade Range: 9 - 12
  • District: 5
  • Principal: Roony Vizcaino

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