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Who We Are

We are a school community that is dedicated to providing high school Regents diplomas to older, under credited students whether they are long-time residents of NYC or recent immigrants. We also aim to prepare them to succeed at college and employment after they graduate. With classes offered from 8:00 a.m. - 9:35 p.m. Monday - Friday, we provide students who have adult responsibilities a schedule that meets their needs. We offer a challenging program with Advanced Placement and College Now classes and an extensive English language immersion program for foreign-born students. We are fortunate to have Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) as our non-profit partner which provides free, on-site student support including tutoring, college advisement and placement, scholarships, career exploration and internships, legal assistance, referrals for housing and medical issues, and post graduation services.  See what we are all about. 

Still have questions?  Contact us at admissions@mcndhs.com



Who Qualifies?

Our high school is designed for older transfer students both native English speakers and English language learners.  You must be able to attend school Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. - 9:35 p.m.

You must have:


  • Turned 17 BEFORE JULY 1, 2016

  • Earned a minimum of 17 credits

  • Passed 1 of the following Regents exams with a 65 or higher on:

    • the ELA Regents or

    • the Global History or

    • the U.S. History Regents


You must also:

  • Pass a basic math diagnostic exam

  • If you are an ESL student, you must also pass a native language literacy exam

  • Demonstrate at a personal interview your willingness to fully participate in our school community


If you are a newcomer to New York or transferring from a high school which does not offer Regents exams, your transcript will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.



What Do We Offer?


  • A school with an A Progress Report

  • An academic high school diploma – no GED’s

  • Day classes only for newcomer English Language Learners.

  • Night classes for both speakers of English and English Language Learners

  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes in English, Spanish, Chinese, Calculus and U.S. History

  • College Now classes in partnership with LaGuardia Community College

  • A wide variety of paid internship opportunities

  • A dual-degree program in partnership with Coop Tech

  • Supplemental ESL and Regents review classes

  • College preparation and advising

  • Tutoring in all subjects

  • Medical, legal, employment, and housing assistance

  • Clubs, trips and participation in student government

  • Free meals and transportation for those who qualify

  • Recent graduates have gone on to Bard, Franklin &  Marshall, Skidmore, Colby, SUNY Stony Brook, Binghamton, Buffalo and Albany

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