Sunset Park High School
Kids participate in After School Programs
Children attend Summer Day Camps
Youth in College Retention Programs
Youth placed in Summer Jobs
CFL participated in the design of Sunset Park High School and has been the primary community partner since it opened in 2009. Our partnership with SPHS ensures that every student is recognized and supported and that all members of the school community are engaged in creating a positive school culture.
In 2015, SPHS was one of two NYC schools selected as a School of Opportunity by the National Education Policy Center. This national program recognizes outstanding schools where all students have rich opportunities to succeed.
SPHS was also one of six schools selected in the Community Learning Schools Initiative and subsequently identified as a demonstration model by UFT, Partnership for NYC and the NYC City Council.
With a full-day onsite presence at SPHS, CFL provides the following:
SCHOOL DAY ADVISORY
The Advisory program supports 9th through 11th grade students as they successfully transition to high school and set goals for the future. Co-led by CFL and SPHS staff in collaborative partnership, weekly advisory groups provide college and career exploration and social and emotional learning. Through Advisory, students explore a range of unit topics including race, gender, and equity while also developing enhanced interpersonal skills in communication, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. Each advisory class takes a college field trip and conducts a service learning project in the community as part of a wider exploration of civic engagement. Rooted in values that foster inclusiveness and active participation in the school and community, the advisory program contributes to Sunset Park’s culture of connectedness.
12TH GRADE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The 12th Grade Internship Program is an opportunity for high school seniors to gain professional work experience, while also earning required credits for high school graduation. The Internship Program engages worksite partners, including community organizations, hospitals, government offices and food, technology and design firms to host students for four hours a week of hands-on experience.
Our afterschool programming offers a rich menu of academic and arts enrichment, sports and recreation, service learning and internships, social justice focused clubs, college readiness, and career exploration activities. In these programs, students have ample opportunity to take on different leadership roles, contribute to club design, and partner with their fellow students to plan special community events. Special events for participants and families include college and financial aid workshops, seasonal celebrations, performances and exhibitions.