High School for
Excellence and Innovation
HSEI was the first school in New York City designed to serve incoming ninth-grade students who are over-age and under-credited. Through our partnership with Directions for Our Youth, we support our students academically and social-emotionally to help them achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Applications are open for 2022-2023!
NYC Public Schools Update
Thank You and Goodbye 2020!
2020 may go down in history as the worst year in decades, but thanks to the HSEI community we have these beautiful moments to remember.
Advanced placement classes for college credit
Computer science classes
ENL standalone and elective classes
Earn up to 16 high school credits per semester
3 semesters x 16 credits = 48 credits in one school year
After-school tutoring and STEM tutoring with City College of New York
Technology access (SmartBoards, Chromebooks, iMacs, and digital workshops)
Learning to Work paid internship program
NDA paid work study program
Community and Family Activities and Supports
Community supports through our partners
Extracurricular sports (basketball, baseball, badminton, and soccer)
After-school clubs (cooking, music, and art)
Mental and Physical Health
Dental and Medical services in partnership with New York Presbyterian
Social services supports
Individual and family therapy
Community exercise programs
College & Career
College and Career Readiness Activities and Programs
College and Career Services
Career development and occupational studies commencement certification (CDOS commencement credentials)
Standardized test preparation (Regents, SATs, and AP exams)
Mentoring in Medicine program