Thursday, July 29, 2010

CSI Heads for the Summit!

As a feature of our new partnership with College Summit, an organization that partners with schools to help strengthen the college going culture so that all students graduate career and college ready, this week twenty five rising seniors headed to Yale University where they participated in a four day residential workshop. At the workshop, while experiencing a college envioronment, our students continued their college searches and got a head start on the application process as they worked with Writing Coaches on their personal statements. These students were also trained as peer leaders. As peer leaders, along with their senior adviosrs who will also participate in professional development this summer, these students will lead the way and inspire their peers to persevere through the college process. As they work with their peers as well as with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, they will be instrumental in helping to reinforce the college going culture we have worked hard to create.

We are very excited about our new partnership with College Summit. To find out more about how to support this program so that we can bring it to our 9th-11th graders as well, please contact our school.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Why I Love CSI High School

A picture is worth a thousand words! Check out this video statement by one of our students:

Why I love CSIHSIS - Future Now NYC from Sean Fisher on Vimeo.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Human Rights Issues Inspire Senior Film Trailers

For their Comparative Government Through Film course, to inform and educate others about pressing and urgent human rights issues, through their Human Rights Trailer Production Project CSI High School seniors created original film trailers. As part of this project students researched the political history of a nation and produced a trailer for a film exploring the impact of a modern problem on the people of the nation. Films were screened in classes as well as at our orientation for incoming freshman and exhibited at Asia Society's Partnership for Global Learning and International Studies Schools Conference in early July. View some of our students' best work and learn more about what is going on in our world!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Unique Leadership Lessons for CSI High School Senior

CSI High School rising senior Jessica Mallozzi was chosen among hundreds of candidates to be one of the five Bank of America Student Leaders from New York City to pariticpate in a Leadership Summit. This summer along with students from across the country Jessica has the unique opportunity to learn about and continue her community activism while collaborating with business and political leaders as well as peers from New York and throughout the country. Read more about Jessica's experience: