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ICHS Virtual Graduation, Class of 2020
The class of 2020 celebrated the end of their high school journey at International Community High School at our Virtual Graduation on Tuesday, June 23rd. Students, staff, friends, families, and other members of our school community joined us to celebrate the 12th grade class via Zoom and also live-streamed. This video is a recording of the celebration and includes speeches, a celebration of all the graduates, and farewell messages.
International Community High School Supports Students at All Levels
International Community High School is host to the Bridges program, which has helped SIFE students develop the necessary skills to be able to graduate high school. ICHS's immigrant population includes students who have interrupted formal education and thus require additional and/or varied supports in order for them to be successful as they transition to life in the United States.
IMMIGRANT HIGH SCHOOL OFFERS A SAFE SPACE IN UNSAFE TIMES
For immigrant students and their parents, schools like International Community High School (ICHS) manages to offer a safe space in an unsafe time. They provide a welcome, if limited, a reprieve from Trump administration that is cracking down on undocumented immigrants with raids, detention, deportation, family separation, and stricter rules on asylum cases. With a multilingual staff, an ELL-focused curriculum, and cultural sensitivity, ICHS manages to be a refuge for immigrant students.
Reading Plus at International Community High School in the Bronx
Students at International Community High School in Bronx, New York use the Reading Plus assessment and intervention program to improve their silent reading rate, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. This web-based e-reader is appropriate for English proficient and ESL students alike, providing differentiated and individualized instruction in the classroom, computer lab, or at home. Students at ICHS are growing their capacity to read complex texts while gaining knowledge and confidence across multiple subject areas. This video demonstrates how motivated these students are to read more, create a better future, and improve their lives. Teachers appreciate the detailed data and reports that are available to monitor progress and celebrate success on the path to college and career readiness. At ICHS, teachers also use Reading Plus to help students prepare for the New York State Regents Examinations. This video was produced by Power Learning, a professional development company that works with schools in all boroughs of New York City as well as Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties. They are the authorized dealer and the exclusive vendor of Reading Plus in this region.