CCHS NEWS FEED

  • Citywide Council on High Schools Calendar and Business Meetings

     

    NOTICE: CCHS Meeting November  8,  2017  6 PM-8:45 PM

    52 Chambers St. 2nd Floor Conference Room, N.Y. N.Y. 10007

    CALENDAR MEETING: Call to Order & Roll Call 6 PM

    (Agenda to follow)

    Presenters:

     

    Voting: Election of Officer-President 

     BUSINESS MEETING: Following Calendar Meeting

    Next meeting date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Time: 6:00PM to 8:45PM

    Location: Tweed Courthouse 52 Chambers Street, 2nd Fl Conference room, NY. NY. 10007

    Citywide Council on High Schools
  • CCHS Calendar and Business Meeting

    November 9, 2016     6:00 PM -  8:45 PM

    Tweed Courthouse

    52 Chambers Street,

    2nd Fl Conference Room NY, NY 10007

    Citywide Council on High Schools
  • CCHS Calendar and Business Meeting

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM 

    Tweed Courthouse 52 Chambers Street, 2nd Fl Conference Room NY, NY 10007

    Citywide Council on High Schools

CCHS Mission Statement

Introducing the Citywide Council on High Schools (“CCHS”)

 
   

CCHS Mission Statement

The Citywide Council on High Schools (CCHS) is a dedicated group of volunteer parents that advocate on behalf of all NYC public high school students. Our CCHS welcomes parents, school leadership groups and students to express their concerns and comments. Our mission is to help ensure the richest educational experience possible for our children. We encourage establishing and maintaining collaborations with other councils and organizations to support leadership and good governance. This can be accomplished through continued engagement between parents, students, school administrators, the community, and the Department of Education (DOE), to ensure a quality education for ALL students. Most of the councils’ work is carried on through each of our borough representatives. With more than 400 NYC High Schools, this is a practical way for our council to have meaningful relationships with individual schools.

The Citywide Council on High Schools, or CCHS, serves as an advisory board providing input to the Chancellor and commentary to the Panel on Educational Policy (PEP) regarding the needs of our city’s public school students, NYC Department of Education policy (proposed and existing) and all other matters of educational or 
instructional policy including school closures, new schools, standards, compliance and policy implementation. The members of the CCHS serve as advocates for the parents and the students of New York City Public High Schools. 


The CCHS has 13 voting members and 1 non-voting member: 
--10 (2 from each borough) are selected by the PA/PTA leadership (president, treasurer and recording secretary) of every high school in the relevant borough, and must be parents of students who currently attend a public high school in the borough the parent seeks to represent; 

--1 is appointed by the Citywide Council on Special Education (CCSE) and must be a parent of a high school student with an Individualized Education Plan IEP; 

--1 is appointed by the Citywide Council on English Language Learners (CCELL) and must be a parent of high school student in a bilingual or ESL program;

--1 is appointed by the Public Advocate and must be a resident of New York City with extensive business or education experience;and

--1 is a non-voting high school senior who is an elected leader at his or her school and is appointed by the Citywide Student Advisory Council.

The core responsibilities of the CCHS include:

¨ Promote achievement of educational standards and objectives relating to the instruction of students.

¨ Serve as a liaison with Presidents Council, District Leadership Teams, School Leadership Teams, and Parent Teacher Associations, and to provide assistance and advocacy wherever possible.

¨ Specified function in NYS Education Law to provide an Annual Report.

¨ Review educational programs and assess their impact on student achievement

¨ Provide advisory comments and submit requests on behalf of the High Schools for the Capital Plan.

 

Please visit our website at www.cchsnyc.org
Email: CCHS@schools.nyc.gov