What is

Re-engaging students in education since 1983, District 79 is New York City's Alternative Schools District.
In District 79, we believe that ALL STUDENTS can achieve at high levels and succeed in college and careers.
Guided by this belief, District 79 helps students under 21 years old who have experienced and interruption to their studies to:
Stay on track to a high school or high school equivalency diploma;
Build the skills to succeed in post-secondary opportunities; and
Gain the social-emotional skills necessary to become confident and productive members of society.
These goals are paramount for District 79’s diverse portfolio of programs, which include:
high school equivalency preparation blended with college/ career readiness, programs for student parents, and programs that serve court involved youth.