About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See John V Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, John V Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Transfer Applications Open for September 2014
If you know any young person who wants to earn a high school diploma while working on an internship, JVL Wildcat Academy may be for you! Transfer applications are available for September.
We offer a safe, welcoming, non-violent environment for all. Participate in student activities, trips, team sports, college trips, etc. while going to classes & working a 20-hour per week internship on alternate weeks:
• Hone your journalism, computer graphics or photography skills on the school newspaper or yearbook.
• Sample the work world with assignments in retail, health care, manufacturing, office support, animal care & welfare, community development, law & criminal justice, education, marketing & business, etc.
• Or learn about the restaurant business at our in-house culinary program.
You must have previously attended high school to transfer. Lottery applications are now being accepted for Fall 2014 admission.
For students with more than 20 credits, call our Battery Place campus Admissions at 212-209-6006 or drop by for an application (17 Battery Place, first floor, corner of West St).
All other students call our Hunts Point campus Admissions at 212-209-6119, write us at CAsher@jvlwildcat.org or come in for an application (1239 Lafayette Ave, corner of Barretto St).
"On May 29, 2012, the United States Department of Education
(USDE) approved New York's ESEA Flexibility Request, and on June 18,
2012 the Board of Regents adopted emergency regulations to implement beginning in the 2012-13 school year the provisions of the approved application. As a result of these actions, the New York State accountability system has changed. SED has issued field memos and conducted statewide webinars, etc. to explain the provisions of the wavier and its implications for schools.
Although your school was previously identified for Improvement or Corrective Action in the 2011-2012 school year, under the new criteria outlined in the waiver, your school did not meet the criteria to be identified as a Focus District. Therefore the district and each of its schools is preliminarily identified as In Good Standing for the
2012-2013 school year. As a school In Good Standing, your school will no longer be required to offer Supplemental Educational Services (SES) or public school choice."
My name is Wykeithia Smalls and I am a 2009 graduate. Not only did Wildcat give me a second chance, they have given me a 3rd chance. I graduated a month before I had turned 20 and if it wasn't for Wildcat, I would not be where I am today (In BMCC with a 3.5 GPA). They don't just teach you, they help you learn. All the staff members knew every name of every student. We weren't just students and teachers, we were family. Everyone cared for everyone and wanted everyone to succeed. It's still like that until today because when I go visit I see it. No matter what the student is going through, they help you get through it. They don't give up on any student. Classes are small, there's always individual help, and they prepare you for college. This school is incredible. It's so incredible that I personally recommended many of my friends to go there and they have. Some graduated and others didn't but regardless, Wildcat helped. I pray that Wildcat is here when my niece and nephew gets older because I'm sending them there. Once again, without the dedication of this school, I wouldn't be where I am today.