Important information covering various different topics, such as contacting your child's guidance counselor, or receiving progress reports can be found on the sidebar below.
We are pleased to announce that our school is using the "Pupil Path" website to bring you immediate information regarding your child's education. Pupil Path allows you to view the following:
We hope that by enabling you to see this information on a daily basis we will be able to work together to ensure that our children remain on track in every class. As we work together we will ensure that our students get the most out of their education.
To register into Pupil Path, go to https://pupilpath.skedula.com/ and click "Parents Register" if you are a parent or "Student Register" if you are a student. Then complete the following:
After clicking "Register," you will receive an email with an activation link that will allow you to set your password. You can also download PupilPath to your iPhone/iPad devices via the iTunes App Store. Download the app to register your child and get notifications on your child's progress.
If you have any difficulty signing into Pupil Path, please contact your Guidance Counselor.
Good attendance is critical to a successful high school experience for your child. All matters pertaining to daily and classroom attendance are handled in the Attendance Office.
Lunch forms and PIN #’s, Metrocards and address updates are also issued from the Attendance Office.
Students receive the following levels of Metro cards based on the distance that they live from the school. These criteria are set by the Office of Pupil Transportation using the following criteria
If you live:
For up to date information concerning events, school closings, weather related issues and more, call (718) 297-6580.
School doors are open at 7:30 AM
Students are advised to be in school at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of their first class
Students may not leave the school building during their lunch period.
|Principal||Mr. Moses Ojeda||MOjeda3@schools.nyc.gov||129 (ext 1291)|
|A.P. Organization||Mr. Kleanthis Korkotasfirstname.lastname@example.org||131 (ext 1311)|
|A.P. Pupil Personnel Services||Mr. Ronald Williamsemail@example.com||138 (ext 1381)|
|A.P. School Safety & Security||Mr. Adam Boxerfirstname.lastname@example.org||136 (ext 1361)|
|Coordinator, CTE||Mr. Emanuel Collado||ECollad@schools.nyc.gov||417 (ext 4171)|
|A.P. Health & Physical Education||Mr. Mark D'Eliaemail@example.com||158 (ext 1581)|
|A.P. Mathematics & Science||Ms. Lotus Triolafirstname.lastname@example.org||319 (ext 3191)|
|A.P. English||Ms. Patricia Minogueemail@example.com||234 (ext 2341)|
|A.P. ISS||Mr. Sean Pugnifirstname.lastname@example.org||103 (ext 1031)|
|General & Working Papers||133 (ext 1331)|
|Pupil Personnel Services||138 (ext 1381)|
|Deans & Lost and Found||136 (ext 1361)|
|Attendance||G29 (ext 4291)|
|College Office||114B (ext 1144)|
|SPARK||212 (ext 2121)|
|Medical||112 (ext 1121)|
|COSA||G33 (ext 4331)|
|Questions about Homework||Classroom Teachers|
|Classroom Problems||Assistant Principal of Subject Area|
|Personal Problems||Guidance Counselor|
|Absences or Lateness||Attendance Office|
|Program Planning||Guidance Counselor|
|College Applications and Financial Aid||College Office|
|Safety, Security, Disciplinary Matters||Deans Office|
|Athletics||Assistant Principal of Health & Physical Education|
|Metro Cards||Attendance Office|
|Extra Curricular||Coordinator of Student Affairs (G33)|
|Instructional Support Services||Coordinator, ISS|
|Substance Abuse||SPARK Counselor|
|ESL/ELL||Assistant Principal, English|
|Transferring to Another School||Guidance Counselor|
|Tutoring||Classroom Teacher/Saturday School|
Students need to earn a minimum of 44 credits in the following academic areas in order to graduate high school.
A sequence is a concentration in a specific subject usually your major career choice. These credits are included in the requirements listed above for a minimum total of 44 credits.
Students are required to remain in their CTE sequence through 12th grade regardless of graduation credit accumulation.
In addition to passing the academic course work and earning a minimum of 44 credits, students must also pass a minimum of 5 Regents Exams.Detailed Graduation Requirements
Every year, all parents, all teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey ranks among the largest surveys of any kind ever conducted nationally.
The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.
A High School Student Permanent Record is a very valuable educational record that delineates a student’s academic achievement throughout the high school years from grades 9 through 12. It contains biographical information about the student that includes name, address, DOE 9 digit identification number, official class, date of birth, parent name, counselor name and grade level which is determined by the number of credits that the student earned. Grade level is NOT determined by age or number of years in the school.
All final grades will be entered as part of your permanent academic record! Be sure to earn a grade that you will be proud of and will work for you towards graduation and into college.
The permanent record is divided into sections for each academic area as well as an exam summary at the bottom of the page. All information regarding that course is written in one line across the column.
In each academic subject area, the year and term that the course was taken is indicated. For example:
The Report Card is the document used to find out how the teacher evaluates the student’s work for a specific time period. It is a valuable report that both students and parents should pay close attention to in order to move towards a positive direction in meeting the requirements and standards for each class.
Each high school year is divided into two terms or semesters. The Fall semester begins in September and concludes at the end of January. The Spring semester begins in February and concludes in June.
During each semester, every student will receive 3 report cards or 6 for the entire year. Students and parents will also receive interim progress reports to keep the student and family up to date on the student’s academic work on an ongoing basis. The report card serves as a periodic assessment of the student’s work during that time period.
Each semester is divided into 3 marking periods. At the conclusion of each marking period, which is usually a period of about 6-7 week intervals, the student will receive a grade that will reflect the quality of his/her work.
The first, second and third marking periods have numerical grades The grades 70 and above are valued in increments of 1. Passing grade in a course is 65. The third marking period is the final marking period of the semester and is the grade that will appear on the student’s transcript for that class during that specific semester.
Indicated on the report card next to the grade for each class is the number of absences in that class for that marking period. Parents and students can also find comments that the teacher adds to further explain the grade that is given.
On the bottom of the report card is the weighted average. A weighted grade is given to those courses with an increased level of difficulty and is considered an honor or advanced course. In that case, a student will receive a grade with an extra value of 1.1%.
Required exams and the grades received during that semester are listed in the bottom left hand corner.
You will also find an explanation of grades in the lower right hand corner of the report card.
Students are advised that all report cards should be kept in a safe place in order to have the ability to access these important documents for future reference.
The Parent Teacher Association of Thomas Edison was established to promote the educational excellence of the school and welfare of its students. Since then it has served as a conduit for the transmission of parental concerns to the administration.
The association works closely with the Principal and acts as a communications system between parents and school for the exchange of views in both curricular and non- curricular areas.
Parents are welcome to attend all general meetings, which are held monthly in the school library. Occasionally meetings (many with guest speakers) are held in the school auditorium. Topics discussed focus on educational issues and our school community and an exchange of ideas always enlivens the evening.
The Association has been able to provide funds and services for student educational and co- curricular activities through consistent fund raising. Financial assistance has been given to teams, clubs, publications, and societies and for various needs expressed by each department. The Parents Association is also proud of its Scholarship Fund, which makes monetary awards to eligible members of the senior class to help with college expenses.
Parents are urged to take an active part in the Association’s operations.
Our PTA website can be located here.
Many students are eligible for free meals. To find out if your child qualifies, return a completed paper application to the school or use an electronic device with an internet connection to apply online at nyc.applyforlunch.com
It takes just a few minutes to apply and only one application, either paper or online, needs to be completed for all children (pre-k to high school) living in your household.
Say yes to delicious and healthy school meals and complete your child’s application today. Completing it helps secure State funding for our school.
If you have questions regarding the Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals contact SchoolFood's Help Desk at 877.363.6325.