History of Richard R Green High School of Teaching
Named after the first African American New York schools chancellor, Richard R. Green High School of Teaching is a friendly school that provides a safe space for students to express themselves freely.
Students say the school is special because everyone knows and encourages each other. Students call teachers by their first names and receive a lot of individual attention. "If you don't have support at home you have it here. They care, they know your name and you as a person," one student told us.
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Richard R Green High School of Teaching
At Richard R. Green High School of Teaching (RRG) we model respect, curiosity and commitment to education while creating a caring, active and collaborative learning environment designed to empower future citizens. We aspire to develop a responsible, respectful community that maintains a desire to learn, understand and appreciate the diversity of the world around them.
Our Instructional Focus
Students at Richard R. Green HS will get a FAIR and EQUAL education! It is where all students pose ideas, share ideas, and are explicitly welcomed to participate. Through collaborative learning strategies in the classroom the learning environment at RRG will transform into a more participatory atmosphere and improve student academic proficiency.
Meet Our Two Academies !
The Amy Sullivan-Lee Teaching Academy
Our Vison: We aim to offer an exemplary teacher- preparation program that develops the next generation of educators in America. The program is named after a beloved teacher, mentor,and friend from Richard R. Green, Amy Sullivan Lee, who sadly passed away in 2008.
Our Program: Students during 11th and 12th grade learn educational foundations through hands-on experience in internship, working in an elementary school, middle school, Pre-K, or with one of our very own teachers! Interns assist teachers during instruction, work on one-one with children or help in creating a positive classroom environment.
The Humanities Academy prepares students for the rapidly changing workforce by offering a rigorous and diverse education covering the core subjects, while also providing students with a broad knowledge of the world through electives and career exploration programs.
The Humanities Academy offers real world career exposure through field trips, resume writing, technology courses, mentoring and internship programs. Students get hands-on experience during workshops run by our business partner, Deloitte and through internships around NYC. Students in this academy have interned at The New York Historical Society, The Met, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Thrillist.com, Futures & Options, and much more!