Amber Charter School was founded in 2000 as the first Latino-led charter school in New York State by the Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACDP), a community based organization. Our school is located in East Harlem and serves over 500 students in grades K to 5.
Our classes average 23 students per class. In grades K-2 there is a teacher assistant with the lead teacher. In grades 3-5, there is a part-time tutor in the classroom with the lead teacher. Students participate in a core curriculum in literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. In addition, enrichment is offered in the visual arts, music, physical education and technology.
All students receive instruction in Spanish as a second language from kindergarten until they graduate in fifth grade. Special education services include counseling, speech, a special education teacher, and access to occupational and physical therapy off campus. An after school program is offered, as well as a Saturday Academy and February Boot Camp that helps struggling students reach grade level.
Amber has partnerships with El Museo del Barrio, 92 Street Y, Vanderbilt YMCA, Harlem Hospital, Legal Aid, Academy of Medicine, Fordham University, Lehman College, Teachers College, Settlement Health, GenerationOn, Creative Arts Workshops, and many others. Click here to view our partners and sponsors.
Amber's students outscore their peers citywide and in Districts 4 and 5 on both math and ELA tests. This year 100% of Amber's 4th grade students scored 100% proficient in the NYS Science test. The school earned an "A" for student progress on the most recent DOE progress report. Annually, over 700 students apply for just 110 enrollment slots at Amber.
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