New Ventures News

IMPORTANT: Schools to remain closed until at least January 19th

Dear Families: I hope this email finds you safe, healthy, and warm. As you know, in November we announced that all Integration Charter Schools (“ICS”) will be closed for in-person learning until at least January 4, 2021.  Due to the continuously increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases on Staten Island, we have made the difficult decision […]

Words of Advice from our New Ventures Valedictorian

As remote learning continues in New York State education, students have fortunately found it easier to adjust to the switch between in-person and electronic classroom instruction. However, we recognize that there are still parents and students struggling with what has become the norm. To help with this, we reached out to former graduates of Integration […]

Road Map to College for ELL Parents of ELL High School Seniors

AUDIENCE Parents and families of English Language Learners (ELLs) HIGH SCHOOL SENIORSIn these workshops we will discuss the role that parents take in assisting, guiding and supporting their child through the financial aid and college application process.  WORKSHOPS WILL BE OFFERED IN: CHINESE, ENGLISH, HAITIAN CREOLE, RUSSIAN, AND SPANISH TOPICS ADDRESSED WILL BE: Part 1:  Helping […]

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: In-Person Learning Temporarily Suspended

Dear Families: As you may be aware, there has been a rapid rise of positive COVID-19 cases here on Staten Island. The risks that come along with in-person learning are also increasing, so we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend in-person learning effective this Monday, November 16 at least until Monday, November 30th (the Monday […]

New Ventures Students Work Towards Reducing Loneliness In Older Adults During Pandemic Through ‘Partners In Time’ Program

Split between traditional academics and hands-on fieldwork, the mission of a typical class at New Ventures is for students to gain real-world experience to prepare them for success in both their professional and personal lives. As a result of this model, our school has nurtured strong relations with community partners throughout the years, often integrating […]

Meet Mrs. DePompo!

New Ventures Charter School is proud to announce the promotion of founding teacher Amelia DePompo to Assistant Principal. Mrs. DePompo’s dedication, determination and passion for the New Ventures mission and its students is apparent in everything she does, and we couldn’t be more excited for her to take on and succeed in her new role. […]

New Ventures “Drive-Through” Graduation Ceremony

On Monday, June 29th, New Ventures held it’s first-ever drive-through graduation in lieu of our traditional ceremony. Our team was overwhelmed with emotion to see the number of cars lined up in the Corporate Commons lot, each filled with families and friends waiting to share in the special moment with their graduate. We are so […]

A Message from the President of ICS on an American Tragedy

Dear ICS Family, As a family of schools, as a community, and as a country, we are currently facing a time of shared outrage, uncertainty, pain, and responsibility. As a family of charter schools founded on the power of integration, we cannot be silent. As students, families, as a community and as humans, we grieve […]