Principal's Bulletin #12

Post date: Nov 19, 2014 4:17:40 PM

Dear Belmont Family,

We are very pleased to be hosting our Open House this weekend and are looking forward to welcoming perspective applicants to our school. During this time together we will be able to showcase our Physics Class as well as the six core subjects, foreign language and the many clubs, sports and extracurricular activities that we offer to our students. We will also be able to proudly brag that NINETY-FOUR (94) PERCENT of our parents are pleased with our school!!!

According to the High School Quality Snapshot, we are clearly closing the achievement gap as evidenced by the high expectations that we have both set and met. This is most evident in the success that we have had in educating students with special needs as well as those who speak English as a second or third language. The meaningful assignments and opportunities that we provide continue and have even expanded. For example, forty students have just returned from a college tour of Philadelphia. Though students have toured Washington DC, New York City, New York State, New England, Long Island and Pennsylvania, this is the first time we have toured colleges in Philadelphia proper. We have also met with Councilman Ritchie Torres to help promote political action on the part of our youth and trust that our goals will continue to be met with the support of all involved in the lives of our students. Be certain to look for the report of his visit on Bronx Twelve News!

Looking forward to continued success, collaboration and support!


Principal Gumbs