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Vertus Charter High School for Young Men is Coming to the Bronx

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Vertus plans to open a second high school for young men in the Bronx in fall 2018. We expect to be located in Community District 6, which includes the communities of West Farms, East Tremont, Bronx Park South, Belmont and Bathgate.

Bronx, Meet Vertus

Vertus is a new kind of all boys high school designed to teach young men to become leaders of character. Grounded in the virtues of courage, leadership, and responsibility, the school provides a safe, loving environment where every student is seen as an individual and guided to become his best. 

Vertus Prepares Leaders of Character

Our school is built on four pillars:

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STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

Each student belongs to a small learning team of 16 to 20 students, led by a full-time mentor, tutor and guide — called a Preceptor — who keeps each young man on the right path and is responsible for the success of every student on his team.

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PERSONALIZED YEAR-ROUND ACADEMICS

Seminar rooms and learning labs replace traditional classrooms. Each student learns at the pace that is right for him. Engineering, art, chess, student government, and sports keep active adolescents engaged and build real-world skills.

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CHARACTER EDUCATION

Students participate in a daily seminar to develop character. The seminar explores our three virtues of Courage, Leadership, and Responsibility. We also teach character strengths that lead to success, such as grit, social intelligence, and self-control.

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CAREER PREPARATION

After graduation, each student chooses the path that is right for him: college, technical training, or starting a career. While at Vertus, students take college courses to earn credits and build technical skills for the workplace.

The first Vertus, founded in Rochester, NY, has achieved remarkable success. Vertus Bronx High School will begin with its first class of 9th graders in Fall 2018. 

Vertus' Approach Gets Results

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A Community of Leaders

Notes from Parents & Families

"I value how every morning the students say the Vertus creed, which gives them confidence and starts their day on a positive note."

Lois Williams, parent

  "Vertus starts with the student where they are currently in their education and helps them to progress from there instead of pushing them ahead."

Char Guess Bardques, parent

"My son gets individual attention in a college preparatory environment."

Maria Reyes, parent

"The men who work at Vertus are mentors and advocates for our youth."

Erica Scott, parent

WE ARE: COURAGEOUS

We do not falter in face of fear or obstacles
We face challenges without excuses
We are strong enough to ask for help
We never give up

WE ARE: RESPONSIBLE

We keep our promises
We work hard to accomplish our goals
We help our families, friends and community
We respect and care for women

WE ARE: LEADERS

We live honestly, honorably, and nonviolently
We respect ourselves and others
We are role models in our community
We are citizens who fight for justice

WE ARE: OUR BROTHERS' KEEPERS

WE ARE: LEADERS OF CHARACTER

WE ARE VERTUS MEN, NOW & FOREVER.

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Vertus Bronx, Opening Fall 2018

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