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.
Vertus Prepares Leaders of Character
Our school is built on four pillars:
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.
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.
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.
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.