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Q1: What is the New York Performance Standards Consortium?

The New York Performance Standards Consortium is a coalition of 28 successful small high schools.

These schools are committed to academic excellence and high performance standards, creating schools the public can trust. They are leaders at the forefront of educational reform. These schools have also been the recipients of the following awards:

  • Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • New York State Compact for Learning
  • National Dissemination Model
  • 21st Century Schools
  • New American High School
  • Ford Foundation/Harvard School of Business Innovation in American Government

Click here to see a list of the member High Schools.

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