Academics

New Voices Academics

New Voices emphasizes academic proficiency and engages all students in a rigorous curriculum aligned with the Common Core Standards. Collaborative team teaching in each core academic class ensures that students, regardless of academic needs and levels, are supported throughout their educational journey.

Students are expected to do homework assignments, which not only reinforce important skills, but also count toward grades, along with class participation and test scores.

You can track your child’s academic progress and reach out to teachers for extra help through Pupilpath.


Read more about our academic programming below:

Humanities

students discuss writing

Humanities is an integrated approach to teaching English Language Arts and Social Studies. All units of study are aligned to the NYS Common Core Standards.   Students closely read texts from a range of genres and multiple perspectives on a topic or theme. Read more…

Mathematics

Our objective in mathematics is to create an atmosphere that balances basic skills and conceptual understanding. We want our students to build new mathematical ideas and practice application. 

Science

students in Science lab

Students participate in hands-on lab tasks, as well as in exercises that integrate literacy and mathematics. Students have five periods of science each week, including weekly labs. The school offers a Regents science for 8th graders.

Language

students in French Class

Eighth graders have four periods a week of French.

Health

students in the gym

The core expectation of the middle school health education program is that students will learn about physical, mental, emotional, and social health. It builds students’ health knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes.

National Jr. Honor Society

We are delighted to offer our leadership development program to students at New Voices. To be nominated in the National Junior Honor Society, students must meet the academic requirements.  Acceptance is then based upon the successful fulfillment of the community service requirement and the essay.

Special Services

Our support services to students who require Resource, ESL and other services are programmed by the push-in model. Collaborative planning for the push-in model has been supported in the schedule to allow for teachers to coordinate with each another. Pull-out services are offered to students on a very limited basis.

As such, we will continue to provide after school services to students in need of intervention and enrichment, thus providing increased opportunities for small group work with their students. Each humanities and math teacher has an opportunity to meet with his/ her own students for intervention beyond the scheduled school day.

Honor Roll Criteria

Gold

  • Over 90% average
  • All grades 80 or above
  • Satisfactory conduct
  • Late less than seven times

Silver

  • Over 85% average
  • All grades 80 or above
  • Satisfactory conduct
  • Late less than seven times

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