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You can get information about services and programs available to help students graduate high school.

The City offers small high schools to help students graduate if they dropped out or are behind in credits. Transfer High Schools are designed to help students graduate and find career and college opportunities. 

To attend a Transfer School, you must:

  • Be between the ages of 15 and 21
  • Have completed one year of high school

Each Transfer School has its own admission requirements. You can get more information about these schools by contacting your guidance counselor or by going online.

Learn more about Transfer Schools.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

You can get assistance if you are concerned your child will not graduate or be promoted. 

You should contact your child's guidance counselor or teacher. If the problem cannot be resolved within the school, the Department of Education will provide additional assistance.

If you file a service request for additional assistance, you must provide your contact information for follow up.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

Young Adult Borough Centers (YABC) help overage and under-credited high school students get a high school diploma.

The Centers offer evening programs to students who have some of the credits they need to graduate, but might be considering dropping out because they are behind or they have adult responsibilities that make attending school in the daytime difficult. 

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be 17 to 21 years old (you must have turned 17 in the last school year completed)
  • Have a minimum of 17 credits that count toward high school graduation
  • Be in your fifth year (or more) of high school
  • Be enrolled in a New York City high school

You can earn a high school diploma from your high school once you have earned all of your credits and passed exams required for graduation at the YABC.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible, meet with your school's guidance counselor.

Contact your school.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) if you need more help.

Through the Learning to Work (LTW) Program the City offers post-secondary education and employment opportunities to students.

LTW is an in-depth job readiness and career exploration program designed to enhance the academic component of select Young Adult Borough Centers and Transfer High Schools. LTW aims to help students overcome obstacles that stand in the way of earning a high school diploma and lead them toward rewarding post-secondary employment and education. 

LTW offers:

  • Academic support
  • Career and educational exploration
  • Work preparation 
  • Skills development
  • Internships

To participate, students must be enrolled at one of the Young Adult Borough Centers or Transfer Schools where Learning to Work is offered.

"Transfer High Schools"

Transfer High Schools are small, academically challenging high schools for young adults ages 15 to 21 who are behind on academic credits.

To go to a Transfer High School, you must have completed at least one year in regular high school. Each school sets its own admission requirements and may have additional rules.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

Learning to Work (LTW) Centers


Lehman High School
3000 East Tremont Avenue (between Hutchinson River Parkway and Water)

Kennedy High School
99 Terrace View Avenue (between Adrian Avenue and Teunissen Place)

P.U.L.S.E. High School
560 East 179 Street (between Monterey and La Fontaine Avenue)

Crotona Academy
639-55 St. Ann's Avenue (between Westchester Avenue and Rae Street)


Abraham Lincoln High School
2800 Ocean Parkway (between Shore Parkway and West Avenue)

Thomas Jefferson High School
400 Pennsylvania Avenue (between Blake and Dumont Avenue)

Erasmus Campus
911 Flatbush Avenue (between Church and Snyder Avenue)

South Brooklyn Community High School
173 Conover Street (between Wolcott and Dikeman Street)

Bushwick Community High School
231 Palmetto Street (between Wilson and Knickerbocker Avenue)

Brownsville Academy
1150 East New York Avenue (between Portal Street and Ralph Avenue)


Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School
240 Second Avenue (between East 14th and East 15th Streets)

Harlem Renaissance High School
22 East 128th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)


John Adams High School
101-01 Rockaway Boulevard (between 101 and 102nd Street)

Staten Island

Staten Island Technical High School 
485 Clawson Street (between Lindbergh and Allison Avenue)

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