Competency- Based Education
Our instruction, assessment, feedback, and grades are based on students demonstrating that they have learned the knowledge, skills, and work habits (outcomes) expected of them as they progress through their high school education.
Regents & Portfolio
Our students are required to pass Regents exams in ELA and Algebra. In Fall 2015, IHS-US became a New York Performance Standards school, and we received an ELL Waiver for other Regents (science & social studies). We administer Performance Based Assessment Tests (PBATs) to meet NY State Graduation Requirements. Through students’ in-depth research and analysis, their PBATs demonstrate how they have met State Standards in each discipline. Students learn through interdisciplinary project-based learning. College and career readiness skills are integrated into the curriculum. In addition, students must score at least a ‘competent’ on the NYSED performance-based assessment rubric for Math, ELA, Science, and History.
Students can take advanced level, college credit-bearing courses through CUNY College Now.