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We are now accepting applications for K-12 for the 
2024-25 school year

OUR 
SCHOOLS

Integration Charter Schools (ICS) includes four charters, each with a unique focus offering students opportunities to develop their personal learning pathways coupling strong academic goals with social-emotional support.

Lavelle Preparatory Charter School

Grades K-12
Lavelle Prep offers an elementary, middle and high school program, all in one place. Our strong core academic curriculum is paired with a robust social-emotional wellness program in small class sizes. Once your child is accepted, they stay with us through high school graduation.
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Richmond Preparatory Charter School

Grades 6-12
Staten Island's first computer science-focused program combines a college preparatory curriculum with the opportunity to earn professional computer science certifications. Richmond Prep welcomes all students, including those that are living on the autism spectrum.
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The Early College Charter School

Grades 8-12
Staten Island's first true early college high school partners with the College of Staten Island and Monroe College to offer students the opportunity to earn tuition-free college credits while earning their high school diploma.
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New Ventures Charter School

Ages 16-21
New Ventures is a top performing transfer charter high school in New York State. Our personalized curriculum is offered in a warm and nurturing environment to under-credited, disconnected youth pairing academics with internships and fieldwork outside the school building.
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We are dedicated to providing innovative pathways to college and career that fully integrate students living with diverse learning needs. Each student’s personalized plan speaks to their individual academic, professional, and personal goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, ICS schools are public schools. They are tuition-free and open to all students.

As a charter school, ICS conducts an annual lottery in April to fill open seats across all of our schools. Those who apply will be placed on a school’s wait list and will be offered a seat based on seats available and position on the list. We continue to offer seats as they become available throughout the school year.

In accordance with the law and according to our charter, we give preference to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) residents of Staten Island, siblings of students currently enrolled in the same ICS school. We also give preference to students whose parents work at the ICS network office or one of our schools.

Once enrolled at any level, a student can remain at an ICS school through high school graduation. Complete the online application now.

The following school year’s application usually opens at the beginning of October. The application window is open through the end of the school year.

No, once enrolled at any level, a student can remain at an ICS school through high school graduation.

No; there is no entrance exam to attend an ICS school. Our schools are open to all students, and no student is denied a seat based on mental or physical ability, athletic performance, special needs, or language proficiency.

Yes, all of our schools are designed to be a fully inclusive environment, integrating students with and without Individualized Education Plans (IEP). In accordance with our charter, we give preference to students with IEPs. Our student population comprises 60% general education students and 40% students with IEPs.

The Department of Education (DOE) Office of Pupil Transportation determines students’ eligibility for bus transportation to and from school, and provides pick-up and drop-off service as appropriate. Generally, students that live in a 5 mile radius and are in grades Kindergarten through 7 are eligible. Bus routes and eligibility are determined in late August.

Our state-of-the-art building is within easy reach of the Staten Island Expressway and is accessible by the S46 bus. All students are eligible for a MetroCard, only if they are not opting for the yellow school bus. Students can also be eligible for door-to-door transportation if outlined in their IEP.

Our Kindergarten through 8th grade school day starts at 7:45am and ends at 3:15 pm on full days and ends at 12:30 pm on half days.Full days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Half days are on Wednesday.

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