Principal's Welcome

On behalf of the Energy Tech community, I am pleased to welcome you to our website, and I invite you to spend some time here getting to know the features of our program that make the Energy Tech experience so unique.

At Energy Tech, learning is cool. We regularly celebrate hard work and achievement at monthly Town Hall meetings, in small-group advisories, and through frequent communication on our online grading system. You can often find our students in the engineering lab or in classrooms refining projects well after the school day ends. Students work through vacations on robotics projects, and they look forward to periodic honor roll displays in our hallways. Over half of our students attend voluntary Saturday and summer enrichment courses. Energy Tech works hard to cultivate this culture of learning, as we believe that it is at the foundation of success in college, in career, and in life.

In classrooms, we emphasize collaboration and problem solving. On a typical visit to our classes, you might see students engaged in a lively debate about Macbeth, groups testing the solar ovens they designed and built (by cooking s’mores), teams constructing prototypes for Rube Goldberg machines, and students critiquing each others’ geometric proofs. You will find a healthy dose of competition—but also a lot of support and camaraderie—in our student body. 

We’re building the skills that will be needed to tackle tomorrow’s challenges. Through partnerships with local industry and higher education, the Energy Tech program is designed in alignment with critical academic, technical, and leadership skills needed for some of the fastest-growing STEM jobs here in New York City. Our teachers and staff work closely with college faculty and industry professionals from LaGuardia Community College, the City University of New York, Con Edison, and National Grid. Our students take college classes while still in high school and participate in a robust career-readiness series, including field visits and internships. They will leave us with not only a high school diploma but also an associate degree and the experiences needed to go directly into competitive STEM jobs or four-year colleges. We believe they will take these skills, understandings, and qualifications, and will go on to solve complex problems and make our world a better place.

Energy Tech already has much to celebrate. We are quickly becoming recognized for our cutting-edge instructional program, our vibrant extra-curricular opportunities, and our warm and nurturing environment. In our fourth year of development, we received over 1,700 applications for our 108 open seats, and we are delighted that the word is spreading about our school and its innovative offerings. As not only the principal but also a resident of this community, I am proud to share our school’s successes with you. Please visit us again soon for more updates about what’s happening at Energy Tech! 

Hope Barter

Founding Principal 

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Announcements

3/25/20

The New York City Department of Education is committed to making three free meals available daily for all NYC children - Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 1:30 pm at locations across the city. Visit 

www.schools.nyc.gov/freemeals 

to learn more and find a location.

3/21/20

Hello new and prospective families! Please email:

admissions@energytechhs.org

if you have any questions regarding enrollment or our waitlist. Stay tuned for more information.

3/20/20

Current students and families: You will receive an email tonight with more information and announcements about remote learning classes, many of which are already live. Please check your Energy Tech accounts.

3/20/20

If you still need a device to do remote classwork complete this survey by end of today, 3/20/20, or call 718-935-5100 and choose option 5 to request a DOE device. For help setting up free internet, email ebissah@energytechhs.org.

3/18/20

Students: Please call the school (718-472-0536) today to arrange pickup of a device. We will be conducting materials pickup until 1pm, but please call first so that we know to expect you.

3/16/20

Please review the Chancellor's update letter for families here. It contains information about grab-and-go meals, remote learning, and Regional Enrichment Centers. More information coming soon.

3/15/20

NYC Public Schools are closed from 3/16/20-4/20/20. All classes will be delivered online starting on 3/23/20. Students will not report to school starting tomorrow. Please visit NYCDOE website for more information. We will be sharing more information over the next few days. All students are expected to check their E-Tech emails and Google Classroom accounts daily. Please email or text your questions to school accounts.

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