Validus Preparatory Academy (09X263)

1595 Bathgate Avenue, Bronx, NY 10457, Bronx
Phone: 718-466-4000
Email: chibber@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:20am - 02:39pm
Principal: Jonathan Clayton
School Website: https://validusprep.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47679
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/09X263/HS/
Bus: Bx11, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS
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About

Validus Preparatory Academy is a small high school serving students in grades 9-12. Our mission is to prepare students to meet and exceed the NYS graduation requirements with an emphasis on building skills for the 21st century. Validus offers a rigorous curriculum, leading to New York State Regents and Local diplomas. We offer four advance placement courses – World History, English Language Literature, English Language Composition and Spanish. Integrating these courses into our curriculum has helped to raise the caliber of colleges and universities that have admitted our scholars. Our scholars attracted a whopping $5.7 million in grants and scholarship prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, Validus scholars have been accepted into top colleges and universities such as Cornell, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, Brandeis, Syracuse, Skidmore, Howard, Temple, Fisk, Gettysburg, and many SUNY/CUNY schools. Our 4-year graduation rate was 77% in 2022. We are projecting an 80 – 82% graduation rate in 2023. Additionally, Validus rich school culture has been life-changing for our scholars. Celebrations such as Culture Day, Day of Giving Thanks, Decision Day, Annual Sports Banquet, Senior Award Night, Spirit Week, Junior Brunch, Prom, and Graduation are woven into the fabric of the school.

Academic Highlights: Language Courses Available, ACADEMIC SUPPORTS: AM & PM Schools, AIS Classes, Mock Regents, Saturday Regents Prep, Homework Cafe, Essential components in creating a college-going and/or career preparation for scholars., Advanced Courses Offered

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, Dress Code, Extended Day, Internships Available, Program(s) with 1 SWD Applicant Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Orientation, Summer Session, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Softball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Double Dutch, Flag Football, Track and Field, Wrestling
Activities
Student Government, Talented Tenth Club, Newsletter Club, Stem Club, Cooking Club, Yearbook Committee, Movie Club, Art Club,
Programs
Validus Preparatory Academy(X07R)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

To provide general education, ENL, and students with disabilities with an education that empowers them academically, socially, and economically, emphasizing building skills for the 21st century.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Bronx students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
252
285
    Grade 12 Students
54
69
    Grade 11 Students
30
66
    Grade 10 Students
97
62
    Grade 9 Students
71
88
Avg. Class Size
19.9
Complaints / Suspensions
21 / 39
16 / 25
Graduation %
77%
71%
College %
37%
46%
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
244 (34) / 90
0
257 / 90
49
Validus Preparatory Academy (X07R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

19 / 71 (0.27)
15 / 19 (0.79)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 45% responded
Academic Rigor 
  77.43%
Academic Engagement 
  67.50%
Safety 
  80.22%
Bully Prevention 
  69.00%
Inclusivity 
  91.90%
Mental Support 
  77.30%
Environment 
  74.27%
Post-School Support 
  87.11%
Teacher Responses - 65% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.33%
School Satisfaction 
  59.33%
Student Behavior 
  56.00%
Student Support 
  68.53%
School Leadership 
  48.67%
Instructional Clarity 
  58.20%
Instructional Development 
  63.82%
Post-School Support 
  90.88%
Family Responses - 41% responded
Education 
  97.75%
Teacher Support 
  92.67%
Safety 
  99.00%
School Community 
  89.67%
School Leadership 
  97.45%
Post-School Support 
  95.50%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  76.50%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  41
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  25
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  21.40%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  405
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  418
Postsecondary
2-Year College 23.40%
4-Year College 27.80%
Other Postsecondary 1.10%
Unknown 47.70%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 56.00%
Female 44.00%
English Language Learners:
  12.30%
Students with IEPs:
  29.80%
Economic Need Index: 
  0.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Black 40.50%
Hispanic 57.90%
White 0.80%
Other 0.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 50.00%
White 29.20%
Other 20.80%
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