Transfer High Schools

teachers help a student catch up

Transfer High Schools are small, full-time high schools designed to re-engage students who have dropped out or fallen behind in credits. Transfer High Schools are academically rigorous and students earn a high school diploma. In them, students:

  • attend classes Monday-Friday
  • participate in workshops
  • set academic and personal goals
  • have access to tutoring and Regents prep
  • participate in extracurricular activities, and
  • develop college and career plans for life after high school.

All Transfer Schools are supported by the Learning to Work program, which offers paid internships, student support services, in-depth job readiness and college and career exploration activities.

Is This a Fit for You?

Students celebrating College Decision Day at Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High SchoolTo attend a Transfer School, you should:

  • Be 16-21 years old
  • Need to catch up on credits and/or Regents exams to graduate

There are also a small number of options for students who are 15 years old and/or new to the country

How to Enroll

Explore the Transfer Schools Guide online or with a school counselor at your current high school.

As you look through it, keep a list of the schools that best fit your needs. Then contact the schools that you're interested in to set up a visit and learn about your options. Use the Find a School tool to get each school's contact info, and if you have questions about admissions, contact the schools directly.

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