NEWBURGH - On Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street in the City of Newburgh, the Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School kicked off its Ambassador Program, aimed at recruiting students for the new high school.
In an invitation to citizens who expressed interest in helping with the recruitment effort, Karen Mejia, a member of Newburgh Prep’s Board of Trustees and chairperson of the Student Recruitment Committee, said, "Because of your commitment to revitalizing the City of Newburgh and improving the social conditions of our residents, especially the young adults who have simply fallen through the cracks, we are inviting you to... become ambassadors for Newburgh Prep and to assist in the recruitment process."
"We cannot do this without your help," added Mejia.
Newburgh Preparatory Charter High School was approved in December by the New York State Board of Regents with a mission to provide students aged 16-21 who have left high school with a second chance to earn a diploma. This is not a GED program.
Newburgh Prep, the first charter school in the Mid-Hudson Valley, will open its doors to the first group of 105 students in August. The goal of the recruitment process is to identify and enroll those students. If the targeted number of students is surpassed by April 1st, a lottery will be held to determine who will have an opportunity to attend.