The High School Program is a year-round college readiness program for grades 9-12 that focuses on college preparation and admissions. The program starts with early college awareness that culminates in a full range of support for college students to ensure they graduate on time. Scholars take classes that boost writing and science skills, SAT test-preparation, assistance with the college application process, financial aid coordination, mentoring, and counseling. After graduation, high school scholars transition into the College Scholars Program and receive a full range of support to ensure college graduation.
Qualified scholars have the opportunity to participate in paid internships at EHTP, where they gain valuable work experience supporting our teaching and administrative staff.


High school scholars choose from a number of electives designed to improve their academic skills and develop interests for potential career paths.


The robotics program motivates and empowers high school students to become STEM leaders. Through the unified task of building a robot, scholars not only learn STEM concepts but also learn about teamwork, collaboration, and problem solving. Our FIRST Robotics team, Team 1880: The Warriors of East Harlem, competes in regional and national competitions each year.


2017 Statistics:

First Championship
St. Louis, Missouri
April 26 – 29
Qualification Match
Rank: 10 of 66
Record: 7-3-0
New York City Regional
April 6 – 9
Qualification Match
Rank: 28 of 48
Record: 4-6-0
Playoff Match
3W – 2L
Hudson Valley Regional
Suffern, NY
March 23 – 26
Qualification Match
Rank: 8 of 48
Record: 7-3-0
Playoff Match
1W – 2L


Aspiring pre-med scholars are paired with medical student-mentors and gain hands-on lab experience in this two-year program provided by the Touro College of Medicine.
Media Studies
Through an immersive curriculum with Tribeca Teaches, high school scholars learn the art of film-making. The culminating projects are screened at the annual Tribeca Film Festival. Scholars also produce a public access television show for Manhattan Neighborhood Network.



An important goal of the High School Program is to prepare our scholars to get to and through college. The College Access component offers scholars extensive college guidance through structured classes, and one-on-one mentorship. EHTP supports all aspects of college admissions, including high school credit tracking, Regents and SAT test preparation, college application assistance, and mentoring.
Every rising high school senior is paired with a volunteer mentor and receive support with the college application process from start to finish.
Scholars also experience college life first-hand through EHTP-sponsored college visits and tours. In 2017, scholars traveled to the state universities of New York (Stony Brook, Old Westbury, Farmingdale, and Albany), and private institutions such as Hofstra University, Skidmore College, and Bard College.
All scholars who complete the High School program continue into our College Scholars Program, which provides support through college graduation.



To learn more about the program, contact Kadiah Kamara, or call reception at 212-831-0650.
To learn more about becoming a mentor, contact Raúl Lazo or call 212-831-0650.


During the summer, high school scholars participate in a five-week program that includes rigorous, college-preparatory coursework in math and writing, and non-academic support to build social-emotional skills needed for college success.
The summer program culminates in a one-week college trip to Washington, D.C., where scholars visit a college campus and participate in collegiate life and visit cultural sites and museums.



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