Yonkers welcomes city's first new public high school in decades
The city of Yonkers officially welcomed the city's first new public high school in decades.
It's part of a charter school expansion in the city of Yonkers.
On Sept. 9, the Charter School of Educational Excellence opened the $27 million building, which offers high school students culinary arts, automobile technology and health science programs - and an opportunity to obtain up to 24 college credits.
The new high school sits next door to the charter school's original K-12 building and stands on the grounds of the former Our Lady of the Rosary Church.
They built a competition-sized soccer field and offer a wide range of electives.
CSEE leaders say the goal is to offer families of all economic backgrounds educational choices.
Most of the student population comes from diverse communities including Yonkers, Mount Vernon and the Bronx.
CSEE isn't done building. It plans to expand the high school to add a studio to allow for live video broadcasts, allowing
students to explore careers in media.