• James Monroe High School
    James Monroe High School
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    Principal: Sandra Chevalier-Blackman | Sandra.Chevalier-Blackman@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant PrincipalAnthony Bianchi | Anthony.Bianchi@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant Principal: Lauren McKoy | Lauren.McKoy@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant PrincipalJason Muhammad | Jason.Muhammad@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant PrincipalBernadette Regan| Bernadette.Regan@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant PrincipalAnthony RodriquezAnthony.Rodriguez@RCSDK12.ORG
    Assistant PrincipalMeybhol Sapienza | Meybhol.Sapienza@rcsdk12.org
    Parent Contact: Sertzai Weld | sertzai.weld@rcsdk12.org

    Board Liaison: Beatriz LeBron | beatriz.lebron@rcsdk12.org
    School Chief: Amy Schiavi | Amy.Schiavi@rcsdk12.org 

    School Improvement Plan  DASA Coordinator   

    restorative practices  ELT
    This school is currently in Receivership status by the New York State Education Department. For more information about Receivership or to view the school’s improvement measures, please visit https://www.rcsdk12.org/receivership.
    Program Information
    Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
    Dismissal Time: 3:30 p.m.
    Grade Level: 7-12
    Uniforms: No
    Busing: RTS
    Foreign Languages: Spanish
    Honors Classes: Yes, Monolingual and Bilingual
    Tutoring/After School: Yes
    Summer Programs: Yes
    Advanced Placement (AP): English, World History, U.S. History, Psychology, Spanish, Living Environment
    English Language Learners: Yes
    Health/Wellness Center: No
    Extended/Expanded Day: Yes
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: Center for Youth, M.K. Gandhi Institute, RIT - Gear Up, University of Rochester Upward Bound, IBERO American Action League, SUNY Brockport, Hillside Work Scholarship, Monroe Community College, Next Level and Beyond
    Student-Parent School Compact Agreement required: No
    • The Red Jacket Help Zone Pilot Project provides effective social and emotional supports for students in grades 7 through 10. This, in turn, minimizes the loss of instructional time and provides the individualized academic and social support that students need.
    • Homebase session occurs daily and contributes to positive school culture. It promotes a safe school environment, supports character building, and teaches students restorative strategies that transfer to all areas of their lives. Homebase Advisors monitor attendance in their Period 1.

    • Honors Bilingual students are eligible for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which signifies a high level of proficiency in more than one language. In addition, it prepares students with 21st-century skills and provides those seeking college acceptance with an advantage during the application process.

    • Restorative approaches are used to address student conflict and resolve matters peacefully. Our student ambassadors have been recognized throughout the state for their work in this program.

    • Honors Program featuring acceleration in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Students have the potential to earn high school credits during 8th grade.

    • Dual enrollment courses with Monroe Community College include Spanish and Microsoft Office.

    • The Art department offers foundational, ceramics, and progressive technology courses.

    • Music department features a state award-winning Steel Drum Band, piano instruction, and guitar instruction.

    • Foreign Language department offers college-level courses and Spanish for Heritage Learners.

    • Social Studies department offers college-level classes including AP U.S. History and AP World History.

    • Established and welcoming Parent Resource Center that supports parents as partners in their child’s education.