• Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School Commencement Academy  
    Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School Commencement Academy
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    Principal: Julie Van Derwater| Julie.VanDerWater@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant PrincipalRichard Fischpera | Richard.Fischpera@rcsdk12.org
    Assistant Principal: Gary Reynolds Gary.Reynolds@RCSDK12.ORG
    Assistant PrincipalTara Wade Tara.Wade@RCSDK12.ORG
    Parent Contact: Anthony Padilla | Anthony.Padilla@rcsdk12.org
    Parent Contact: Pamela Francis | pamela.francis@rcsdk12.org
    Board Liaison: Natalie Sheppard | Natalie.sheppard@rcsdk12.org
    School Chief: Toyia Wilson - Chief of School Leadership PreK-12
     
     
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    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.
     
    FACTS
    Grade Level: 9-12
    Uniforms: No
    Busing: RTS
    Foreign Languages: Spanish
    Honors Classes: Yes
    Tutoring/After School: Yes
    Summer Programs: Yes
    Advanced Placement (AP): Yes
    Health/Wellness Center: No
    Extended/Expanded Day: No
    Business/College/Faith Partnerships: University of Rochester, Monroe Community College, Hillside Work-Scholarship, Center for Youth, Teen Empowerment, Pathways to Peace, International Baccalaureate Organization
    Student-Parent School Compact Agreement required: Yes
     
    SCHOOL FEATURES
    • The only International Baccalaureate (IB) Program in the Rochester City School District, which aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people. The rigorous curriculum, international standards, and examinations are consistent throughout the over 4,000 participating schools across the globe.
    • The IB Middle Years Program is offered at grades 9 and 10, which prepares students for our IB Diploma Program offered in grades 11 and 12.
    • Upon completing the IB Diploma Program, students who earn the diploma, apply, and are accepted into the University of Rochester are awarded a four-year, full tuition scholarship.
    • Balances a rigorous academic program with extensive art, music, athletic, and extracurricular offerings.
    • Welcomes hard-working, motivated, and disciplined students who are determined to become successful, contributing members of society
    • The only school to offer both the IB Middle Years Program and IB Diploma Program.

    • Offers AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program