On Tuesday, November 19, New Heights Academy Charter School held its inaugural “Limitless: Honoring Our Scholar’s Promise” event at Meatpacking District hotspot VIP Room. The inaugural fundraiser event was created as a means to gather school supporters and provide resources for student support, school programming and scholarships. The evening brought out numerous VIPs, notables and celebrities, including Justin Davis of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and many others who supported the event. Guests and supporters helped raise significant funding for New Heights Academy scholarships and programs.
Guests also enjoyed an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions and an informative video presentation on New Heights Academy.
The highlight of the evening was a special live performance by R&B Singer/Songwriter Leela James who helped set the stage for a festive and lively affair. Guests then enjoyed an after-party with DJ Kid Capri who rocked the crowd and provided a lively soundtrack for a fun-filled evening.
All Photos by Jerritt Clark.
About New Heights Academy Charter School
New Heights Academy Charter School’s mission is to graduate students who are prepared to succeed in college and life.
New Heights Academy believes young people deserve access to an excellent education; however, not all students are afforded this opportunity due to inequities in the public school system. New Heights Academy Charter School was founded in 2006 to address this disparity by providing a college preparatory education in a safe and nurturing environment to students in grades 5-12 living in Washington Heights and Inwood.
Students at our academy participate in a rigorous academic program and take pride in learning how our core values of perseverance, responsibility, integrity, discipline, and enthusiasm will support them in their pursuit of challenging post-secondary education and career goals. New Heights Academy Charter School is where success happens every day.
New Heights Academy Charter School was founded by a team of local educators who are passionate about offering an excellent education to students from Washington Heights and Inwood. New Heights opened in 2006 as the first charter school serving New York City’s community school district 6. The Manhattan Borough President’s Office reports that this community has been home to the most overcrowded schools in the area for decades. Families in this community do not enjoy public middle school choice. New Heights opened with 192 students in grades 5 and 9. We have since grown to serve 750 students in grades 5-12, making us one of the largest charter schools in New York City. In April 2010, the New York State Board of Regents renewed our charter for a full 5-year term. For more information, please visit www.newheightsacademy.org