Kenmare High SchoolHome
BREAKING THE CYCLE:
EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH EDUCATION & LIFE SKILLS
Kenmare High School is an accredited alternative high school that offers education as well as practical training in job and life skills for women aged 17+ who have dropped out of the public system.
At Kenmare, we help young women obtain a high school education and practical work skills. We also help them to change their lives by giving them the discipline, tools, and experience that enables them to disprove the lessons in hopelessness that ring their lives, in their background, their living environment and their lack of success in traditional schools. We help our women learn to believe in themselves.
The upcoming Kenmare registration and testing dates for the 3rd Trimester of the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:
Friday. February 24, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017
Friday March 17, 2017
Registration is at 9:00am sharp. Please call in advance to schedule your preferred registration date.
If you are a prospective student and can not attend the scheduled dates, you are welcome to call the school at 201-451-1177 to see if we can schedule another time for you to register and test.
An alternative high school for adult women.
17 and up
Served to date:
More than 1,000 women
The women who come to Kenmare High School are hampered by several debilitating realities:
1. Few have family support systems;
2. A changing Welfare system that is time-sensitive, yet offers few opportunities for developing skills needed to earn a living-wage within those timelines;
3. A lack of reading, writing and basic skills that they must acquire if they are to be minimally prepared to enter, much less compete in, the technology-driven and sophisticated business market now dominating the Jersey City area.
Located within Jersey City, New Jersey, Kenmare High School provides students with a clean, professional atmosphere that enhances the learning environment. Facilities include computer labs, a science lab, and classrooms geared to individualized and peer learning. There is also a warm and comfortable lounge area and a lunch room equipped with a refrigerator, microwaves and a vending machine.
Secondary education remains a critical component of York Street Project’s holistic approach to alleviating poverty among individual and female-headed households. Our women become a model for their children as well as other members of their families and community as they strive to better themselves through education and employment.
At Kenmare, students receive an accredited high school diploma. The curriculum is skill-based and there is a full-time social worker who meets with women individually and in small groups. The daily program has both structured study and periods of free time where women can receive tutoring and guidance from teachers or use time to read, catch up on assignments or utilize the Internet for research and enrichment. In addition, a structured and coordinated job skills program exposes the women to professionals in a variety of careers and professions, provides opportunities for job shadowing and internships in areas that they express interest for their future.