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Hispanic Heritage Month


Amber Charter School in Harlem, New York State’s first Latino-led public charter school, has been in operation since 2000 and recently expanded to two campuses. Started by the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACDP), Amber is centered around the community and meets their students where they are by teaching courses in both English and Spanish. Amber’s students outscore their peers city-wide in both math and reading- this year 100 percent of Amber’s fourth grade class scored proficient on the New York State Science Test. Amber also offers robust wrap-around services, such as after-school programs and family counseling, to meet the needs of its students and families.