Senator Jeff Klein, and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz awarded High School of American Studies at Lehman College over a quarter of a million dollars in state funding on October 25th to improve this top school. High School of American Studies, a specialized high school, serves many gifted students from the community and from throughout the city. As the school approaches its 15th anniversary, it is considered one of the best high schools in the country.
Senator Klein and Assemblyman Dinowitz allocated a combined $270,000 in state funding. The $145,000 from the State Senate will allow the school to build retractable walls in some of its larger rooms. The $125,000 from the State Assembly will be used for furniture, laptops, and various high tech pieces of equipment.
“I am so proud of High School of American Studies and all of its students, teachers, staff and principal. The school has achieved amazing success and I am pleased that I was able to secure funding to help enhance the education of these great students,” said Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.
“As the High School of American Studies nears its 15th anniversary I am excited to work to ensure that the coming years are as successful as the past. Over the years the high school has demonstrated great success in educating students from The Bronx and across the city. These improvements will allow teachers and staff to continue that mission,” said Senator Jeff Klein.
Pictured are PA Co-President Alice Lee, President of Lehman College José L. Cruz, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Principal Alessandro Weiss, Senator Jeff Klein and PA Co President Unjoo Trebach.