District 79 is New York City’s Alternative Schools District.
We believe that all students can achieve at high levels and succeed in college and careers. We help students to:
- Stay on track to earn a high school or high school equivalency diploma.
- Build the skills to succeed in post-secondary opportunities including career and college.
- Gain the social-emotional skills necessary to become confident and productive members of society.
Referral Centers are in every borough and are one-stop centers where high school-aged students can get academic guidance and explore alternative pathways to graduation. Visit the Referral Centers website for locations and more information.
Alternate Learning Centers
Alternate Learning Centers (ALCs) is the school program for middle and high school students on Superintendent’s Suspension. Find out more about the services offered by the ALCs.