Welcome Back, Nicotra Knights!

Dear Students:

Welcome to The Lois and Richard Nicotra Early College Charter High School (NECCS), Staten Island’s newest and most innovative high school! In partnership with St. John’s University, students can graduate with both a high school diploma and college credits. A career-focused curriculum allows students to choose between two pathways: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice or Business and Entrepreneurship.

Take advantage of everything we have to offer here. Small class size gives teachers the ability to offer students better, more individualized instruction.  Studying in both a high school setting and a college environment will prepare you for success in college and career. 

At Nicotra, we want you to graduate ready to pursue your lifelong dreams while enjoying a rich and rewarding experience.  Part of this exciting experience is we all get to build our school from the ground up together.  We will all play a vital role in developing the traditions, culture, and curricular and co-curricular program together!

Welcome to a unique and wonderful new learning opportunity- one where caring, productive citizens of the world are nurtured to achieve their lifelong dreams.

Good luck for an academically successful and enjoyable school career!


Joseph F. Zaza

Founding Principal