Why We Stand Out

We are innovative, integrated and accelerated

Nicotra Early College Charter School is a college preparatory school for students in grades 8 to 12 that provides an accelerated curriculum, college credits and internship opportunities, all in a supportive environment. 

Partnering with St. John’s University, Nicotra stands out as Staten Island’s first true early college high school, offering students the opportunity to earn college credits while pursuing a high school diploma. Nicotra offers:

  • Accelerated college and career readiness with dynamic support for all students, including those with IEPs
  • Robust social emotional supports with parent involvement
  • Smaller, fully integrated classes with a year-long “College Knowledge” series in partnership with St. John’s University
  • A brand new, state-of-the-art educational facility
  • An active Student Government that encourages students to speak up and lead