Dr. Elaine Ruiz Lopez

"Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants."

- John W. Gardner


Our Charter School Celebrates a Decade of Service: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities

The International Leadership Charter High School was established in January of 2006 with doors opening for the first 9th grade class on September 11, 2006. In the past 10 years, we have successfully provided a quality education and service to high school age students throughout the Bronx. As of June 29, 2016 we have educated six cohorts, led six graduations and have prepared six valedictorians & salutatorians for their graduation speeches.

Marking the end of this academic year, there will be approximately 350 students whom have graduated from our charter high school and have enrolled in colleges and universities throughout New York State and the Northeast. Our alumni are being prepared to lead careers in various industries throughout the local community, the state and throughout various parts of the country.

On April 21, 2016 our charter school community celebrated its 10th year Anniversary Gala. The members of our Parent Advisory Council, our staff and school’s leadership team participated in this exuberant celebration. The development and growth of our charter school’s vision was memorialized with speeches by former Valedictorian Ms. Yocasta Novas, Class 2012 and Salutatorian Mr. Anthony DeJesus, Class 2013.

Our Program highlights included the “Bronx Renaissance Leadership Award” to the Honorable Marlene Cintron, and the distinguished and recently appointed Chancellor to the NYS Board of Regents, Dr. Betty A. Rosa who was honored with a “Transformative Educator” award. Dr. Rosa attended our event and made remarks. In addition, Professor John Paul Gonzalez, our incumbent Board Chair was joined by current members of the Board, and former board chairs Dr. John Jenkins and Dr. Dori Collazo-Baker.

Dr. Elaine Ruiz-López & John Paul González presenting  Dr. Betty Rosa with Transformative Educator Award.
Honorable Marlene Cintrón, Esq. - President of BOEDC
2016 Valedictorian Raymond Rodriguez,  Valedictorian Ms. Yocasta Novas, Class 2012 and Salutatorian Mr. Anthony DeJesus, Class 2013.
Dr. Richard Izquierdo Founder of the Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School Board Members

Board of Trustees,  Doreen Bermúdez, Dr. Elaine Ruiz- López, Elissa Ramos and John Paul González
Dr. Vasthi Acosta and Amber Charter School Staff.
Karen Daniels, Cynthia Rosario, Kathleen Elie, Tina Martinez and Sharron Denson.
Dr. Elaine Ruiz López and Dr. Vasthi Acosta
ILCHS Seniors Lyneisha Phillips and Jahniyah Muldrow.
Professor John Paul González-Board Chair
Edilis González - Director of Parent and School Community Engagement.
Dr. Elaine Ruiz López, Gala Remarks


Second Annual Health & Wellness Fair

2016-ilchs health fair

Teacher Appreciation Week


Honoring Our Moms


At ILCHS, we seek to prepare every student to become a leader in the global world, and we are truly proud of our success! To build on and maintain this success, however, we need your support. Please consider supporting ILCHS today!

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Posted: May 9, 2016