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Happy Holidays! Innovation will be closed Monday, December 19th – Monday, January 2nd for Winter Break. Our first day back in session is Tuesday, January 3rd. We wish you and your families a happy, healthy holiday.

Innovation Athletics

Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer, and more!
Our JV Boys Basketball team won the championships in both 2013 and 2014!
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Software Engineering

Innovation is one of only 20 schools in NYC offering the Department of Education’s Software Engineering Pilot to students in grades 9-12.
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Enrichment Week

Innovation students get out of the classroom and out into the world for dedicated days of hands-on experiential learning

College and Career Readiness

Giving our Students the skills they need to succeed, in college and in the workplace.

Collaborative Team Teaching

Meeting each student’s needs with differentiated instruction

Project-Based Learning

A hands-on approach to student engagement and empowerment.


Thank you for your interest in Innovation.

We are accepting applications for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Please fill out the appropriate application below if you’d like to apply for this year and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.

Anyone is welcome to apply, but preference is given to students within East Harlem Community School District 4.

You may apply online or by printing and mailing a paper form.

APPLY ONLINE 2017-2018


Programs & Partnerships

Innovation's unique programming and partnerships really set us apart - these include the ReMix Project, the Software Engineering Pilot, the Culinary Arts Program and Enrichment Week programming around the City and the world!

Students and Parents

Innovation is pleased to provide the Parent & Student Portal communication tools to our Innovators and their families.  The parent portal connects parents/guardians to students’ data online, anytime, from anywhere there is Internet access. Once you create a secure username and password, you will gain access to information about your child’s progress. Again, this information is live and can be viewed on demand. The Parent Portal is a free service to our families, and an excellent resource for you to monitor your child’s progress.

STUDENT PORTAL : Innovation students can log in to see their grades, absences, and overall academic progress.

PARENT PORTAL : Parents can log in to check on their child's academic progress, and get updates on Innovation events.

INNOVATION ACADEMIC CALENDAR : View upcoming events at Innovation!

COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS RESOURCES : An entire site devoted to Innovation students and college supporters


Innovation Student / Parent Handbook

Innovation Student Code of Conduct

Innovation FERPA Policy

Innovation FERPA Directory Information Notice

Innovation FERPA Frequently Asked Questions

DASA Policy:
Dignity for All Students Act Policy
DASA Form:
Dignity for All Students Act Form

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Transgender & Nonconforming Students Policy


Work at Innovation

Hiring Teachers for 2016-17: Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation

Innovation High School is looking for instructional trendsetters to join our efforts to produce graduates who are ready for college and/or a career; and most importantly, students who are empowered to become agents of change in their communities. Our mission is to develop leadership through innovation and promote a culture of inquiry around teaching and learning by collaborating with relevant experts and practitioners in the industry. Leveraging our systems, tools, data, and a series of targeted programs, we have began to close the opportunity gap for our students.

Our success is dependent upon the persistent cultivation of exceptional teachers, support staff, and community partnerships. Working at Innovation, you’ll build a portfolio of effective evidence-based practices with a team of dedicated professionals to fulfill our mission. Your career with us starts with first class training designed to prepare you for success in our classrooms. You’ll work with a co-teacher and collaborate with a variety of teams to develop new standard-bearing initiatives that are globally recognized for exemplary teaching and learning.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with your co-teacher to understand some of the toughest challenges kids are facing, and create ways that Innovation can help through innovative instruction, strategic programs and special projects you develop and execute.
  • Develop partnerships with community based organizations that leverage services and programs around critical learning needs at Innovation.
  • Lead professional development and learning, bringing key stakeholders together to help develop innovative solutions and strategies.
  • Work with other professionals that support youth development and growth with Innovation resources.
  • Work with teams across the school to apply, develop, and adapt Innovation's culture and practices to support success for all learners.



Check out videos of Innovation - made by our own students!

See all of our videos on our Innovation YouTube page!

Contact Us

Phone Main Number (212) 722-5871
Fax Number (646) 430-8555

For parents, email:
For general inquiries, email:
For press contact information and policy, email:

Staff Directory

School Management Team
Stephen Falla Riff, Executive Director
Terence Joseph, Principal
Pablo Torres, Director of Student Life and Community Engagement
Ira Yasbin, Assistant Principal


In Person or By Mail
The Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation
410 East 100th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10029

Support Us

Thank you for considering a tax-deductible gift. Your support is essential to the work we do.

Make a general donation to the school:

Make a specific donation to one of our Enrichment Week Trip funds:

Which Enrichment Week group would you like to support?

Innovation’s baseline budget (used for staff salaries, benefits, and no-frills materials like text books) is covered by our state and federal per-pupil allocation. We have to raise funds for all the things that make our school great – trips, student enrichment programming, classroom materials and supplies, and teacher professional development.

You make it happen. The support we receive from friends and supporters like you directly serves our students through our successful experiential and project-based programs. Your gift makes a huge difference in the lives of the students and families we serve.

Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
To make a donation, you may click the link above or send a check addressed and payable to:

Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation
410 East 100th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10029