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Our Mission

The mission of The High School for Youth and Community Development is to prepare all of our students to be involved members of their community and to prepare them for higher education .

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At A Glance

  • 9 Academic Decathlon Championships
  • 16:1 Student Teacher Ratio
  • 13 Sports Teams
  • 125k in Scholarships Last Year
  • 25 Extracurriculars Offered
  • 100% Graduation Rate

Principal's Message

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Welcome to the Erasmus Hall: High School for Youth and Community Development (YCD)
Our school proudly bears the original name of the oldest and one of the most prestigious schools in the United States: Erasmus Hall. Erasmus Hall is singularly famous for graduating many notable alumni including Barbra Streisand, Earl Graves, Al Davis, Clive Davis, Bernard Malamud, Eli Wallach, Mae West...the list goes on and on.
YCD expects to add to this list of exceptional alumni through our successful scholarship efforts, career exploration pathways, college and career readiness programs. 
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