December 17, 2013
Dr. Elaine Ruiz- López, Educator of the Year 2013

CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Elaine Ruiz López, CEO/Founder, International Leadership Charter High School, on being honored by the Education Update as an Outstanding Educator of the Year 2013.

The International Leadership Charter High School Staff, Faculty, Students and Board of Trustees congratulates Dr. Elaine Ruiz López for the outstanding work she has done to close the Achievement GAP. Being chosen as an Honoree by the Education Update as an “Outstanding Educator of the Year 2013” is a well-deserved recognition that demonstrates that Dr. Ruiz López’s dream of developing an academically rigorous college preparatory high school in the community has become a reality. This honor comes on the heels of our charter school being named on the U.S. World News Report “Best 2013” High School list and being ranked #7 of all NYC Public High Schools. It is an honor to be a member of the school community that Dr. Ruiz López has developed!


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December 17, 2013

ILCHS Earns a Bronze Medal for Best High School.

Dr. Elaine Ruiz-López congratulates the Staff, Faculty, Board of Trustees, Students and Parents! The U.S. News & World Report has named our school for the second year to its "Best High Schools 2014" list. This prestigious honor demonstrates that our school is among the top 25% of all public high schools in the U.S. This grand honor comes on the heels of our school being ranked #6 of all NYC Public High Schools. This national recognition further demonstrates that our charter’s mission and vision for a quality education is succeeding in making a difference in our community.

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December 17, 2013
ILCHS Application
ILCHS is a school of choice. We believe we can provide a quality education for any student who chooses to enter our lottery, regardless of race, economic situation, special education status, nationality, and previous academic record. 
Thank you for your interest in ILCHS. ILCHS is currently accepting applications for incoming 9th grade students only for the 2014-15 academic year. ILCHS will accept applications until April 1, 2014. The ILCHS lottery to accept students into the 2014-15 academic year will be held on April 1, 2014.
The lottery for ILCHS is held on April 1st of each year.  Students are given a preference in the lottery if they live in Community School District 10 in which ILCHS is located. Siblings of students at ILCHS are also given preference for a seat at the school.
Prospective students should download application forms here and follow the application instructions for submission. For more information, please call (718) 562-2300 or send an email to
Applications are available both in English and Spanish.
December 17, 2013
Dr. Elaine Ruiz López congratulates an exceptional group of young ladies on their great achievement, Emanuella Amankwaa, Mariama Bah and Nicole Perez from the International Leadership Charter High School all whom have been honored for their exemplary community service with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Emanuella Amankwaa, Mariama Bah and Nicole Perez participated in the Spirit of Community program this year representing the International Leadership Charter High School. The President’s Volunteer Service Award is presented by Prudential’s Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), this prestigious award recognizes young people across America for outstanding community service activities. More than 370,000 young people across America have been considered for these awards since the program began in 1995.
"The recipients of the awards vividly demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities," said John R. Strangfield, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial. "In recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer service activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community."
"Demonstrating civic responsibility through community volunteerism is an important part of life," said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti. "These Honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate."
December 17, 2013
ABC TV Anchor Sade Baderinwa

The Leadership, Staff and Students of the International Leadership Charter High School were delighted to be selected to participate in a Get Reel, a unique program created by Ms. Sade Baderinwa, News Anchor for WABC-TV. – Ms. Baderinwa has again partnered with Disney, the Lincoln Center Institute, and New York Women in Film & Television to implement the project.

Through this innovative program, professionals in the field of Television and Film share their expertise with high school students while encouraging them to “Get Reel” about the dedication and sacrifices they’ll need to make in order to pursue their dreams. Students get on the ‘inside track’ advice from pros who know - and exposure to a whole new world of possibilities! Get Reel has proven to be a true success!

The International Leadership Charter School was honored to be selected to take part in this program, and we are very excited about this opportunity for our students. To be accepted into the program, our students were required to submit an essay explaining who they are and why they would benefit from the program. As part of their participation , they were required to do a full day of community service - owning up to Ms. Baderinwa’s challenge - “You must give before you get!” All of our juniors and seniors are required to complete a total of 200 hours of community service as part of their graduation requirement.

For more information on the "Get Reel with your Dreams: The Inside Track" project visit: