Program Overview

Tapestry Charter High School provides its students with a rigorous curriculum that is aligned to New York State standards and prepares our students for success in college and career. In addition to their core academic classes, high students explore the arts, study a foreign language and participate in crew daily. Students also have the ability to take accelerated course work so that they can complete dual enrollment college courses and Advanced Placement courses to further prepare them for success in college.

Core Curriculum

Tapestry Charter High School offers core curriculum that is based on New York State Common Core standards and prepares students for success on New York State Regents exams. Tapestry has a variety of programs to meet all of our students’ needs, including enrichment and accelerated course offerings. Tapestry is an Expeditionary Learning school that incorporates field work and service learning into rigorous, engaging units of study

2023-2024 Curriculum Guide

Art & Arts Integration

Tapestry Charter High School School’s Arts Program has an emphasis on the   study of Music and Visual Arts with opportunities to participate in electives and activities relating to other arts disciplines. The arts curricula are designed to provide both introductory, exploratory arts electives as well as an arts sequence for students interested in a rigorous, sequential program for developing artistic skill sets for further study and involvement in the arts.  All High School Students have a graduation requirement of 1 arts credit.


Tapestry Charter School values all students as artists and empowers them within an environment that inspires self discovery, builds community, embraces diverse perspectives, and celebrates artistic vision.

Learn more about High School Arts at Tapestry.

Expeditionary Learning

Expeditionary Learning is an educational model that challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. This results in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. EL Education schools give students the academic and character-building skills they need to reach their potential as learners and leaders. Structures that are unique to expeditionary learning include expeditions, crew, intensives and student led conferences.

Special Education & ELL

Students who are deemed eligible and classified with a disability affecting their educational progress by the Committee on Special Education, or through Section 504 by the building based level team, will be provided support as indicated on their Individual Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan.  As with our English Language Learners, the laws and regulations governing the provision of educational services will be followed with precision. Certified Teachers will oversee IEP implementation for special education students, and accommodate the individual learning needs of all students. General education teachers work as active team members in the service of each student’s needs in classrooms. With appropriate program modifications/accommodations and/or services, students will be expected to achieve their goals and earn a diploma in accordance with NYS Education Department regulations.

If you suspect your child may have a disability that is impeding his/her ability academically and/or social/emotionally, you may reach out directly to our Director of Special Education & 504 Coordinator, Dr. Mariah Kramer at kramerm@tapestryschool.org.

College & Career Readiness

Tapestry Charter School is committed to promoting college and career readiness. We prepare all students for college and career success by providing a college-bound curriculum with high expectations for all students, fostering a school-wide college-bound culture, and setting up structures that allow time for the college search and application process.