College & Career Readiness

We help each student as they prepare for and select the right college or career based on their interests and passions.


Our College and Career Readiness (CCR) program is designed to familiarize families with college options while preparing students for college completion or entering a career. We provide students with intensive academic support for SAT, AP and Regents test preparation. We take our high school scholars on college visits and provide intensive college and career counseling sessions to support students with choosing the right college or career. We offer parent workshops to familiarize and educate families on college preparation, financial aid to pay for college, and support for their child during their college years.

CCR Contacts

Kenneth Tejeda is the Director for College and Career Readiness. He can be reached at or 646-678-1200. Grade level counselors are listed below.

George Roach

12th Grade School Counselor

Anina Alvarez

11th Grade School Counselor

Audrey Argandona

10th School Counselor

Sandra Restrepo

9th Grade School Counselor

Brett Shablak

CCR Teacher

College Courses

Inwood Academy participates in the NYC College Now program and has partnered with the City College of New York. This partnership gives Inwood Academy students preference for taking college courses at City College, and at no charge. Upon successful completion of courses, students receive both college credit and high school credit. In addition to the City College courses, qualified students can take courses at other participating College Now institutions.

Senior Year

A dedicated counselor works with each senior to help identify the best college match and ensures each scholar applies for multiple colleges, completes FAFSA, and applies for scholarships. The counselor corresponds with college admissions and scholarship representatives to schedule visits and interviews and implements partnerships for our students, including those with NYC’s College Now and College Starter programs.


The number of high school students enrolled in Inwood Academy.


The graduation rate for our first two classes of seniors.


The percentage of alumni who are in a full-time college program.

CCR Grade Level Vision & Goals

Each student will have a college and career plan that aligns to their interests, informs choices for students and their families, and guides their high school progress and transition plans. Use this planner to guide your grade level goals.


We will help alumni navigate the academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college. We are committed to ensuring that they have the support they need to matriculate and graduate from college.

Senior Scholarship Book Fund

100% of your contribution will provide financial relief for our seniors’ freshman year of college.

Senior Decision Day

Read about Senior Decision Day, a new tradition for Inwood Academy that we hope that every graduating class will look forward to and cherishes, like just the Class of 2018 did on May 30th, 2018.

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