Safety and Youth Development

Safety and Youth Development is a priority at York Early College Academy.  We are committed to sustaining a safe learning environment for Staff and Students.

Within the pages of this section, you will find information regarding safety regulations, school rules, the NYC discipline code with possible consequences for misbehavior, and several important Chancellor’s Regulations.

The Student Safety and Youth Development Department is led by our Dean of Students, Mr. Michael Gross and supported by our Assistant Deans, Mr. Petrocelli and Ms. Solomon.

If you have any questions regarding information posted here please stop by the Deans office at Room 337 for more information.

Remember, safety is everyone’s responsibility.  The Administration and School Safety Agents work together to keep our school community safe.

Discipline Code and Behavioral Contract

The Discipline Code and Behavioral Contract are two components of the city-wide effort to maintain a safe and supportive environment for all students. It is extremely important that all students understand the school rules and requirements of behavior. Your cooperation in reading these documents and discussing them with your children is greatly appreciated.

Below you will find the link to the official NYC Citywide Standards of Intervention and Discipline Measures (Discipline Code and Behavioral Contract).

For further information on the Discipline Code and to view information in other languages,  click here.

Please feel free to contact the NYC DOE Office of School and Youth Development with any questions or concerns pertaining to the discipline code.

Lois Herrera

Director of Student Support Programs

52 Chambers Street

(212) 374-6807

Respect for All

Each student, faculty and staff member of the NYC public schools brings to our school community the richness of our city’s cultural diversity and the desire for respect. The Citywide Standards of Discipline and Intervention Measures prohibit students from bullying other students for any reason, including taunting and/or intimidation through the use of epithets or slurs involving race, color, ethnicity, national origin (which includes groups of students of common ancestry, heritage, background or those from the same country), religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or disability.

In addition, at York Early College Academy we enforce a ZERO tolerance policy for cyber-bullying of any kind.

If any student feels they are a being bullied they are to report it immediately to our Respect for All Liaisons either in person or by clicking on the names below:

Ms. L. Perry                     

Parent Coordinator                   

Mr. N. Jacob                    

Guidance Counselor

Ms. F. Davis

Guidance Counselor/Social Worker


M. Gross

A. Solomon