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We are a prospective new STEM charter school for girls
 Women are underrepresented in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields, and it has nothing to do with their intelligence.  Girls become dissuaded early on from STEM by the toys they play with to media. The message girls receive is that science, technology, engineering and math are for boys.  To this end, we are resolved to empower girls to pursue these areas of study.
If approved by the New York State Education Department the ROPE Charter School of STEM for Girls will open in Arverne, New York (NYC CSD #27).
Rite Of Passage Empowerment Charter School of STEM for Girls will embody leadership, girl power, college readiness, high expectations and a strong support network. Through our anticipated STEM curriculum and social emotional learning, students at ROPE Charter School of STEM for Girls will be taught to develop a strong sense of self, sisterhood, good decision making and global awareness.   
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Why All Girls?

Girls and STEM

Research has shown that students in single-sex schools are more likely to pursue academic paths according to their talents and interests rather than particular gender stereotypes.​
According to the National Coalition of Girls Schools:
  • Nearly 100% of girls' school grads go on to college.
  • Girls' school students spend more hours a week doing homework, attending study groups, tutoring others, and working with their teachers than co-ed school students.
  • At a girl's school, a girl occupies every role.  She has a wealth of avenues for self-exploration and development and a school full of peer role models.

Did you know?
  • Girls like STEM!
  • The creative and problem solving aspects of STEM draws girls.
  • The DNA of a "STEM girl" sets her apart.
  • A gap exists between STEM interest and career choice.
What holds girls back from pursuing STEM? According to the Girls Scout research institute, 47% of girls say that they would feel uncomfortable being the only girl in a group or class and 57% of all girls say that if they went into a STEM career they would have to work harder than a man just to be taken seriously.

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STEM Facts on Women & Girls​

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  • Only 26% of STEM workers are female.
  • STEM workers are 74% White, 17% Asian, and 9% other minorities.
  • Women comprise more than 20% of engineering school graduates, yet only 11% of practicing engineers are women.
The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me!
-Ayn Rand