William E. Grady CTE High School

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William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School
25 Brighton 4th Road


United States
Coordinates40°34′58″N 73°57′48″W / 40.582791°N 73.963353°W / 40.582791; -73.963353Coordinates: 40°34′58″N 73°57′48″W / 40.582791°N 73.963353°W / 40.582791; -73.963353
TypePublic high school, Career & Technical Education School
School district21
SuperintendentHorowitz, Aimee
PrincipalTarah Montalbano
Grades9–12 & SE
Color(s)     Maroon      Gold
Budget$ 8,024,970[1]
InformationPhone: 718-332-5000
Fax: 718-332-2544

William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School is a public, Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school located at 25 Brighton 4th Road, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, USA.[2] It is a part of region 7 in the New York City Department of Education. Grady High School was established in 1941.


The curriculum at Grady is arranged so that all students may take their chosen CTE sequence, while earning a regular or advanced regents high school diploma. Each student is required to take the same classes as the average high school student, with the exception that the foreign language requirement is only 2 credits (one full year instead of three). The only language offered at Grady is Spanish. In the requirements for an Advanced Regents diploma, the foreign language proficiency regent is exempted due to the many hours of their CTE sequences, averaging two periods every day. The school operates College Now,[3] a program run by Kingsborough Community College. College Now courses offered include College Now English and sociology. In addition Grady has advanced placement (AP) courses which include English literature and composition and United States history.

CTE shop classes[edit]

The shops (automotive technology, construction technology, culinary arts, nursing and information technology) are all pre-approved programs by the Department of Education and related industries. Each program has its own certification to be obtained by taking a test in the senior year. All programs have internship opportunities and a certification test that must be taken.

CTE program Curriculum
Automotive service center specialist Students will train under NATEF standards. Areas covered will be NYS auto inspection' steering and suspension, electricity and electronics, brakes and engine performance.
Carpentry State-certified three-year sequence including the use of hand and power tools and constructing a house. Internships and union opportunities available for eligible students. All students must take industry exams for certification.
Construction trades and management Students learn mechanical and electrical principles, preparation and fabrication of infrastructures and building, construction technology, woodworking and cabinetry. After 3 years and 900 hours, students are prepared for entry level positions in construction and carpentry unions.
Culinary arts entrepreneurship academy Students will complete a three-year sequence in culinary arts and restaurant management. All students are expected to take the industry exam and be prepared for entry level jobs in the hospitality industry.
Electrical installation : State-certified three-year sequence including residential wiring, National Electrical Code and more. Internships and union opportunities available for eligible students. All students must take industry exams for certification.
Health care profession Preparation for entry level positions in the health field, as well as admissions to two- and four-year colleges.
Computer A+ repair Students will become proficient in computer maintenance and repair along with computer networking technologies. Students will be prepared to take the CompTIA A+ and Strata certification exams as well as the IC3.
Media & dramatic arts Three-year sequence where students learn all aspects of broadcast media, including script writing, production, post-production and filming. Internships available for eligible students. All students must take industry exams for certification
Plumbing & heating : State-certified three-year sequence including design and installation of sanitary plumbing and heating systems. Internships and union opportunities available for eligible students. All students must take industry exams for certification.

Additionally, based on industry and DOE standards, a student graduating from Grady High School may be eligible for a Technical Endorsement seal on their diploma, which is equivalent to work experience of two years related to their CTE sequence.

Previous CTE sequences[edit]

Over the years, William E. Grady High School has gone through many changes and its CTE sequences are no exception. Several of these shop classes still have a place at Grady, but are no longer offered to incoming/current students. The pre-engineering academy, CISCO networking academy and environmental engineering are some of these such programs.

Athletics and extracurricular activities[edit]

Categories Activities/clubs
Leadership & Support Student government, conflict resolution, peer mediation
Academic National Honor Society, College Now
Artistic Art Club, Chorus, Dance, Creative Writing, Web Design and Fashion Design
Clubs F.I.R.S.T. Robotics, Yearbook, Women's Empowerment, Gay-Straight Alliance and Obama Club
Trade Related MOUSE Squad, C-CAP, SkillsUSA, Link Employment and Responsibility Now (LEARN) Program
PSAL Teams Sports
Boys Baseball & JV baseball, basketball & JV basketball, bowling, cross country, football & JV football, handball, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, volleyball, wrestling
Girls Basketball, bowling, cross country, indoor track, outdoor track, softball, volleyball

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Rolando Blackman is a retired professional basketball player. He was a four-time All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks.
  • Tony Lo Bianco is an American actor in films and television
  • Quincy Douby drafted first round,19th pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2006 NBA draft. Currently playing overseas.
  • Kwasi Fraser is a 3 term Mayor of the Town of Purcellville, Virginia. Mayor Fraser is the first African American Mayor in Loudoun County.


  1. ^ "Division of Budget Operations and Review - FY Galaxy Budget". Nycenet.edu. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  2. ^ "Student, 17, Is Shot in Brighton Beach." The New York Times. June 6, 2012. Retrieved on October 11, 2012.
  3. ^ "College Now". City College of New York. Retrieved 2012-05-19.

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