William E. Grady CTE High School

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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. 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, 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

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. 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

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

Notable alumni

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. Tony Riviera is a former MLB Scout and Baseball Executive. He was the Founder and principal owner, CEO of the Canadian Baseball League
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