In A Class by Itself.
Manhattan Comprehensive is a rare, one-of-a-kind public high school
teaching eight hundred older, nontraditional students, ages seventeen to
twenty-one. Students can attend either night or day classes, while working
full-time and attending to adult responsibilities. Over 90% of our seniors graduate (one of
New York City’s highest rates); 60% go to college immediately, virtually all
others finish high school already employed. Manhattan Comprehensive is the
first night-and-day high school in the country to offer a full, academic
Regents diploma instead of a GED. Our graduates attend CUNY and SUNY,
as well as private colleges.
  Comprehensive Development, Inc. (CDI) is a nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1996. Our mission is to provide social supports which are beyond the responsibility of public education to the students of MCNDHS. This allows them to overcome obstacles to attend school regularly and to graduate as economically self-sufficent and socially responsible members of the community.
Our Student Life Center (SLC), run within the school, provides a wide range of supports to students and graduates. To make use of existing resources, the SLC builds programs by mobilizing collaborators and assets from the surrounding community and an impressive pool of volunteers.