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Samuel Gompers Career and Technical Education High School
is a public vocational school
A vocational school , providing vocational education, is a school in which students are taught the skills needed to perform a particular job...
for grades 9–12 located in the Bronx
The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City. It is also known as Bronx County, the last of the 62 counties of New York State to be incorporated...
, named for American Federation of Labor
The American Federation of Labor was one of the first federations of labor unions in the United States. It was founded in 1886 by an alliance of craft unions disaffected from the Knights of Labor, a national labor association. Samuel Gompers was elected president of the Federation at its...
founder Samuel Gompers
Samuel Gompers was an English-born American cigar maker who became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor , and served as that organization's president from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 until his death in 1924...
To provide the means for intellectual, emotional, ethical, social, and physical growth and an appreciation for cultural and ethnic diversity: to teach all regular education, special education, and bilingual students how to learn, to provide technical skills, and to foster in each student the desire for lifelong learning. This will assist every individual to become an informed and productive participant in our democratic society.