Our Vision

The High School for Language and Diplomacy provides a college-preparatory education committed to the intellectual, cultural and social growth of the students of New York City. We ensure a welcoming community of honesty and respect, develop the academic skills of students of all backgrounds through engaging instruction across content areas, and provide programs directed toward social-emotional health. Our environment fosters service-oriented flexible thinkers through collaboration in and out of the classroom.  We strive to develop a sense of commitment in our students to themselves, their school, and the outside world, graduating proactive global citizens.  

Summer School 2020

Students in grades 9-12:

Students who need to complete a Course In Progress or who need to retake a previously failed course to maintain progress toward graduation will attend between Monday, July 6–Friday, August 14 to recover credits.

Students with 12-month IEP mandates:

Students with 12-month IEP mandates will receive programs and services based on their IEP. Students will receive instruction from Thursday, July 2–Thursday, August 13

For more information go to: NYC DOE Summer School 2020



Summer Reading Parent Letter_English.pdf 

Virtual Ceremony

Dear Seniors and Families,

Please see below for your virtual graduation invitation link. Congratulations to you all. This stream will go live today at 11:00 A.M..

I am so proud of your strength!

Ms. Hernandez

Virtual Graduation

July 2, 2020

11 A.M.

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony


Upcoming Events

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Principal's Message

Dear LAD parents, staff and students,

As we go through these difficult times together, I want to support you as much as I can. Please email me or call if you have any questions.

email: shernandez@landd.org
phone: (973) 988-3511.

If you need to reach our Parent Coordinator, Ms. Constanzo, you can reach her at  (413) 961-0003.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Ms. Hernandez
Remote Learning Grading Policy
50% Classwork/Participation
40% Assessments
10% Projects/Performance Task
  • Students must have an active and working Gmail account
  • Students will check email regularly (at least twice per day)
  • Teachers will send emails with codes to join each class within the next 48-72 hours
  • Students will join Google Classrooms in a timely manner, and begin independent work on day 1 (March 23)
  • Students will participate in virtual meetings with teachers during virtual office hours
  • These meetings are designed to be check-ins and for Q&A sessions; they are the opportunity for students to ask clarifying questions and receive answers in real time
  • Teachers will be tracking attendance at these virtual meetings
  • Students are expected to complete assignments on time
  • Teachers will outline their expectations for completion and submission of work
  • Students who are falling behind must contact their teacher ASAP and work out a plan for success


Parent Teacher Conferences Directory - May 7, 2020 to May 22, 2020. Click the following link for email contacts for LAD administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers.  PTC Directory May 2020.docx 

Students are expected to log in each period as laid out in the student learning schedule.

Student instructional time will be as follows: 9:00 – 11:00 AM and 11:45 -1:15 PM daily, with a scheduled lunch time of 11:00-11:45 PM.  All students are expected to participate in two “live” lessons per week per class via Google Hangouts. When possible, these “live” classes will be recorded via the app and posted to the Google Classroom for student access if you happen to be absent at the time. Teachers will have Office Hours from 1:15 – 2:40 PM daily and they will be available to provide students with extra help, conduct conferences, as well as answer questions about course content.

Need a device? Fill out Remote Learning Device Request form

Google Classroom

Google Classroom App for IPhone

Google Classroom App for Android

NYC DOE Parent Updates

Charter  to offer free WiFi for 60 days

AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus


If you or someone you know is in need of food, please visit the NYC Emergency Food Assistance website  or call the Emergency Food Line at 866-888-8777.

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