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TEACH FOR AMERICA SCHOOL LOOK BOOKThe SCHOOL LOOK BOOK is a research tool to explore placement schools in NYC. The tool specifically focuses on areas such as mission, core values, pedagolical approach, and culture. Through these highlighted areas, we hope to provide TFA alumni teachers with information that they can use when researching next career steps.
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School NameBoroughAddressSchool WebsiteMission/VisionCore ValuesSchool Culture/EnvironmentPedagogical Approach
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47 The American Sign Language and English Secondary SchoolManhattan225 East 23rd Street New York, NY 10010http://www.47aslhs.org/Hearing, hard of hearing and deaf students are actively engaged by staff and parents to acquire a sound education through American Sign Language and English that enables them to become life-long problem solvers and critical thinkers. The educational goals incorporate enhanced academic and technological skills and the ability to communicate effectively
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Academy for Language and TechnologyBronx1700 Macombs Road, Bronx, NY 10453http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/09/X365/default.htmThe Academy for Language and Technology High School, housed in a middle school, CIS 303, offers new immigrants a safe, orderly environment and the chance to learn computer programming and maintenance.Achievement, communication and disciplineThe school has a "warm and caring environment" and parents and faculty are both "enthusiastic about the school's high expectations, according to a Department of Education evaluation of the school.All of the students are Latino, and nearly all are classified as English Language Learners. The school aims to teach students English while perfecting their Spanish. Students take a class in Native Language Arts to prepare for the Spanish language Regents exam.

Students may take classes in computer science or communiciation. In one communications class, students created advertisements, which were critiqued by Michael Arguello, the art director of Saatchi NY, a global advertising agency. {see photo at right
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ACADEMY FOR PERSONAL LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCEBronx120 East 184th Street, Bronx, NY 10468http://www.ms363aple.org/As the core Mission, the Academy is committed to develop socially conscious leaders of the future, in a safe learning environment where students can take risks, achieve academic success, and demonstrate social responsibility. Staff will implement a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with a community service component. This will empower students to develop their role in societyLeadership, respect and responsibilityThe Academy for Personal Leadership looks to create a safe learning environment where students can take risks, achieve academic success, and demonstrate social responsibility.Staff will implement a rigorous, standards-based curriculum with a community service component. This will empower students to develop their role in society
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Academy for Young WritersBrooklyn1065 Elton St, Brooklyn, NY 11239http://www.academyforyoungwriters.org/We intend to help our students prepare for life after high school and to succeed in college. We believe that our students develop strong decision making skills, good study habits, and a strong sense of what it means to be a respected member of a community.Creativity, colloboration and achievementWe are a part of a small schools movement that began in the late 1980's and early 1990's in New York City.We use writing across all areas of our curriculum as a tool for generating comprehension and retaining knowledge. While we do celebrate creative writing, our name derives from the belief that all forms of writing help a person to become better educated and more expressive.
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Academy of Applied Mathematics and TechnologyBronx345 Brook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454http://www.aamt343.com/Academy of Applied Mathematics & Technology Middle School 343 is small school committed to providing a meaningful learning experience for students and families, focusing on technology, to prepare students for the 21st Century.Community, respect and collobarationOur school develops the students intellect and character while guiding individual adolescents to become life long learners. The foundation of our school is student-centeredCritical thinking skills, decision-making skills and effective communication are the educational objective of our learning community. Likewise, our goal is to nurture a community of leaders as we prepare our students for their march through the 21st century
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Academy of Public RelationsBronx778 Forest Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/07/X298/default.htmAcademy of Public Relations (X298) is a voice and technology-themed middle school located
in Community School District 7, in the Bronx. Academy of Public Relations is colocated within
the former I.S. 184 building along with I.S. 296, Jill Chaifetz Transfer High School and P.S.
X017. The school serves approximately 225 students in Grades 6–8 and is open to students
who are residents of District 7, with a limited unscreened enrollment process giving priority
to students who demonstrate interest by signing in at one or several of the following events:
information sessions, school tours, open house, or the middle school fair
Confidence, self-esteem and communityThough our
school sets high expectations, the small class sizes
enable small group and individualized instruction to
meet the needs of our students.Our principal has an
open door policy, holds monthly luncheons with
parents, and facilitates a parent hot topic series.
Our emphasis on
public speaking allows students to gain confidence
and self-esteem. Student-centered activities include
student advisory boards and shared decisionmaking.
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Accion AcademyBronx1825 Prospect Avenue Bronx, NY 10457http://www.accionacademy.com/ACCION Academy students will explore and develop their own sense of identity and will empower themselves as they connect a range of local and global topics to their Bronx communities through a middle school curriculum that integrates academic learning with community action and service projects.Achievement
Community
Consciousness
Integrity
Opportunity
Now!
Our
family-oriented school community focuses on
student achievement, student activism, and service.
Our students are exposed to high school, college,
and career readiness through High School level
courses, college campus visitations, technology, and
opportunities to interact with experts from various
career fields. Through activities such as Student
Congress, Beyond the Bell Afterschool Program,
access to technology, and our hands-on learning
opportunities, Acción Academy students are
prepared to become change agents within their
communities...
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST APOLLO (K774)Brooklyn350 LINWOOD STREET
BROOKLYN, NY11208
http://www.achievementfirst.org/Achievement First Apollo Elementary places a large emphasis on every student graduating from college. In addition to students' daily classroom discussions about college, each year culminates in a trip to a university for a firsthand college experience. The path to college at Achievement First Apollo is a combined emphasis on literacy and character education. Students spend three hours per day on focused literacy instruction, and each week begins with a character education assembly that is then incorporated into lessons taught throughout the week. After-school and intervention programs focus on giving students individualized attention and pushing them to excel. Achievement First Apollo is able to meet and exceed the established academic and character goals due to strong parent engagement with an average of 15-20 volunteer hours per parent.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning..We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST BROWNSVILLE ELEMENTARYBrooklyn2021 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-brownsville-elementary-school/about/
Each week, the entire Achievement First Brownsville Elementary team and family, including teachers, students and parents, gather for Morning Circle, during which the community celebrates successes and identifies challenges to overcome. In addition, students share their learning and talent with their peers, teachers and parents during quarterly "arts nights" and potluck dinners. Students perform before their school community while becoming accomplished dancers, singers and artists. Achievement First Brownsville Elementary students also work hard to achieve academic excellence. The school has introduced a math curriculum which uses a constructivist approach to encourage students to generate their own strategies for solving math problems by using manipulatives, writing and discussion.For two consecutive years, AF Brownsville received the top grade on the New York City Department of Education Progress Reports. (2012, 2013 New York City Department of Education Progress Reports). AF Brownsville made higher-than-average gains in math and ELAResults without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning..We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST BROWNSVILLE MIDDLEBrooklyn2021 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-brownsville-middle-school/about/
Achievement First’s newest middle school, Achievement First Brownsville Middle, is committed to providing an excellent education in an environment full of both rigor and joy. As with all Achievement First middle schools, students at Achievement First Brownsville Middle look forward to field lessons, scholar dollar incentives, and college trips—a critical component of the college-focused curriculum. Achievement First Brownsville Middle is also taking the lead in a number of new initiatives, including a full-scale computer lab for digital learning and a library with scanner checkout system. Students, teachers and parents gather each Friday for Community Circles, which celebrate important achievements in academics and character development, while also identifying challenges to overcome. For two consecutive years, AF Brownsville received the top grade on the New York City Department of Education Progress Reports. (2012, 2013 New York City Department of Education Progress Reports). AF Brownsville made higher-than-average gains in math and ELA.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST BUSHWICK ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL (K538E)Brooklyn125 Covert Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-bushwick-elementary-school/about/
Achievement First Bushwick Elementary serves as one of largest Hispanic population in the Achievement First network. As a result, a substantial portion of the school’s leadership, operations and teaching staff is bilingual, and all materials sent home to parents are written in Spanish and English. The school celebrates the cultural heritage of students and families with a yearly multi-cultural showcase and potluck dinner. Like their cousins at other Achievement First elementary schools, Achievement First Bushwick Elementary students enjoy REACH Circle and a host of fun enrichment activities, including martial arts, drama club, dance club and chorus. The school has partnered with local arts organizations for lessons in music; the guitar club is funded through the Little Kids Rock Foundation and the Piano School provides lessons at a reduced rate. For two consecutive years, AF Bushwick scored in the top 15 percent of all city schools on the New York City Department of Education Progress Reports. In 2013, the NYC DOE highlighted AF Bushwick as one of eight city schools with high-needs populations that excel at preparing students for college and careers. AF Bushwick earned special credit for closing the achievement gap and making outstanding gains with students who have disabilitiesResults without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST BUSHWICK MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL (K538E)Brooklyn1300 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-bushwick-middle-school/about/
At Achievement First Bushwick Middle, teachers strive to build student buy-in, nurture close partnerships with students and parents.Like other Achievement First middle schools in New York, Achievement First Bushwick Middle students have 90 minutes of math instruction and more than two hours of reading instruction every day. The school also offers students the opportunity to perform in a traveling orchestra, which made its Manhattan debut as part of the Vision Jazz Festival. Achievement First Bushwick Middle finds creative ways to recognize and reward achievement. Students participate in Scholar Dollar auctions in which all items are focused on “quality time” with teachers. For two consecutive years, AF Bushwick scored in the top 15 percent of all city schools on the New York City Department of Education Progress Reports. In 2013, the NYC DOE highlighted AF Bushwick as one of eight city schools with high-needs populations that excel at preparing students for college and careers. AF Bushwick earned special credit for closing the achievement gap and making outstanding gains with students who have disabilitiesResults without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST CROWN HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOLBrooklyn790 East New York Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-crown-heights-elementary-school/about/
Achievement First Crown Heights Elementary opened in Brooklyn in 2005 as one of the first two Achievement First schools in New York City. The elementary program has a special school culture that pairs fun incentive programs with a thoughtful emphasis on diversity, conflict resolution and personal enrichment. Students can earn “paw prints” (the school’s mascot is the cougar) and redeem them for special events and activities. In addition, a public scoreboard tracks weekly homework completion and attendance rates for each class, and winning classes are treated to a celebratory party. To learn the school's REACH values (Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship and Hard Work), students read stories, role play, sing songs and create artwork related to each core value. At the end of each month, the school gathers to celebrate what they have learned and to reward students who exemplify REACH.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST CROWN HEIGHTS HIGH CHARTER SCHOOL - BKHS (K356H)
Brooklyn1485 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-brooklyn-high-school/about/
Achievement First Brooklyn High School is based on an innovative premise: closing the achievement gap by providing a prep-school quality education to inner-city students. Achievement First Brooklyn High School combines rigorous academics and high expectations with a host of supports, including SAT prep, intensive college counseling, tutoring, explicit character education and a school culture in which it is “cool” to be smart.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST CROWN HEIGHTS MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL (K356M)Brooklyn790 E New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-crown-heights-middle-school/about/
Achievement First Crown Heights Middle opened in Brooklyn in 2005 as one of the first two Achievement First schools in New York City. Since that time, the school’s goal has been to place all students on a path toward college graduation. AF Crown Heights Middle believes that middle school is a critical time for the development of the strong academic and character skills students need to reach this goal. Teachers provide students with rigorous, exciting, joyful and Common Core-aligned instruction with a strong focus on foundational reading and math skills. Teachers also deliver highly intentional instruction around character development. Each day, students receive "scholar dollars" for attendance, completing assignments and showing strong character skills, which can be used to "purchase" items like Kindles from the scholar dollar store, celebrate through dances and pizza parties, and attend engaging end-of-year trips. AF Crown Heights Middle does everything possible to infuse our school with joy so that students develop a love of learning, growth and achievement.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST EAST NEW YORK ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOL (K358E)
Brooklyn557 Pennsylvania Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-east-new-york-elementary-school/about/
At Achievement First East New York Elementary School, the cornerstone of the school culture is the value of team and family as embodied by the “wolf pack” (the school’s mascot is the wolf). Students earn their way into the pack by demonstrating citizenship, hard work and achievement. Teachers work hard to make sure parents are part of the pack, too. The school distributes a weekly parent newsletter and holds regular workshops on reinforcing aspects of the school program at home. Like other Achievement First schools, Achievement First East New York offers unique enrichment activities. Students can participate in kung-fu, basketball, yoga, track, step team, dance team, chorus, guitar club and African drumming. Last year, one classroom worked with an animation studio to develop the storyline, characters and dialogue for a short animated film.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST EAST NEW YORK MIDDLE CHARTER SCHOOL (K358M)Brooklyn158 Richmond Street
Brooklyn, NY 1120
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-east-new-york-middle-school/about/
Achievement First East New York Middle School is a community of students who are kind, enthusiastic and young at heart, but firm in their belief that they can achieve anything. The school strives to develop students who reach for excellence by thinking critically, listening, learning and articulating opinions with respect and humility. Each month, students have the opportunity to attend exciting events as a result of demonstrating outstanding character and academic achievement. Students may also earn the honor of serving on the Principal Advisory Committee (PAC). Students elected to the PAC meet weekly with members of the school leadership team to discuss improving the school culturally and academically.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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ACHIEVEMENT FIRST ENDEAVOR ELEMENTARY CHARTER SCHOOLBrooklyn510 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-endeavor-elementary-school/about/
Character building is at the heart of the school’s teaching philosophy. Students participate in daily advisories that address peer interaction, conflict resolution and personal growth. Students are pushed out of their comfort zones and into situations that allow them to build confidence. For instance, sixth-graders went camping and explored caves on a recent end-of-year school trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through the school’s Kindness Campaign, students are rewarded for acts of kindness with Mardi Gras beads. Achievement First Endeavor is proud of its teams and clubs, especially the Rhythm and Funk Jazz Band and the boys’ basketball team, which recently won the NYC Charter School Athletic League Championship.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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Achievement First Endeavor Middle Charter SchoolBrooklyn510 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-endeavor-middle-school/about/
Achievement First Endeavor Middle School was recently ranked the fourth best K to eight school in all of New York City (out of nearly 1,100 schools!) on the NYC DOE Progress Reports. Character building is at the heart of the school’s teaching philosophy. Students participate in daily advisories that address peer interaction, conflict resolution and personal growth. Students are pushed out of their comfort zones and into situations that allow them to build confidence. For instance, sixth graders went camping and explored caves on last year’s end-of-year school trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through the school’s Kindness Campaign, students are rewarded for acts of kindness with Mardi Gras beads. Achievement First Endeavor is proud of its team and clubs, especially the Rhythm and Funk Jazz Band and the boys’ basketball team, which won the NYC Charter School Athletic League Championship.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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Achievement First Linden Elementary School (K788)Brooklyn800 VAN SICLEN AVE
BROOKLYN, NY11207
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-linden-elementary-school/about/
Achievement First Linden Elementary prepares students to one day graduate from college and serve as leaders in our communities, specifically in East New York. We believe this path to college starts from the first minute of kindergarten. In order to make the promise of college a reality, our instruction is aligned to a high academic bar, with over four hours of literacy instruction, nearly 90 minutes of math instruction, and additional social studies or science instruction each day. Through our LINDEN values—Love, Integrity, Never give up, Dream, Enthusiasm and No limits—we explicitly teach the character skills that students need to be successful. We integrate character instruction into our academic program so students see the connection between these values, working hard and academic success. Our school is a structured, joyous and rigorous place that inspires a love of learning within each of our students. We work closely with families and emphasize our targeted intervention programs to give students individualized attention that will enable them to excel in middle school, high school, college and beyond.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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Achievement First North Brooklyn Prep Charter School (K784)Brooklyn200 WOODBINE STREET
BROOKLYN, NY11221
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-north-brooklyn-prep-elementary-school/about/
At Achievement First North Brooklyn Prep Elementary, we gather as a community every morning. By starting our day together as the “Elephant Herd of Bushwick,” we demonstrate our commitment to joy, community and scholarly engagement from the very beginning of each day. Students feel deeply committed to the school. They can articulate, “I would not be the same if I was not a part of the AF North Brooklyn Prep community, and the AF North Brooklyn Prep community would not be the same without me.” At our core, we believe that it’s our responsibility to set our students on the path to college beginning in the first minute of kindergarten. We equip them with a deeply internalized love of learning, and the academic skills and college-readiness habits necessary to climb the mountain to and through college. Through rigorous instruction and constant challenge, we prepare our scholars to achieve outstanding academic results. We believe that critical thinking and the ability to communicate thoughts both orally and in writing are foundational to academic success. Therefore, our students are asked to grapple with complicated questions and topics throughout the day, and they are regularly asked to defend their thinking in each subject. Through our academic program and our focus on character and community building, our students are inspired and prepared to excel in middle school, high school, college and beyond.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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Achivement First Aspire Charter SchoolBrooklyn982 Hegeman Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11208
http://www.achievementfirst.org/schools/new-york-schools/achievement-first-aspire-elementary-school/about/
Achievement First Aspire Elementary prepares our students to achieve high academic results and to develop the skills to serve as leaders in our communities. We believe the path to college starts from the first minute of kindergarten. Therefore, our students spend more than three hours every day in reading class. Our school is a structured, joyous and rigorous place that helps build character and inspires a love of learning within each of our students. We place a high emphasis on practice and use targeted intervention programs to give students individualized attention so that they can excel in middle school, high school, college and beyond.Results without excuses; Excellence is a habit; Team & Family; Whatever it takes; Many minds, one mission; Everything with integrityThe culture at our schools is one of rigor and joy—you can sense the urgency and energy when you enter an Achievement First school. Our lessons are geared to engage students and foster a lifelong love of learning.We believe deeply in the power of culturally responsive teaching as a way to achieve meaningful student personal and academic growth in the classroom. Our coaching model focuses on the three pillars of culturally responsive teaching as defined by Gloria Ladson-Billings (1995): academic success, cultural competence and critical consciousness. We strive to partner with schools who are in line with this approach and who will support and encourage teachers to work with these outcomes in mind.
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Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High SchoolBronx333 East 151st Street, Bronx, NY 10451http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/07/X600/default.htmIt is the mission of Alfred E. Smith Vocational High School to provide its students with the best vocational and academic education. Our integrated instructional program will result in a Regents Diploma with a vocational endorsement. We offer students a solid preparation for college, and training for employment in automotive trades, pre-engineering, or building trades.Our students can earn both an academic Regents
diploma as well as a State-approved technical
endorsement in the Automotive trades. Our ninth
grade program is specifically designed to transition
students into high school by providing additional
academic support in both ELA and Math. Students
immediately begin their career sequence in ninth
grade with hands-on classes in their CTE program.
Our College and Career Center counsels students as
they develop their post-secondary plans by offering
frequent college trips, mentoring and internship
opportunities and career interest workshops.
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Banana Kelly High SchoolBronx965 LONGWOOD AVENUE
BRONX, NY10459
http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/08/X530/default.htmOur mission is to develop a thoughtful community where staff, parents and students can ambitiously challenge themselves to reach high standards of excellence in a supportive culture through the evolvement of appropriate habits of mind. Our aim is to become a school where all students strive to articulate meaningful learning and apply what they learned to effect change in their communities and the broader environment. We will work to create a place where individual experiences and different learning styles are valued as we all plan collaboratively, teaching and learning from each other. We will work to produce well-informed learners capable of shaping their own futuresCollaboration, community, individual experiences and different learning styles are valued in our school communityWe are a small high school in the Longwood section
of the Bronx that focuses on building strong, positive
relationships to support student growth and
achievement.
Our mission is to prepare all students to be
successful in the 21st century through collaboration,
community involvement and college and career
readiness. We accomplish this by offering a rigorous
Regents/ Common Core/ college preparatory
curriculum to all students, using and building
partnerships within the community and offering
advanced coursework for students who are
academically high performers.
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Baychester Middle SchoolBronx3750 Baychester Ave, Bronx, NY 10466http://www.baychesterwaves.org/pd/11X532/index.htmlWe believe that our first responsibility is to our students and to their right to an education that prepares them to succeed in college.
Our students will receive daily personalized support and enrichment in a safe and rigorous learning environment.
We acknowledge that our students are our equal partners and empower them to make choices that affect their path to college.


Our second responsibility is to those who work with us and to their right to professional collaboration and leadership opportunities.
Our staff will receive on-going support through a peer accountability system rooted in a reciprocal cycle of feedback.
We acknowledge that our staff is invaluable to our success as an organization; we pledge to listen to their ideas and concerns.


Our third and final responsibility is to the families of our students where we work and their right to partner with us to shape our policies.
Our families will receive convenient and consistent communication about our plans and the opportunity to voice their thoughts.
We acknowledge that our school model must align with the values and needs of the community's changing population.
Responsibility, collaboration and communityOur students will receive daily personalized support and enrichment in a safe and rigorous learning environment.
We acknowledge that our students are our equal partners and empower them to make choices that affect their path to college.
Advisory
College Prep Learning Experiences
Enrichment & Athletics
Hear what parents have to say: Refer to web link for more info:http://www.baychesterwaves.org/site_res_view_folder.aspx?id=031ab39b-d1f5-43bc-9a67-7a3dd1cb12a1
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Bedford Stuyvesant Headstart Early Childhood Development CenterBrooklyn275 Marcus Garvey Blvd , Brooklyn NY 11221
http://www.momtrusted.com/childcare/preschool-in-brooklyn-bedford-stuyvesant-early-childhood-development-center-head-start-02355a85223a
Established in 1981 the Head Start Sponsoring Board Council of the City of New York (“HSSBC” or the “Council”) is the middle source between the City of New York’s receivers of federal Head Start dollars and approximately 73 delegate agencies which operate over 200 Head Start direct service centers throughout the five boroughs. Any agency receiving Head Start funds from the New York City Administration of Children’s Services are automatically members of HSSBC. The Council is a membership organization with 2500 unionized and 500 management (non-unionized) employees
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Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter SchoolBrooklyn82 Lewis Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206http://bsnbcs.org/At the Bedford Stuyvesant New Beginnings Charter School, families, educators and community members will join together to create a supportive and rigorous academic environment for all students. Through the pursuit of 21st century learning, project based & service learning, and traditional coursework, students will be prepared to succeed in academically competitive schools as well as become responsible citizens of the global communitySelf-control, kindness, respect, hard work, truth and excellencehttp://bsnbcs.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Culture-and-Discipline-Handbook-2014-2015.pdfStaff members, students, and families have equal parts in ensuring the academic success of the individuals in our school community. We have outlined the responsibilities of each stakeholder as a reminder of the commitment it takes to achieve to our highest potential. To learn more please visit:http://bsnbcs.org/our-approach/
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Beginning With Children Charter SchoolBrooklyn11 Bartlett Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206http://www.bwccschool.org/Mission: BwCCS is a diverse, caring and nurturing learning community that fosters high academic achievement and the development of ethical character for elementary and middle school students. An enriched curriculum and dynamic partnerships between the school, families and community enable all students to excel. Continual assessment and evaluation enhance the educational program. BwCCS prepares graduates for success in high school, college and beyond by developing independent thinkers and active citizensNo opt out(No excuses), Collective Partnership, Reflection and Practice, Scholars Come First, Attention to Details, Every Minute Matters, 100 Percent EffortBwCCS is a diverse, caring and nurturing learning community that fosters high academic achievement and the development of ethical character for elementary and middle school studentsBwCCS helps students develop the critical thinking and analytical skills necessary to succeed in higher education and professional careers.

In addition to math and ELA, social studies, science, Spanish, art, music, and physical education are part of the BwCCS core curriculum. Technology is used as a tool to enhance learning. Our rigorous academic program is aligned with the New York State Learning Standards and is integrated across disciplines. In addition to strong academics, we also support the social and emotional development of our students. Our students learn the importance of integrity, persistence and team work.
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Beginning with Children Charter School IIBrooklyn215 Heyward Street, First Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
http://www.bwccs2.org/BwCCS 2 is a nurturing community that fosters a love of learning and the development of character for students in grades K-8. Our students achieve academic excellence and are prepared to succeed in top performing high schools and colleges. BwCCS 2 students develop and use G.R.I.T. (Good Judgment, Resilience, Integrity, and Teamwork) for personal and community improvement.No opt out(No excuses), Collective Partnership, Reflection and Practice, Scholars Come First, Attention to Details, Every Minute Matters, 100 Percent EffortThe Beginning with Children Charter School 2 educational program aims to nourish intellectual curiosity and to inspire our students to become self-directed, independent learners. Teachers integrate themes from the core subjects of reading, math, science and social studies into all aspects of the curriculum and it includes technology, the arts, physical fitness, music and other enrichment.We use an inquiry-based workshop model of instruction for delivery in all major subjects. The model consists of key elements that provide for instructional coherence across the school. The workshop includes a mini-lesson or direct instruction, guided practice, independent application, assessment, and review/sharing. During the mini-lesson skills and strategies are taught directly and modeled for students. It is followed by guided practice with all students. The guided practice reinforces the skills taught in the mini-lesson and provides the teacher the opportunity to assess student acquisition. If students demonstrate basic understanding of the new skill they are sent off to work independently or in small groups to apply the new skill. The teacher observes and assesses student application of the skill and conducts a final summary and review of the day’s learning. Journals, response logs and notebooks are essential tools of this instructional model across subject areas and grades
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Belmont Preparatory High SchoolBronx500 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/10/X434/default.htmOur mission is “to prepare college-bound students for the world of higher education through a rigorous academic program provided by an inspired and caring staff in a small learning community.”The
curriculum is based in the humanities and uses an
interdisciplinary approach to infuse language arts
throughout so that students are college and careerready
upon graduation.
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Block InstituteBrooklyn376 Bay 44th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11214
http://blockinstitute.org/Based in Brooklyn, New York, we provide unique and individualized services to children and adults with disabilities who reside within the five boroughs of New York City. Our programs include Educational Services, Adult Day Services, Vocational Services and Residential Services, as well as Medicaid Service Coordination and Clinical Services.At Block Institute,
we are committed
to community awareness, sensitivity and acceptance of individuals with disabilities
Block Institute provides services to approximately 1,400 individuals each year, including children with special needs enrolled in Education Services, adults in our Day Services programs, and adults in Residential Services. Individuals that qualify to receive services at Block Institute are those who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability prior to the age of 21 years. Diagnoses which fall within the realm of a developmental disability include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Learning and Attentional Disorders, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Speech and Language Disorders, Global Developmental Delays, Intellectual or Cognitive delays, Traumatic Brain Injury, and individuals who present with a cognitive delay and are deemed to be medically fragile or medically involved.
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Brilla College PrepBronx413 East 144th Street, Bronx, NY 10454http://brillacollegeprep.org/Brilla College Preparatory Charter School (“Brilla College Prep”), a K-5 school grounded in the classical tradition, will develop students into young men and women of good character and spirit by fostering their cognitive, social, emotional, and physical excellenceCourage, Wisdom, Justice, Self ControlWe will foster a robust school culture, in which character development is uniquely integrated across all content areas. Students will develop and practice courage, sound judgment, responsibility, and self-mastery. As our name suggests, Brilla scholars will shine as beacons of hope both within and beyond our school wallsAt Brilla College Prep Charter School, our instruction is driven by the setting of rigorous goals and outstanding student achievement. To achieve this goal, we set rigorous standards for our students and provide a research based curriculum and ongoing professional development. Our teachers continuously analyze student data to drive our daily instruction and long-term planning. Our goal is to ensure that every student achieves.
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BRONX ACADEMY OF LETTERS (X551)Bronx339 Morris Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
http://urbanassembly.org/bal.htmlThe Urban Assembly is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underserved students by providing them with the academic and life skills necessary for college and career success. We create district public schools that are open to all students, scale up promising programs, and coordinate with hundreds of partner organizations in the private, public, non- profit and higher education sectors. During the 2014-15 school year, we are serving nearly 9,000 students in 23 schools from under-resourced neighborhoods across The Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
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Bronx Alliance Middle SchoolBronx3750 Baychester Avenue Bronx NY 10466http://www.bronxalliancemiddleschool.com/Bronx Alliance is founded upon a philosophy of building positive relationships with our students and getting to know who our students are, not only as learners, but as unique individuals. We are determined to provide each of our students with a successful middle school experience, one that will ensure that they are fully prepared for high school, college, careers and beyond.Persistent, accountable, communication, and team skillsWe are a school that prides itself in creating an intimate learning environment where students are placed in classrooms of smaller sizes in order to create a more pesronal learning experience.At Bronx Alliance, students receive instruction in Humanities, Mathematics, Science, Art, Physical Education, Conflict resolution and Guidance. Weekly elective classes are rotated each trimester and include yoga, chess, creative writing, fitness, STEP and technology. We meet as a school twice weekly at our Town Hall meetings and all students are assigned an Advisor who they meet with twice weekly in small Advisory groups.
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BRONX BRIDGES HIGH SCHOOLBronx525 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019http://www.bronxbridges.org/BRONX BRIDGES strives to build a small community where EVERY student is known personally and supported in achieving their intellectual, linguistic, and social-emotional potential. Teachers and staff work closely with students to help them achieve their academic goals and explore their interests and passions. Our community is designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners.High expectations, hard work, resilience, and communityBronx Bridges is a small community that looks to create a culture that honors and values the contributions of all members of our community--students, parents school faculty and staff, educational partners, and the local community. Our students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds are an integral part of our academic work. We are committed to assisting students in maintaining the richness of their personal histories and providing them with a sense of their place in the greater community.BRONX BRIDGES is an ideal community for English Language Learners, including students whose native language is Spanish, French, Bengali, and Arabic. BRONX BRIDGES provides an academically rigorous and intellectually challenging experience to ensure that ALL students are in a position to positively impact their community and access opportunities in the broader society
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BRONX CAREER AND COLLEGE PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOLBronx800 Home Street, Bronx, NY 10456http://www.bccprep.com/Bronx Career & College Preparatory High School prepares students to be successful 21st century participants. We couple relevant internship experiences with rigorous academic learning experiences. As a result, students develop four standards of professionalism and learn to be prompt, prepared, positive and productive. Students at Bronx Career College Preparatory High School also strive to embody our core principles as they develop responsibility, teamwork, and the resiliency needed to enter college and to exceed academic and industry-based standards.

Bronx Career & College Preparatory High School provides small class size, advisory, internships, and quality college and career readiness instruction and training to ensure that 100% of students graduate prepared for college and careers. There is a strong culture that mirrors college and employment where students respect teachers, work hard and arrive on time. As a result, Bronx Career College Preparatory High School stands as an autonomous educational institution free from outside dictate. We ensure that each student is cognitively engaged, fully valued and fully heard.
Responsibility: Worthy of and answerable for an act performed or for its consequences.

Teamwork: A group of people who work collaboratively to accomplish the same goals.

Resiliency: The ability to recover, adapt, and adjust in order to overcome difficulty or change.
There is a strong culture that mirrors college and employment where students respect teachers, work hard and arrive on time. As a result, Bronx Career College Preparatory High School stands as an autonomous educational institution free from outside dictate. We ensure that each student is cognitively engaged, fully valued and fully heard.Bronx Career & College Preparatory High School prepares students to be successful 21st century participants. We couple relevant internship experiences with rigorous academic learning experiences. As a result, students develop four standards of professionalism and learn to be prompt, prepared, positive and productive. Students at Bronx Career College Preparatory High School also strive to embody our core principles as they develop responsibility, teamwork, and the resiliency needed to enter college and to exceed academic and industry-based standards
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Bronx Collegiate AcademyBronx240 East 172nd Street, Bronx, NY 10457http://schools.nyc.gov/schoolportals/09/x227/default.htmThe Bronx Expeditionary Learning High School is a small, academically rigorous high school that will prepare students to succeed in college and pursue professional careersEquity, High Expectations, Community, and CollaborationOur school looks to create a culture and learning environment that pushes students to connect academics with authenthic, real-world experiences and adventures.The school will engage students in deep, inquiry-based, learning, promote active, student-centered instruction that connects academics with authentic, real-world experiences and adventure, ensure equity and high expectations and integrate families, students and community members into all aspects of the school.
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Bronx Compass High SchoolBronx1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473http://www.bronxcompass.org/The Bronx Compass High School is a community of creative learners engaged in the design, production, and exhibition of high-quality, meaningful work. Our mission is to honor young people by creating a truly personalized, student-centric school model where learning is aligned to the unique interests, talents, and aspirations of our students. We honor and celebrate every student at the Bronx Compass by providing the support necessary for each of them to develop a personal vision for his or her future. Using that personal vision as a compass, our school community can put students on a personal pathway to success by connecting them to the opportunities that best suit their vision and by helping them track their progress and make appropriate adjustments along the way. Additionally, our comprehensive arts, technology, and internship programs provide students with ample opportunities to explore their interests and develop mastery related to their talents.Community, creativity, student-centric and authenticityBronx Compass looks to create a community that connects students with cutting-edge tools, studio spaces, publishing platforms, real world experts, internships in interest-related fields, and challenging tasks related to their personal visions. Additionally, our students will design, produce and present their work to authentic audiences and evaluate their work against real world standards.1: The Learning Plan
The learning plan is your map and every student has one. Every Monday in Advisory, students will set an academic SMART goal for the week. A SMART goal is a goal that is:

S - Specific goals explain what you want to accomplish, why, who else is involved, where the goal applies, and which requirements or constraints are related to the goal.
M - Measurable goals outline how much, how many, and how you know you've accomplished the goal.
A - Attainable goals have a clear plan for how the goal can be accomplished.
R- Relevant goals are worth while to you, challenging to you, and set at the right time based on the person you are.
T - Time-bound goals describe what you can do in a specific amount of time.

Students and advisors track student goals throughout the week. Every Friday in advisory, students review the data related to their goals and reflect on the outcome. This reflection informs their goal for the following week.
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Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning(BECA)Bronx250 East 164th Street Bronx, NY 10456http://www.bronxearlycollegeacademy.org/At Bronx Early College Academy (BECA) we strive to develop a community of principled citizens, students, families, staff, and community members who commit to preparing all students to successfully participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.We BELIEVE that all students have the freedom to pursue their passions and curiosities as they learn to take personal responsibility for their own learning.
We ENGAGE imagination, encourage reflection, and nurture students' thinking to embrace a sense of international mindedness.
We COMMIT to developing students who have the skills, knowledge, and character necessary to take action in caring for themselves and others.
We strive to ACHIEVE balance between academics, individual creativity, and a desire to be of service to others
We look to create an environment that creates experiences in which students will be prepared, empowered, and enlightened to make good choices, access superior opportunities for college and careers, and successfully navigate our complex global societyWe ENGAGE imagination, encourage reflection, and nurture students' thinking to embrace a sense of international mindedness
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Bronx Leadership Academy II High SchoolBronx730A Concourse Village West, Bronx, NY 10451http://www.bronxleadershipacademy2.org/We have a passion for working with 14-20 year olds. We have the responsibility to transform middle-schoolers into young adults ready for the world. We want our students to begin to find a sense of purpose and place in the world, to see the connection between school and the real world they are much more interested in. Or students are deeply interested in the concepts of right and wrong, of justice, etc. We need to engage their curiosity and help them interact with the world. We need to let them practice having bits of responsibility. We believe that it is through this connection to the outside world that our students will find the motivation to achieve in other parts of their lives – we need to ensure they have the hope and belief in themselves to envision for themselves a future beyond graduation.Self-control, passion, initiative, respect, kindness, tenacity and inquisitivenessWe look to create a culture that fosters development and at the same time offers social and emotional support that goes beyond academicsWe need to have exceptionally engaging curriculum that will frame our content and skills in such a way as to give purpose and interest to learning. We need our curriculum to be exceptional in its differentiation because our students are at a variety of levels. We need to be exceptional in having a bedrock of literacy in all subject areas as a way of thinking. We need to be exceptional in our ability to challenge ALL our students to think critically. We need to be exceptional in our delivery of this curriculum as well. We need ensure students don't fall through the cracks, and track their progress. We believe we need to constantly reflect on how we can further improve what we are doing and work together to become exceptional. We know it will not happen overnight, but that we are capable and expected to be working toward an exceptional curriculum
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Bronx Lighthouse Charter SchoolBronx1005 Intervale Avenue, Bronx, NY 10459http://www.lighthouse-academies.org/schools/bronxWe prepare our students for college through a rigorous arts-infused program. All students will be taught by a highly effective teacher in a nurturing environment and will achieve at high levels. Each student will develop the knowledge, skills and values necessary for responsible citizenship and life-long learning. The impact of our collective efforts will fundamentally change public education.Transformation, Responsible Citizen and CollaborationOur school looks to create a nurturing environment that places an emphasis on social development and integration of diverse cultural opportunities augments learning and broadens horizons.Lighthouse Academies has transformed thousands of students’ lives, moving them toward college and lifelong success. We have achieved this with a three-pronged approach — Rigorous Academics, Social Development and Arts Infusion. Each focus area is powerful on its own, but together they promote learning and comprehension on an extraordinary scale.
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Bronx Park Middle SchoolBronx2441 Wallace Ave, Bronx, NY 10467http://www.bronxparkms.info/Bronx Park Middle School is a small, innovative school that offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary college and career preparatory curriculum with a theme of applying learning to problem-based projects within the fields of modern, sustainable careers. “We are on the path to finding our life’s work and passion. We hear our community, country, and planet calling us to solve the problems that face them. Through professionalism, reflection, innovation, determination, and empathy we are becoming the people who solve these problems. At Bronx Park Middle School we put our learning to work.”Professionalism, Reflection, Innovation, Determination and EmpathyHere at Bronx Park Middle School, we base a lot of our conversation around culture and student social/emotional development around our core PRIDE values. Each student who attends our school is familiar with each value and how those values will help them get into flow so they may grow and find their purpose. Below, you will find some more information regarding our core PRIDE ValuesAt Bronx Park Middle School all students will work to improve their academic Flow by showing growth in reading comprehension and the ability to demonstrate knowledge through writing across our interdisciplinary curricula, through the implementation of best practices in literacy instruction. Though inquiring into sustainable careers, Bronx Park students find intrinsic engagement in their learning as they experience the cross-curricular connections between disciplines, explore big questions, and engage in authentic performances or acts of social justice. Though embedded literacy skills such as reading, writing and thinking argumentatively in all content areas, all Bronx Park students will show measurable growth, as they continually work towards being their best selves.
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Bronx Preparatory Charter SchoolBronx3872 3rd Ave, Bronx, NY 10457
http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/bronx-prep-high-school
Bronx Prep is Democracy Prep’s first New York campus outside of Harlem. Over its nearly 14 years of operation, Bronx Prep Charter School has developed a reputation as a widely respected institution serving a high-needs pocket of New York City. Concerned that it was not doing all it could to prepare underserved middle and high school students for higher education, community involvement, and lifelong success through a structured environment of high expectations, the Bronx Prep Board of Trustees chose Democracy Prep to manage the school for the 2014-15 school year. - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/bronx-prep-high-school#sthash.AqvKeC00.dpufResponsible Citizens,Ouir school looks to create an environment that proves that all students-regardless of what zip code they are born into- can perform at high academic levels, we seek to transform not only the lives of the students at Democracy Prep but also the expectation of what public schools can achieve.The Democracy Prep model is built on the best practices of high-performing, “no excuses” charter networks nationwide. These networks have proven–for more than 20 years–that demographics do not determine destiny and that low-income students can be successful in the college of their choice.

Democracy Prep enhances this “no excuses” model by adding three additional unique program elements.

- See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.MaBPYnga.dpuf
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Bronx River High SchoolBronx3000 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461http://bronxriverhighschool.org/The Bronx River High School exists in order to ensure that our students are ready for the academic and social rigors of a college education.
We strive to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for all students through development-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Our mission is to ensure that all students are “college-ready” when they graduate, in addition to building a strong moral character that stresses the value of caring for ourselves, each other, our school, and the larger community in which we live.
Love of learning, optimism, grit, intellectual curiosity and caringOur school looks to build a culture that believes in the power of collaboration among everyone in our learning community, teachers, students and other adults. Here you will find an exceptional staff of highly qualified, dedicated teachers that share one passion: creating an exceptional school to achieve the best result for our students.Advisory: We have a strong Advisory program, where our students will have the same Teacher Advisor for their entire high school career. Our advisories focus on the development of a strong web of social and emotional support for our students, as well the development of a strong moral character. Our Teacher Advisors create the partnership between our school and our families, ensuring direct and frequent communication.



Extended Day: We offer an extended day in order to give our students double math and double English classes. We give them the time to really explore and deepen their understanding of concepts, as well as time to practice and reinforce their skills.



College Preparation: We offer partnerships with colleges, frequent college visits, SAT preparation and assistance throughout the entire college application process.



Blue Engine: Through a partnership with Blue Engine, we have highly qualified Teaching Assistants in every Math and ELA class, offering a 5:1 teacher to student ratio (see the website: www.blueengine.org )



Online Access for Grades & Attendance: We offer a web based application, PupilPath.com, which gives students, parents and teachers access to grades and attendance anywhere and anytime through the internet
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Bronx WorksBronx60 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10453
http://www.bronxworks.org/BronxWorks helps individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, we feed, shelter, teach, and support our neighbors to build a stronger community.In all aspects of our work, BronxWorks strives for the highest ethical and performance standards and is guided by the belief that people are to be treated with dignity and respect regardless of their present situation or past experiences
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Bronx Writing AcademyBronx270 E 167th St, Bronx, NY 10456http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/09/X323/default.htmOur mission is to improve the academic achievement and support the personal development of every student in our school through a rigorous, writing-based curriculum.
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Bronxdale High SchoolBronx925 Astor Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469http://www.bronxdalehs.org/Rooted in inquiry-based learning, Bronxdale High School is dedicated to fostering a realistic, relevant and hands-on educational experience for all students.Collaboration, Communication, Community and CuriosityThrough collaboration, both in the school and surrounding community, students will be immersed in an environment that:

Engages inquiry - Promotes proactive learning - Cultivates curiosity.

Supports student thinking and helps them to communicate with clarity & precision in order to instill an intrinsic desire for life-long learning.
Inquiry based learning approach. For educators, inquiry implies emphasis on the development of inquiry skills and the nurturing of inquiring attitudes or habits of mind that will enable individuals to continue the quest for knowledge throughout life.

An important outcome of inquiry should be useful knowledge about the natural and human-designed worlds.
How are these worlds organized?
How do they change?
How do they interrelate? and
How do we communicate about, within, and across these worlds?
These broad concepts contain important issues and questions that individuals will face throughout their lives. Also, these concepts can help organize the content of the school curriculum to provide a relevant and cumulative framework for effective learning. An appropriate education should provide individuals with different ways of viewing the world, communicating about it, and successfully coping with the questions and issues of daily living
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Brooklyn Ascend Lower SchoolBrooklyn205 Rockaway Parkway,Brooklyn NY 11212http://www.ascendlearning.org/design/lower-schoolSpanning kindergarten through grade 5, the lower school establishes a foundation of strong basic skills, intellectual stamina, the capacity to think critically, and enthusiasm for learning. On promotion to middle school, Ascend students are equipped to undertake a course of study that is the equal to that offered at elite private schools.
An extended school day provides for more academic learning time and for a rich curriculum that includes instruction in Spanish, music, the visual arts, physical education, and dance.
Ascend’s rich liberal arts curriculum, tightly aligned with Common Core educational standards, blends teacher-led instruction, inquiry, cognitively-guided instruction (CGI), and college-style discussion from the earliest grades
cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-controlThe Ascend Lower School culture is nurturing, joyful, and purposeful.
Many charter schools rely on a No Excuses program of consequences for behavioral infractions. Instead, Ascend schools tap the Responsive Classroom model to build students’ own social and emotional capacities to self-manage. Positive language replaces warnings and threats, and students learn empathy, collaborative problem-solving, and self-discipline; consequences are sensible, not punitive. Building on this culture of self-discipline, throughout the school teachers focus on what students are learning and what excites them, rather than on how they are behaving.
The school as a whole gathers for “Morning Motivation,” and as the formal school day begins, students and teachers gather in their classrooms for Morning Meeting, where they greet one another, share news, and warm up for the day ahead.
Ascend schools tap the Responsive Classroom model to build students’ own social and emotional capacities to self-manage. Positive language replaces warnings and threats, and students learn empathy, collaborative problem-solving, and self-discipline; consequences are sensible, not punitive. Building on this culture of self-discipline, throughout the school teachers focus on what students are learning and what excites them, rather than on how they are behaving.
The school as a whole gathers for “Morning Motivation,” and as the formal school day begins, students and teachers gather in their classrooms for Morning Meeting, where they greet one another, share news, and warm up for the day ahead.
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Brooklyn Ascend Middle SchoolBrooklyn123 East 98th Street, Brooklyn NY 11212
http://www.ascendlearning.org/schools/brownsville-ascend-middle
In another departure from other school networks, Ascend entrusts students with increasing levels of responsibility and autonomy in the middle-school grades. Students develop a sense of agency, voice, and individuality.
The scaffolding of the early years is gradually pulled away so that by the time they reach college students can self-manage with full autonomy.
The Ascend middle school cultivates a fiercely intellectual culture which celebrates the emerging intellectual interests, curiosities, and pursuits of each scholar—a culture where “it’s cool to be smart.”
cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy, and self-controlAt Ascend, teachers assertively shape students’ habits, values, and aspirations. Teachers hold stark convictions: knowledge is the ticket to a better future. Effort, not talent, is the determinant of success, and students are the masters of their own destinies. They can beat the odds, there are no shortcuts, and the goal for every child is college.
By explicitly teaching classroom procedures, teachers build classroom environments where learning can flourish and behavioral problems are a rarity. Low-level misbehavior and incessant verbal corrections, which typically plague urban classrooms, are replaced with a “warm/strict” embrace that conveys respect, confidence, and caring. As the year progresses, success builds on success, and students develop a new conception of themselves and their futures.
First among urban charter school networks, Ascend has adopted the Responsive Classroom model in every school.
Ascend schools replace prescriptive discipline—where teachers mete-out an escalating series of consequences for misbehavior, including suspension—with a research-based practice that helps students develop social and emotional competencies in a strong, safe, and warm school community.
Every morning in each class, students and teachers gather to greet one another, share news, and warm-up for the day ahead. Throughout the school, teachers talk about what students are learning and what excites them, rather than how they are behaving. Instead of warnings and threats, teachers use positive language that promotes learning, a sense of belonging, and self-discipline. When students do misbehave, logical consequences allow them to fix and learn from their mistakes while preserving their dignity
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BROOKLYN EAST COLLEGIATE CHARTER SCHOOL (K780)Brooklyn80 UNDERHILL AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY11238
http://brooklyneastcollegiate.uncommonschools.org/Brooklyn East Collegiate first opened its doors in August of 2010. Our mission is to prepare all students to succeed in and graduate from collegeWe work hard and use common sense because elevating student achievement and transforming lives requires constant attention to hundreds of different elements — not one, magical 100% solution but rather one hundred, individual 1% solutionsWe believe that creativity flourishes within a structured academic environment. Good work cannot occur unless there is a safe and orderly environment in and out of the classroom.
We have high academic and behavioral expectations. High expectations demand significant amounts of extra support before, during, and after school and on Saturdays.
We know that without great teachers, nothing else matters. Teachers must have the time and professional tools and resources to do their jobs effectively
Focus on Literacy, Targeted Curriculum Focusing on Basic Skills, Make More Time, Assess Early and Often to Drive the Instructional Program, Emphasis on College, Provide Structure and Order, Internet and Computer Use
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Brooklyn Lab SchoolBrooklyn999 Jamaica Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11208http://www.brooklynlabschool.org/We believe that you deserve the opportunity to have a range of choice for attending college. We contend that every student should experience a rigorous high school education that prepares him or her for success in college and post-secondary life. We believe that with the right supports, expectations and school culture, you can excelIn a small school with a culture that values good teaching, creative programming
and broad community/parent engagement, students achieve great things.
Our school is an environment where you will be known well, cared for, and graduate knowing that there is nothing that cannot be accomplished with perseverance, the pursuit of knowledge and community involvement. We strive to be a place where all of our students are accepted to college, confident that they have the knowledge, skills and habits that will ensure them post graduation success with their academic endeavors, careers and healthy lives.We
have created a small, personalized and intellectually demanding school. Reducing
our school size, however, is not on its own sufficient to achieve the positive academic gains and social outcomes that we envision. We strive to ensure that you
will receive an excellent education. This requires getting to know students well. We
believe that you will learn best in close-knit, nurturing environment where no child
can fall through the cracks and where students develop “relational trust” with
adults and other students in the building. This combination of academic and social
support is what will set Brooklyn Lab aside from schools that are less successful
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Brooklyn Preparatory High SchoolBrooklyn257 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211http://www.brooklynprephs.org/Brooklyn Prep is a small college-going high school where academic rigor and excellence is expected; a community where every student is known well; and a learning organization where both young people and adults are actively engaged in inquiry, reflection, and collaboration. Our responsibility is to develop in all students Habits of Mind, Work, and Heart needed to succeed in a challenging college program and fulfilling career.Perspective, connections, analysis, expression, self-awareness, eagerness, organization, perserverance, and resourcefulnessAt Brooklyn Preparatory High School we emphasize learning around the Habits of Mind, Work and Heart, and strive to make sure all students maintain high expectations for themselves and their peers. BPHS is a college-focused school and we provide rigorous academic offerings, extracurricular activities and other opportunities for students to build their experiences for college and career after graduation.In order to support students to achieve high expectations, each teacher has a group of about 15 students fostering relationships that contribute to an academic community. Brooklyn Prep’s advisory program consists of three strands:

1) Academic Skills-Includes progress report and report card discussions, goal setting and transcript reviews.

2) College Knowledge-Includes interest surveys, college and career research and trips to colleges.

3) Socio-Emotional Growth-Includes team-building, conflict resolution skills, and health studies
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Brooklyn School for Global StudiesBrooklyn284 Baltic Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/15/K429/default.htmThe Brooklyn School for Global Studies, a 6-12 grade learning community, is a New Visions for Public School that is committed to providing each student with a solid and purposeful education embedded in a standards-based environment. Our theme-based curriculum seeks to make connections between all courses of study, the individual student and the real world. We firmly believe that all children can learn. As such, every member of our community seeks to enhance their instructional practice, create meaningful learning experiences for our students, and foster an excitement for learning that endures throughout their lives. Our curriculum is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their learning and growth, and to fulfill our school's mission which is "Understanding Ourselves, the World and How to Make Change."
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Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter SchoolBrooklyn500 19th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215http://www.bugsbrooklyn.org/The mission of BUGS is to provide a hands-on, interdisciplinary education to young adolescents of all abilities and backgrounds, with a focus on real-world problem solving and the exploration of environmental sustainability. BUGS students will excel in the core academic subjects and become engaged community members who are critical thinkers prepared to achieve excellence in high school and beyond.Community - We are inclusive, interdependent, respectful, compassionate and generous in serving others.

Awareness - We are present, open-minded, reflective and honest.

Reach - We stretch ourselves intellectually, emotionally and physically; approach mistakes as opportunities; and work diligently to reach excellence.

Exploration - We experience the adventure of learning through inquiry and ingenuity in real-world problem solving.

Student Voice - We express and act upon our ideas and share responsibility for our own learning and the betterment of our school and communities.
BUGS is a small, welcoming middle school where…

Students gain strong academic skills.
A safe, welcoming, and respectful school climate supports all learners.
Teachers collaborate regularly to create interdisciplinary projects.
Students design, build and maintain an on-site garden and a native wildlife habitat.
BUGS is a new, community-based charter school where students study the natural and social environment across all subjects, using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Students of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome.
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Broome Street Academy Charter High SchoolManhattan121 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013http://www.broomestreetacademy.org/Broome Street Academy Charter High School will prepare our young people for post-secondary success that leads to positive life outcomes. We value student strengths and will provide multiple pathways to success through a curriculum of rigorous academic, career and social instruction grounded in the principles of positive youth development.

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At BSA, we hold our students to five pillars of excellence to support students in becoming well-rounded, valuable and value-added citizens. The five pillars of PRIDE include:

Professionalism, Resilience, Investment, Dignity, Empath
Broome Street Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school devoted to providing students the necessary skills and support to graduate prepared for a successful future beyond high school. Our admissions policy gives preference to siblings and students who are homeless, in foster care, or from low performing schools. A Broome Street Academy graduate will possess the 21st-century knowledge, collaborative and technological skills and personal qualities that will enable them to contribute to their community and pursue their educational and professional goals.The Broome Street Academy Model

A key to our success involves supporting each student in building strong academic skills while receiving a mixture of academic and social support, including:



integrated collaborative team teaching
small-group instruction
flexible grouping in the classroom
daily academic enrichment opportunities
literacy strategies infused throughout the curriculum
academic remediation services
Supportive services are infused within the school day and available after school. In addition to having social workers and mental health counselors on-staff, BSA employs the Champion Project, which ensures every student has an adult mentor supporting them every step of the way to graduation
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Brownsville Academy High SchoolBrooklyn1150 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212https://brownsville.diplomaplus.net/Our mission is to foster the development of students to achieve academic excellence by engaging in community service with collaborative partnerships with parents, faculty and community organizations through internships and college experiences that will guide them towards professional success.Community, Collaboration, and Academic ExcellenceWe are a school community dedicated to providing a nuturing, safe, student-centered environment for all students including those with special needs and English Language Learners to mature and develop as productive members of societyThis groundbreaking, precedent school is modeled after the highly successful Diploma Plus program. Students are provided with an opportunity to accelerate their high school career in a student-centered environment with a competency-based, thematic curriculum. Teachers use a variety of instructional experiences to address diversity of students' needs. Promotion is based on attainment of specific competencies, benchmarks and content objectives. Students move from one level to the next as quickly as they are able to demonstrate proficiency. The caring, dedicated staff is familiar and attentive to the developmental needs of young adults and offers engaging interdisplicinary projects based on the individual needs of students. Portfolios play a central role and offer students an opportunity for reflection in what has been learned. Technology is infused throughout the curriculum.
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Brownsville Ascend Charter School (K737)Brooklyn1501 PITKIN AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY11212
http://www.ascendlearning.org/schools/brownsville-ascend-lower
Brownsville Ascend Lower School opened in 2009 as the second school in the Ascend network. This year it is serving kindergarten through grade 5 in a newly renovated building, the former home of the historic Pitkin Theater, in Community School District 23. The mission of our schools is to equip every student with the knowledge, confidence, and character to succeed in college and beyond. Our students will, from the earliest grades, steadily build a strong foundation of learning habits, critical thinking skills, and knowledge; excel academically in the middle and high schools; and graduate as confident young adults, prepared to succeed as college students, citizens, and leaders in their chosen fields.Our schools looks to build our students through the values of knowledge, character and confidence in order to have our students succeed in college and beyond.Visitors to Ascend schools are struck by a pervasive culture of joyful rigor. Students are everywhere absorbed in the challenges and rewards of learning and intellectual growth. The relationship of teachers and students is marked by trust and affection. Teachers, students, and parents have formed a community of shared purpose.First among urban charter school networks, Ascend has adopted the Responsive Classroom model in every school.
Ascend schools replace prescriptive discipline—where teachers mete-out an escalating series of consequences for misbehavior, including suspension—with a research-based practice that helps students develop social and emotional competencies in a strong, safe, and warm school community.
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Brownsville Collaborative Middle SchoolBrooklyn85 Watkins Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212http://www.bcmsnyc.org/Brownsville Collaborative Middle School provides a rigorous, standards-based education that prepares students for high school, college, and careers and supports personal growth and development in a culture of high expectations and strong support structures. Our individualized approach to educating each student promotes the success of all students. Brownsville Collaborative Middle School is founded on collaborative relationships among teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community partners working together to drive student and school success. We value a comprehensive approach to education that bridges academics with social, emotional, arts, and enrichment education and experiences.R-RESILIENCE
Resilience is the ability to bounce back, move forward, and be successful when experiencing times of difficulty and/or setbacks.
E-EMPATHY
Empathy is the ability to identify, understand, and be considerate of the feelings of
others.
A-ADVOCACY
Advocacy is the act of speaking up for one's rights and the rights of others; the active support of a cause.
C-COLLABORATION
Collaboration is the act of working together toward a common goal.
H-HONOR
Honor is the exhibiting of honesty, dignity, self-respect, fairness, and integrity through one's beliefs and actions.
We value a comprehensive approach to education that bridges academics with social, emotional, arts, and enrichment education and experiences.
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BROWNSVILLE COLLEGIATE CHARTER SCHOOL (K710)Brooklyn364 SACKMAN STREET
BROOKLYN, NY11212
http://brownsvillecollegiate.uncommonschools.org/At Brownsville Collegiate Charter, we do not believe that there is a panacea that makes a school work. Nor do we pretend that what we do is "rocket science" or necessarily innovative. We work hard and use common sense because elevating student achievement and transforming lives requires constant attention to hundreds of different elements – not one, magical 100% solution but rather one hundred, individual 1% solutionsStudents at Brownsville Collegiate are Mindful, Achieving, Professional and Prepared.Brownsville Collegiate Charter School's educational program is based upon three pillars:

We believe that creativity flourishes within a structured academic environment. Good work cannot occur unless there is a safe and orderly environment in and out of the classroom.
We have high academic and behavioral expectations. High expectations demand significant amounts of extra support before, during, and after school and on Saturdays.
We know that without great teachers, nothing else matters. Teachers must have the time and professional tools and resources to do their jobs effectively
Focus on literacy, targeted curriculum focusing on basic skills, make more time, assess early and often to drive the instructional program, emphasis on college, provide structure and order, internet and computer use
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Bushwick Ascend Lower SchoolBrooklyn751 Knickerbocker Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11221
http://www.ascendlearning.org/schools/bushwick-ascend-lower
Spanning kindergarten through grade 5, the lower school establishes a foundation of strong basic skills, intellectual stamina, the capacity to think critically, and enthusiasm for learning. On promotion to middle school, Ascend students are equipped to undertake a course of study that is the equal to that offered at elite private schools.
An extended school day provides for more academic learning time and for a rich curriculum that includes instruction in Spanish, music, the visual arts, physical education, and dance.
Ascend’s rich liberal arts curriculum, tightly aligned with Common Core educational standards, blends teacher-led instruction, inquiry, cognitively-guided instruction (CGI), and college-style discussion from the earliest grades.
The Ascend Lower School culture is nurturing, joyful, and purposeful.
Many charter schools rely on a No Excuses program of consequences for behavioral infractions. Instead, Ascend schools tap the Responsive Classroom model to build students’ own social and emotional capacities to self-manage. Positive language replaces warnings and threats, and students learn empathy, collaborative problem-solving, and self-discipline; consequences are sensible, not punitive. Building on this culture of self-discipline, throughout the school teachers focus on what students are learning and what excites them, rather than on how they are behaving.
The school as a whole gathers for “Morning Motivation,” and as the formal school day begins, students and teachers gather in their classrooms for Morning Meeting, where they greet one another, share news, and warm up for the day ahead
Many charter schools rely on a No Excuses program of consequences for behavioral infractions. Instead, Ascend schools tap the Responsive Classroom model to build students’ own social and emotional capacities to self-manage. Positive language replaces warnings and threats, and students learn empathy, collaborative problem-solving, and self-discipline; consequences are sensible, not punitive. Building on this culture of self-discipline, throughout the school teachers focus on what students are learning and what excites them, rather than on how they are behaving
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Celia Cruz Bronx High School of MusicBronx2780 Reservoir Ave, Bronx, NY 10468http://www.ccbxhsm.org/The Celia Cruz High School of Music, a Magnet school, will provide a quality music program with strong academic courses in a safe and nurturing environment for New York City youth who wish to explore and expand their musicianship. Through music, students will use their mind, hands, heart and soul to respond to an ever changing, complex world. Through the integration of music into all areas of the curriculum, students will utilize their unique, creative skills to develop varied approaches to successful learning on their way to becoming well-rounded, educated adultsMind. Hands, heart and soul.A small school where all members of the staff know you and support your academic and musical growth.
Opportunities to be with like-minded students that are serious about music and academic achievement.
Small class sizes in core academic subjects. Highly qualified and dedicated teacher s who care about you
Students, through an in-depth course of study and music performance, will emerge with the skills necessary to become positive, active members of society demonstrating talent, intelligence, caring, and a strong work ethic. Our partner, Lehman College, City University of New York, and all other partnerships will share in the commitment to assist in the enhancement of educational instruction, musical training, and citizenship for all students. Through ongoing professional development, all members of the staff will be committed to personal and professional growth in the service to our students, parents, and community. Faculty, staff, parents, and the community will work together to sustain our educational philosophy and mission.
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Central Brooklyn Ascend Charter School (K790)Brooklyn1501 PITKIN AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY11212
http://www.ascendlearning.org/schools/central-brooklyn-ascend-lower
The mission of Central Brooklyn Ascend is to equip every student with the knowledge, confidence, and character to succeed in college and beyond. Students will, from the earliest grades, steadily build a strong foundation of learning habits, critical-thinking skills, and knowledge; excel academically as they progress through the program, mastering high-level math and science; and graduate as confident young adults, prepared to succeed as college students, citizens, and leaders in their chosen fields.Empathy, self-discipline, trust and affection.At Central Brooklyn Ascend we are committed to building a joyful, rigorous culture of high expectations and creating an environment where children develop social and emotional competencies in a safe and warm school community. Students participate in daily classroom Morning Meetings to build community through lively, respectful gatherings that include a greeting, sharing, activity, and more. Community meetings and character education programs occur once a week with the entire school or entire gradeMany charter schools rely on a No Excuses program of consequences for behavioral infractions. Instead, Ascend schools tap the Responsive Classroom model to build students’ own social and emotional capacities to self-manage. Positive language replaces warnings and threats, and students learn empathy, collaborative problem-solving, and self-discipline; consequences are sensible, not punitive. Building on this culture of self-discipline, throughout the school teachers focus on what students are learning and what excites them, rather than on how they are behaving.
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Central Queens Academy Charter SchoolQueens55-30 Junction Blvd, Elmhurst, NY 11373http://www.centralqueensacademy.org/The mission of the Central Queens Academy Charter School is to prepare middle school students for success in education, the workforce and the community through a school that integrates literacy, high standards-based academics and culturally responsive supportive services. The school will lay the foundation for students to be able to graduate, attend the competitive high school of their choice, and go on and excel in college.Literacy
Leadership
Longevity
College & Career Readiness
Community
Character
CQA’s academic program is designed to meet the needs of a highly diverse student body. CQA has grounded this program in our core values and will implement our mission using research-based methods that have worked in other schools. Moreover, our curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the New York State Standards, and has been designed to make sure that students learn what they need to know in a rigorous and fun environment.Whole school focus on literacy
High academic standards
Caring and competent teachers
More time in school
Social and emotional counseling
After-school enrichment
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Children's Aid Society - PS 152Manhattan93 Nagle Ave #121, New York, NY 10040
http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/community-schools/ps-152-dyckman-valley
The Children’s Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.Nurture, support, stability and longevityOur caring begins even before birth, through prenatal counseling and assistance, and continues through the high school years with college and job preparatory training programs. All aspects of a child’s development are addressed as he or she grows, from health care to academics to sports and the arts. And because stable children live in stable families, a host of services are available to parents, including housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and health care accessThroughout Children’s Aid’s history, programming has been driven by the needs of the children we serve. This proactive approach started in 1853, when Children’s Aid founder Charles Loring Brace established the Orphan Train Movement in response to an epidemic of homeless children. This approach, which moved children from New York City streets to the homes of farm families out West, has been deemed the beginning of the modern foster care system.
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Children's Aid Society - PS 50Manhattan433 East 100th Street, New York, NY 10029
http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/community-schools/ps-50is-50-vito-marcantonio
In 2000 The Children’s Aid Society established a full-service community school at P.S. 50, in partnership with Mount Sinai Children’s Community Health (MSCCH) and the New York City Department of Education. From the beginning the main focus was health, in response to disproportionately large percentage of serious medical and emotional conditions presented by P.S. 50 students.Nurture, support, stability and longevityOur caring begins even before birth, through prenatal counseling and assistance, and continues through the high school years with college and job preparatory training programs. All aspects of a child’s development are addressed as he or she grows, from health care to academics to sports and the arts. And because stable children live in stable families, a host of services are available to parents, including housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and health care accessThroughout Children’s Aid’s history, programming has been driven by the needs of the children we serve. This proactive approach started in 1853, when Children’s Aid founder Charles Loring Brace established the Orphan Train Movement in response to an epidemic of homeless children. This approach, which moved children from New York City streets to the homes of farm families out West, has been deemed the beginning of the modern foster care system.
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Children's Aid Society Community Charter SchoolBronx1919 Prospect Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/community-schools/childrens-aid-society-college-prep-charter-school
The Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School is a Children’s Aid Society community school whose mission is to prepare elementary school students for success in middle school, high school, college and life by providing them with a rigorous instructional experience; addressing their physical, emotional and social needs; fostering a sense of pride and hope; and serving as a safe and engaging community hubNurture, support, stability and longevityOur caring begins even before birth, through prenatal counseling and assistance, and continues through the high school years with college and job preparatory training programs. All aspects of a child’s development are addressed as he or she grows, from health care to academics to sports and the arts. And because stable children live in stable families, a host of services are available to parents, including housing assistance, domestic violence counseling and health care accessThroughout Children’s Aid’s history, programming has been driven by the needs of the children we serve. This proactive approach started in 1853, when Children’s Aid founder Charles Loring Brace established the Orphan Train Movement in response to an epidemic of homeless children. This approach, which moved children from New York City streets to the homes of farm families out West, has been deemed the beginning of the modern foster care system.
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Citizens of the World - Crown HeightsBrooklynhttp://www.cwc-crownheights.org/pd/cwcch/index.htmlThe mission of Citizens of the World Charter School Crown Heights is to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students in the heart of Brooklyn with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each individual student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world in which we live.Academic excellence, diversity, community,Our schools exemplify an intellectual challenging, experential learning environment tha develops each students abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community. In this spirit, we work conscientiously to build strong communities both within and outside the classroom.The learning model of Citizens of the World Charter Schools is based on constructivism, a theory in which knowledgwe is built (or constructed) on earlier knowledge. We structure learning to build on what students already know and support them in revising and refining their understanding as they work toward mastery. In addition to content knowledge, our students will engage in learning processes that develop conceptual understanding as well as self-knowledge.
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Citizens of the World - WilliamsburgBrooklyn791 Empire Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11213
http://www.cwc-williamsburg.org/site_res_view_template.aspx?id=e5413d03-f43e-4c2e-9479-df75175de999
Our mission is to impact and expand the conversation about what an excellent education contains, requires and accomplishes. We aim to create a national network of high-achieving, community-based public schools that reflect the abundant socioeconomic, racial and cultural diversity of their surroundingsAcademic excellence, diversity, community,Our schools exemplify an intellectual challenging, experential learning environment tha develops each students abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community. In this spirit, we work conscientiously to build strong communities both within and outside the classroom.The learning model of Citizens of the World Charter Schools is based on constructivism, a theory in which knowledgwe is built (or constructed) on earlier knowledge. We structure learning to build on what students already know and support them in revising and refining their understanding as they work toward mastery. In addition to content knowledge, our students will engage in learning processes that develop conceptual understanding as well as self-knowledge.
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Claremont International HSBronx240 East 172nd Street, Bronx, NY 1045http://www.claremontinternationalhighschool.org/The Mission of Claremont International High School is to build upon the diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds of ELLs in New York City to create a stimulating, academically rigorous and nurturing learning community that prepares students for success in college and beyond. Our students cultivate intellectual curiosity, advance critical thinking skills and develop empathy as global citizens through the integration of language in all classes.Diversity, empathy, collobarationOur schools are close-knit, nurturing communities that support students who may be feeling displaced as newcomers to our country. Differences among students and faculty are cherished, and students are continually encouraged to celebrate their cultural and linguistic individuality while embracing their new home.The Internationals’ pedagogical approach to educating English language learners is based upon 5 Core Principles:

Heterogeneity and collaboration : schools and classrooms are heterogeneous and collaborative structures that build on the strengths of each member of the school community to optimize learning
Experiential learning : expansion of the 21st century schools beyond the four walls of the building motivates adolescents and enhances their capacity to successfully participate in modern society
Language and content integration : strong language skills develop most effectively in context and emerge most naturally in a purposeful, language-rich, interdisciplinary, and experiential program
Localized autonomy and responsibility : linking autonomy and responsibility at every level within a learning community allows all members to contribute to their fullest potential
One learning model for all : every member of our school community experiences the same learning model, maximizing an environment of mutual academic support. Thus all members of our school community work in diverse, collaborative groups on hands-on projects; put another way, the model for adult learning and student learning mirror each other.
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Community Partnership Charter SchoolBrooklyn241 Emerson Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11205http://www.cpcsschool.org/Community Partnership Charter School, serving grades K-8, is a supportive community that nurtures the talent of the future leaders of tomorrow. Our rigorous academic program teaches students to creatively solve complex problems and explore and develop their own special talents through learning opportunities in and outside of the classroom. Our graduates are well-rounded, engaged students who recognize the importance of perseverance, collaboration and team work.REACH is an acronym for our Core Values. Respect, Excellence, Attentiveness, Critical Thinking and Heart. We are a school whose intent is to create a learning environment that will give our students the tools that they need to reach their goals and have successful, rich lives. We firmly believe that these values help us to create a school culture that builds strong character and promotes fairness and equality. We hope that all members of our community apply these values, not only their school lives, but also to their lives outside of school. We respect that living by these values is an ongoing challenge, and we pledge to support one another to meet these high standards.At Community Partnership we believe in a well rounded education, an opportunity for our students to develop their special talents. That's why we offer our students an extensive enrichment component to their curriculum. At the lower school all students receive visual arts, music, physical education, and technology instruction at least once a week for an hour with our full time specialist teachers. In addition to our specialist program our 3rd and 4th graders engage in an elective course, Senior Academy, which offers a variety of unique topics to explore with our 3rd, 4th, and specialist teachers.
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Community Voices Middle SchoolQueens145-00 Springfield Boulevard, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413http://www.covoms356.org/The mission of Community Voice Middle School is to prepare students for high school, college, and their future careers, and empower them to become advocates for social justice. Through a rigorous literacy approach - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - across academic disciplines, we enable students to access knowledge needed to create action plans that address issues which, impact their lives locally and globally. We provide opportunities for young adults to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and to develop the confidence in their ability to act on what they believe.Achievement, collaboration, and character development.Students think about and discuss issues and ideas from a perspective different from their own, collectively, to broaden their knowledge base and resources. They get involved and work in partnerships in order to achieve a common goal. Our adult community models and embraces day to day interactions, critical collaborative work and critique, and shared leadership. We take joint responsibility for our students' successOur teachers set high expectations and design compelling curriculum using college readiness standards. Through literacy, teachers differentiate instruction and support all learners. Our community partners and families are a valuable resource that enhances and extends classroom learning
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Concerned Parents of Jamaica ELCQueens143-04 101 AVENUE, JAMAICA NY 11435
http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/concerned_parents_of_jamaica_early_learning_center_jamaica_ny
ChildcareCenter.us is the foremost destination online for qualified, family-friendly childcare centers across the United States. We are the largest directory for childcare services in the nation, with over 250,000 childcare centers, home daycare providers, nannies, and babysitters to give you the best choices possible for your child’s care.

Created in 2009, ChildcareCenter.us was designed to be a helpful and friendly resource for parents in search of safe and reliable childcare services for their children. The creators of this company are parents themselves and understand firsthand just how difficult, time-consuming, and expensive searching for acceptable child care can be.
Safety, reliability and convenience.Created in 2009, ChildcareCenter.us was designed to be a helpful and friendly resource for parents in search of safe and reliable childcare services for their children. The creators of this company are parents themselves and understand firsthand just how difficult, time-consuming, and expensive searching for acceptable child care can be.ChildcareCenter.us aims to make the process the exact opposite – quick, convenient, and free. Parents may browse through over 250,000 listings and not only find childcare providers, but also obtain access to informative reviews from other parents. All of this is in an effort to give you something other directory services do not provide – information about childcare providers that is complete, thorough, and free of charge.
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Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School-ElementaryBrooklyn501 West Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
http://www.coneyislandprep.org/The first charter school in South Brooklyn, the mission of Coney Island Prep is to prepare every scholar to succeed in the college and career of his or her choice. Our safe and structured, "no excuses," school environment sets the highest expectations and drives academic and personal achievement for our scholars.Upon joining the Coney Island Prep community, scholars, faculty, and families are committed to exemplifying the school’s PRIDE values. Professionalism, respect, integrity, determination and excellence
Upon joining the Coney Island Prep community, scholars, faculty, and families are committed to exemplifying the school’s PRIDE values. Professionalism, respect, integrity, determination and excellence
We are committed to an environment in which every individual is treated and treats others with the utmost respect. We approach every goal and obstacle with a positive mindset, and with the understanding that every goal is achievable with the appropriate level of determination. We are dedicated to providing an environment that encourages the continual pursuit of personal excellence.At Coney Island Prep Elementary School, our academic program emphasizes literacy and math, as well as character development using the PRIDE values of Push Yourself, Reach for Your Goals, Include Others, Do Brave Things, and Every Second Counts.

Throughout the school day, our elementary scholars rotate through three literacy stations, receiving 45 minutes of guided reading, 45 minutes of phonics, and 45 minutes of computer-based literacy work. Scholars also participate in a daily read-aloud with their teachers, as well as shared and independent writing practice.

Every day, elementary scholars take math classes that teach them how to think critically and problem solve, developing foundational math skills that students can build upon over time.

Additionally, scholars take science and art classes.
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Coney Island Preparatory Public Charter School-MiddleBrooklyn501 West Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
http://www.coneyislandprep.org/our-schools/middle-schoolThe first charter school in South Brooklyn, the mission of Coney Island Prep is to prepare every scholar to succeed in the college and career of his or her choice. Our safe and structured, "no excuses," school environment sets the highest expectations and drives academic and personal achievement for our scholarsUpon joining the Coney Island Prep community, scholars, faculty, and families are committed to exemplifying the school’s PRIDE values. Professionalism, respect, integrity, determination and excellenceWe are committed to an environment in which every individual is treated and treats others with the utmost respect. We approach every goal and obstacle with a positive mindset, and with the understanding that every goal is achievable with the appropriate level of determination. We are dedicated to providing an environment that encourages the continual pursuit of personal excellence.In the early years of middle school, scholars take two periods of math and two periods of reading every day, in addition to writing and a rotation of science, social studies, ethics, and physical education.

By seventh grade, scholars recieve daily social studies and science. In eighth grade, many scholars begin taking high school-level math and science courses.

All middle school students participate in our enrichment program, which is built into the school day and features fun and engaging classes such as basketball, dance, drama, art, and electronic music production.

Once a week, scholars receive 60 minutes of instruction on character and citizenship. These courses are led by the Principal and Deans of Students, using real-life examples to spark discussion among students about what it means to show character
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CRESTON ACADEMYBronx125 EAST 181 STREET
BRONX, NY10453
http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/10/X447/default.htmThe Creston Academy’s core belief is that education is the foundation of opportunity. With school and home being the strong centers of their lives, students must make strong connections between what they are learning in school and classrooms and how that links them to their own self awareness and their pursuit of many diverse possibilities of their place and purpose in the world. Our goal is to enable all students to reach their personal best through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that facilitates the connections between schools and the students’ successResponsibilty , excellence, independence and generosityOur middle school was established to promote and nurture a culture of high
expectations that enables our students to succeed in their school lives and beyond. We celebrate a learning environment that is designed
to foster and motivate our students through four essential beliefs: belonging, mastery,
independence, and generosity.
We provide a Common Core Learning Standards-aligned curriculum to best prepare all
of our students for college and career readiness. Our school community is focused on
the implementation of a rigorous curriculum, differentiated to meet the diverse needs
and strengths of our students
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Democracry Prep Bronx Middle SchoolBronx3872 Third Avenue Bronx, NY 10457
http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/bronx-prep-middle-school
Bronx Prep is Democracy Prep’s first New York campus outside of Harlem. Over its nearly 14 years of operation, Bronx Prep Charter School has developed a reputation as a widely respected institution serving a high-needs pocket of New York City. Concerned that it was not doing all it could to prepare underserved middle and high school students for higher education, community involvement, and lifelong success through a structured environment of high expectations, the Bronx Prep Board of Trustees chose Democracy Prep to manage the school for the 2014-15 school year. - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/bronx-prep-middle-school#sthash.kXLHD3jO.dpuf"Dream": Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and MaturityStructured and supportive culture. DREAM values guide classroom behavior and professional culture, and are reinforced through a variety of earned enrichment opportunities and positive incentives, such as field trips, dining out, and special privileges - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.82B6HZBj.dpufMore Time To Learn; Rigorous, College-Prepartory Academics; Data Driven Decision-Making; Structured and Supportive School Culture; Exemplary Talent
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Democracy Prep Charter High SchoolManhattan222 West 134th Street New York, NY 10030http://dpchs.democracyprep.org/Democracy Prep Charter High School provides a rigorous college preparatory education for all scholars. Democracy Prep scholars have earned 90% pass rates for the past several years on the English, Integrated Algebra, Chemistry, Global History, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents exams, and most recently, the Korean LOTE exam. We also nurture our scholars’ civic soul with many civic engagement opportunities as well as a rigorous Civics Seminar during their senior year. Scholars also get an opportunity to see and learn about the world — by going on various international trips throughout their tenure at DP. This enables them to truly live out our motto: Work Hard. Go to College. Change the World!"Dream": Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and MaturityStructured and supportive culture. DREAM values guide classroom behavior and professional culture, and are reinforced through a variety of earned enrichment opportunities and positive incentives, such as field trips, dining out, and special privileges - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.82B6HZBj.dpufThe Democracy Prep model is built on the best practices of high-performing, “no excuses” charter networks nationwide. These networks have proven–for more than 20 years–that demographics do not determine destiny and that low-income students can be successful in the college of their choice - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.M4P2Pgux.dpuf
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Democracy Prep EnduranceManhattan250 West 127th Street New York, NY 10027http://dpems.democracyprep.org/Currently educating scholars in Grade 6 – 8, Democracy Prep Endurance Charter School seeks to build on the success of the Democracy Prep Public Schools model and ensure even more young men and women in Harlem are on the path to success in college and citizenship."Dream": Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and MaturityStructured and supportive culture. DREAM values guide classroom behavior and professional culture, and are reinforced through a variety of earned enrichment opportunities and positive incentives, such as field trips, dining out, and special privileges - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.82B6HZBj.dpufMore Time To Learn; Rigorous, College-Prepartory Academics; Data Driven Decision-Making; Structured and Supportive School Culture; Exemplary Talent .
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Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary SchoolManhattan2005 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10035
http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/democracy-prep-harlem-elementary-school
Seeking to provide scholars with a rigorous and joyful school environment as early as possible, Democracy Prep Harlem Elementary has opened with Kindergarten in 2013 and will add a grade each year. Starting at age 5, scholars will grapple with rigorous material, civic engagement and character education through the DREAM values that will set them up to Work Hard, Go to College, and Change the World! Upon completion of 5th Grade, scholars will transition to Democracy Prep Harlem Middle School and then High School where they will continue on their path to and through college and a life of active citizenship. - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/democracy-prep-harlem-elementary-school#sthash.yEj63lpg.dpufDream: Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and MaturityStructured and supportive culture. DREAM values guide classroom behavior and professional culture, and are reinforced through a variety of earned enrichment opportunities and positive incentives, such as field trips, dining out, and special privileges - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.82B6HZBj.dpufMore Time To Learn; Rigorous, College-Prepartory Academics; Data Driven Decision-Making; Structured and Supportive School Culture; Exemplary Talent .
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Democracy Prep Harlem High SchoolManhattan212 West 120 Street New York, NY 10027 *Entrance is on 119th Street - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/contact#sthash.TRzQ3gHM.dpufhttp://dphhs.democracyprep.org/To educate responsible
citizen-scholars
for success in the
college of
their choice
and a life of
active citizenship. - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/mission#sthash.IGT550L8.dpuf
"Dream": Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and MaturityStructured and supportive culture. DREAM values guide classroom behavior and professional culture, and are reinforced through a variety of earned enrichment opportunities and positive incentives, such as field trips, dining out, and special privileges - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.82B6HZBj.dpufMore Time To Learn; Rigorous, College-Prepartory Academics; Data Driven Decision-Making; Structured and Supportive School Culture; Exemplary Talent .
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Democracy Prep Harlem Middle SchoolManhattan207 West 133rd Street New York, NY 10030 -
http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/democracy-prep-harlem-middle-school
Democracy Prep Harlem Middle School educates scholars in Grades 6 through 8. DPH is modeled on Democracy Prep’s flagship school, Democracy Prep Charter Middle School, the number one public middle school and number one charter school in all of New York City on the 2010 Chancellor's Progress Report. Graduating eighth graders will now go on to attend our newly opened Democracy Prep Harlem High School, where they will continue on their path to success in college and citizenship - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/schools/about/democracy-prep-harlem-middle-school#sthash.AswdUBAo.dpuf"Dream": Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and MaturityStructured and supportive culture. DREAM values guide classroom behavior and professional culture, and are reinforced through a variety of earned enrichment opportunities and positive incentives, such as field trips, dining out, and special privileges - See more at: http://democracyprep.org/about/approach#sthash.82B6HZBj.dpufMore Time To Learn; Rigorous, College-Prepartory Academics; Data Driven Decision-Making; Structured and Supportive School Culture; Exemplary Talent .
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Discovery High SchoolBronx2780 RESERVOIR AVENUE
BRONX, NY1046
http://insideschools.org/component/schools/school/482Discovery High School calls itself an “arts-integrated high school” in the high school directory, but the arts and music offering are mostly limited to after-school classes in guitar, piano, music appreciation, drawing and painting.Discovery High School does a good job taking students who have not done well in middle school and making sure they graduate on time. Students seem to have an unusually warm relationship with their teachers and principal. Discovery is one of five schools housed in the Walton Educational Campus, a clean and well-lit building. Student artwork adorns the walls. Class changes are orderlyCollege readiness, creativty and self-awarenessClass sizes range from 20 to 25 students.

The students we interviewed had overwhelmingly positive things to say about their principal and their teachers.

“I’m actually learning,” one student said.

The school has a strong guidance program. There are three college advisors for the senior class and each has a caseload of just 25 to 30 students. The advisors help with every aspect of college readiness, including filling out applications, applying for loans and dealing with the social and emotional issues associated with leaving high school. Students are encouraged to go away to school, rather than just stay in the city.
Now, students spend much of their time focusing on the Regents exams and honing skills that they will need in college, such as learning to take notes in lecture-style classes. Some students we spoke to said they were even focusing on the Regents during their senior year—a time when students at other schools relax. In the classes we observed, students seemed engaged and the teachers enthusiastic. Class sizes range from 20 to 25 students
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District 79 - Pathways to Graduation Bronx BoroughBronx1010 Reverend James A. Polite Avenue, Bronx NY 10459
http://schools.nyc.gov/Offices/District79/SchoolsProgramsServices/default.htm
Pathways to Graduation provides students aged 17 - 21 with free, Department of Education classes to prepare for a successful future, through earning their High School Equivalency Diploma. With 65 sites offering classes within community based organizations and in high schools, P2G provides preparation classes and wrap around services to ensure that students are prepared for life after their diploma.Preparation, resourcefulness discipline and successAt P2G, we provide students with more than classroom instruction. P2G teachers have classes in very diverse settings such as hospitals, non-profits, community centers and high school buildings. Our counselors will help you build the skills you need to succeed in college and the workplace. College and Career Coaches will help you plan for the future. Our Workforce Development Program offers professional training and paid internship opportunities.Instruction from certified teachers in all five sections of the High School Equivalency exam: Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies.Instruction for ALL reading and language levels.
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Dr.Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter SchoolBronx800 Home Street, Bronx, NY 10456http://www.healthscienceschool.org/Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health & Science Charter School provides our Scholars with a nurturing and challenging educational experience to develop their abilities and address the health and economic disparities in our community. Upon graduation our Scholars will be prepared for the highest levels of college achievement, gainful employment as certified health care professionals, and a commitment to serve others as they pursue rewarding lives and respected careers for themselves.Efficacy: the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
Self-Reliance: reliance on one’s own powers and resources rather than those of others.
Healthy Communities: the responsibility of the individual to the wellbeing of others
DRIHSCS looks to create a learning environment that allows students to acquire the following capacities and learning goals:
Communication skills necessary to function in a complex and changing society
Knowledge to make economic, social, and political choices
Understand governmental processes as they affect the community, the state, and the nation
Sufficient self-knowledge and knowledge of their mental health and physical wellness
Sufficient grounding in the arts to enable students to appreciate their cultural and historical heritage
Sufficient preparation to choose and pursue their life’s work intelligently
Skills to enable students to compete favorably with students in other states and other parts of the world
At DRIHSCS, we support a Balanced Assessment System that uses three forms of assessment: Formative Classroom, Interim Benchmark, and Annual Accountability. At the middle school level, we wholly support putting students at the center of learning and engaging them in ways that allow them to assume responsibility for their own success.
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Dream Charter SchoolManhattan232 East 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029http://www.dreamschoolnyc.org/DREAM Charter School's mission is to prepare students for high-performing high schools, colleges and beyond through a rigorous academic program that develops critical thinkers who demonstrate a love of learning, strong character, and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship. DREAM Charter School inspires all students to recognize their potential and realize their dreamsLove of learning, strong character and a commitment to wellness and active citizenship.DREAM creates a positive learning community where all students achieve success, understand their strengths and weaknesses and develop the self-discipline and confidence required to excel in any environment.At DREAM Charter School, we believe that student success is based on teacher effectiveness, and that schools that are experiential, collaborative and inclusive will best engage and inspire children to learn.
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DreamYard Preparatory SchoolBronx240 East 172nd Street, Bronx, NY 10457http://dyprep.org/Dreamyard Preparatory High School was founded in 2006 as a Bronx public high school with a focus on the Arts. We offer a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum that includes AP classes, SAT prep, Arts Majors and offers options for international travel.

We believe that immersing oneself in an arts discipline while engaging in a Common Core-aligned academic curriculum will prepare our students with the skills necessary for any career path they choose
Our Core Values of Scholarship, Artistry and Character provide the foundation of our educational model.Students must be encouraged to see their high school education as part of a continuum of learning; providing a foundation in skills, concepts and behaviors that will last for their entire lives. We strive to make our students life-ready and curious about the world. . DY Prep will focus students on achieving desired academic outcomes by teaching a Common Core-Aligned Curriculum that fosters independent thinkingWe have high expectations for our students and we support students in meeting those expectations through advisory, academic interventions and extensive after- school programming
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Eagle Academy for Young Men of BronxBronx4143 3rd Ave, Bronx, NY 10457http://www.eaglebronx.org/The mission of The Eagle Academy for Young Men is to develop young men committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, strong character, and responsible leadership.Academic excellence, strong character, and responsible leadershipEagle embodies a number of traditions that can be found on the school's website that create a culture and learning environment that allows students to grow academically and develop strong character.Our expanded school day is a mandated literacy-intensive program through the MS ExTRA program of the ExpandED Schools network. Scholars in 6th grade remain in school through 5:30pm in a variety of after-school programs that help enrich their academic experience.
Our integration of enrichment activities that support the Common Core learning that occurs during the day is growing.

Our Instructors are gathering information on levels of comprehension in each subject and supporting the learning by by parallel. Making analogies and comparisons that mirror the concepts taught in day school classes
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Eagle Academy for Young Men of HarlemManhattan6 Edgecombe Avenue, New York, NY 10030http://www.eagleharlem.org/The mission of the Eagle Academy for Young Men is to develop young men committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, strong character and responsible leadershipAcademic excellence, strong character, and responsible leadershipEagle embodies a number of traditions that can be found on the school's website that create a culture and learning environment that allows students to grow academically and develop strong character.Our expanded school day is a mandated literacy-intensive program through the MS ExTRA program of the ExpandED Schools network. Scholars in 6th grade remain in school through 5:30pm in a variety of after-school programs that help enrich their academic experience.
Our integration of enrichment activities that support the Common Core learning that occurs during the day is growing.

Our Instructors are gathering information on levels of comprehension in each subject and supporting the learning by by parallel. Making analogies and comparisons that mirror the concepts taught in day school classes
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Early LifeManhattan475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1244 | New York, NY 10115 -http://early-life.org/At Teaching Strategies we are dedicated to providing the most effective early education resources. Why? Because a child’s first 6 years form a critical foundation for her future successes. And we believe that early childhood educators play an important role as children’s door openers—in school and in life.At Teaching Strategies, our five core values reflect what we believe in and drive everything we do.

Innovative: We incorporate the latest research into a fresh approach to teaching and learning that is both practical and cutting-edge.

Responsive: We plan our products and services to address the day-to-day realities of today’s educator.

Collaborative: We work together across many disciplines to create comprehensive solutions for early childhood programs.

Respectful: We deeply respect our colleagues in the field by creating resources that support their professional and individual growth and recognize the important role they play in children’s lives.

Ethical: We are a socially conscious company that conducts business with personal and professional integrity.
Generally, we care for between 6 and 8 children in our provider’s homes, depending on circumstances. Our providers plan for and carry out a program every day to ensure children are safe and have opportunities for fun and appropriate learning experiences. Outside the home, there is enough space and opportunities for all children to join in safe active outdoor play and explore their environment. Our providers collaborate with the families of all children to see that the children’s needs are met. Our providers interact with children and provide appropriate learning experiences for their individual stages of development. They have realistic expectations about children’s behavior. Laughter will come easily as the children learn and grow. Our providers have ongoing communication with families. This helps build a sense of trust and collaboration for the network. - See more at: http://early-life.org/#sthash.TyhSDyVO.dpufFor over 25 years, Teaching Strategies has believed that the best and most powerful way to improve child outcomes is through effective teaching. And that’s why we’ve created forward-thinking, comprehensive, research-based and research-proven curriculum resources. These help preschool teachers and infants, toddlers and twos caregivers to be their most effective, while still honoring their creativity and respecting their critical role in making learning exciting and relevant for every child.

Our supportive curriculum solutions are used by early childhood educators across the country, helping them to offer developmentally appropriate programs that support active learning and promote children’s progress in all developmental areas
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East Bronx Academy for the FutureBronx1716 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460
https://sites.google.com/a/eastbronxacademy.org/welcome-to-east-bronx-academy/
East Bronx Academy for the Future, best known as EBA and the home of the Knights, is a middle/high school located in the South Bronx, New York.

East Bronx Academy started in 2004 by current principal, Sarah Scrogin, and former co-principal Nicole Campbell. When it was founded it was just another school in the Truman High school campus in Co-op city the Bronx, and had a partnership with the school West Bronx Academy for the Future.

During the 2005 school year the school moved to its current location, 1716 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10460.

Over the years the school formed a partnership with MSG Varsity and Lehman College and also have formed a couple of clubs including a student government.

In the 2010-11 school year, the school chose a knight to represent them as the new logo. This project was spearheaded by that year's 8th grade class.
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East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter SchoolManhattan1573 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10029http://www.eastharlemscholars.org/Founded in 1958, East Harlem Tutorial Program prepares students with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in high school and college, to lead in their communities, and to realize their best possible selves. East Harlem Scholars Academy represents an expansion of East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, programs and delivery of service to the children of the East Harlem community. Having provided successful programs that support school day instruction for decades, the organization is now committed to leveraging its experience, its reputation and relationships in the community and its effective teaching and learning model to support the development and implementation of a school-day program through its involvement in East Harlem Scholars Academy. Through its partnership with East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), East Harlem Scholars Academy will benefit from resources, including staff development and other services by experienced tutors and academic specialistsService, Courage, Humility, Originality, Leadership and AchievementA nurturing and supportive environment supports students’ love of learning and of themselves. We place a premium on students’ cognitive, creative, social and emotional growth and physical health, blending rigor with joy to ensure our scholars are inspired to learn. Students explore their individual aspirations through the school experience, developing rich personal connections to their learningThe best learning occurs when children engage in higher-order, critical thinking. To thrive in the 21st century work force and successfully pursue boundless possibilities, our students learn to question, analyze and apply their learning meaningfully. Students develop the essential critical reasoning and leadership skills to succeed in their endeavors, both inside and outside the classroom.
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Eisman Day NurseryManhattan1794 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10128
http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/holmes_towers_eisman_day_nursery_new_york_ny
HOLMES TOWERS EISMAN DAY NURSERY is a Group Child Care Services in NEW YORK NY. It has maximum capacity of 60 children. The center accepts children ages of: 2 YEARS - 5 YEARS.Safety, Responsibility, Nurturing and Care.A nurturing and supportive environment .
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Entrada AcademyBronx977 Fox Street, Bronx, NY 10459http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/12/X384/default.htmEntrada Academy is a multicultural and diverse learning community committed to helping develop the linguistic, academic, and social skills of all our students in a supportive and collaborative learning environment. Entrada students will strive to become knowledgeable and socially responsible productive citizensWe value community, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
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Escuela Hispana MontessoriManhattan185 Avenue D, New York, NY 10009
http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/escuela_hispana_montessori_head_start_new_york_ny
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Esperanza Preparatory AcademyManhattan240 East 109th Street, New York, NY 10029http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/04/M372/default.htmEsperanza Preparatory Academy is a 6-12 college preparation school, which develops scholars who respect themselves, their community, and others. Our scholars master academic, social, and communication skills to succeed in college and become active citizens in society.The Esperanza Preparatory Academy community believes that the development of each scholar both academically and socially of the greatest importance. We believe it is so important for us to have beliefs and structures designed to care for and improve each scholar’s ability to have respect for self, others, and the community at large. Additionally, our values will help scholars become more knowledgeable about their history and the history of others, in order to develop tolerance and respect for the differences in our society. We believe we must prepare our scholars to participate as young adults in conversations that will create global and social change. We will coach our scholars to apply the five core values described below because we believe they will help create exemplary scholars and prepare them to tackle any challenge. The five values are Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Discipline and Enthusiasm
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Evergreen Middle School for Urban ExplorationBrooklyn125 Covert Street, Brooklyn, NY 11207http://www.is562.com/The Evergreen Middle School for Urban Exploration (EMS) is a place where students understand the purpose of what they are learning and how their education affects their present and future. We stress fieldwork - conducted throughout New York City - so that children can immediately apply what they learn to the world outside the classroom. Projects designed by students reflect our commitment to interdisciplinary learning and to the independence that we expect from our students.

We believe that a child's social and emotional well-being is critical to his or her academic success. We emphasize the behaviors of independence, responsibility, reflection, perseverance and fun in all we do. Collaboration between all members of our community - parents, neighbors, teachers and students - makes our school prosper. We expect our graduates to have the academic skills and personal strengths to succeed in high school and beyond.
Independence, responsibility, reflection, collaboration, independence,perserverance, and fun.Our school looks to create an environment where students and teachers have fun and develop bonds through daily advisory forcused on relationship building.· Daily advisory focused on relationship building, autonomy and fun where students develop bonds with faculty;

· Monthly fieldwork where research skills such as questioning, use of primary sources, observation and reflection are stressed;

· Partnerships with the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library, BRIC and Urban Park Rangers;

· Daily co-teaching and co-planning periods for teachers;

· Rubrics, project models, and goals presented at the start of each unit to establish high expectations;

· Use of formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress and to individualize instruction for all students:

· Homogenous grouping one period a day for enrichment and/or remediation in ELA and Math;

· An after-school Beacon program that offers homework help, Lego Robotics, sports, and art programs
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Excellence Boys Charter School of Bedford Stuyvesant MA (K593)Brooklyn225 Patchen Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233http://excellenceboys.uncommonschools.org/Excellence Boys Charter School is a free public school open to all NYC residents. Its mission is to prepare each student for college.Take A Stand, Right Is Right, All Hands, Stretch It and The J-Factor. To learn more visit http://uncommonschools.org/our-approach/core-valuesWe are fiercly committed to creating an environment that cultivates the intellectual intellectual curiosity and grit that will spur their success in the classroom and in their communitiesUncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.

At Uncommon Schools, our classrooms are named after colleges because that’s where our students are headed. We are a nonprofit network of public charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our 42 college prep schools consistently rank among the highest-performing in their home states for three reasons:

We know all students have what it takes to go to college. We are fiercely committed to cultivating the intellectual curiosity and grit that will spur their success in the classroom and in their communities.
We create and constantly fine-tune our systems to help teachers teach and students learn.
We know that without great teachers and leaders, nothing else matters. We also know there’s no limit to learning. That’s why people development is at our core.
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Excellence Girls Charter School EA (K712)Brooklyn794 Monroe Street - Brooklyn, NY 11221http://excellencegirls.uncommonschools.org/Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.Take A Stand, Right Is Right, All Hands, Stretch It and The J-Factor. To learn more visit http://uncommonschools.org/our-approach/core-valuesWe are fiercly committed to creating an environment that cultivates the intellectual intellectual curiosity and grit that will spur their success in the classroom and in their communitiesUncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.

At Uncommon Schools, our classrooms are named after colleges because that’s where our students are headed. We are a nonprofit network of public charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our 42 college prep schools consistently rank among the highest-performing in their home states for three reasons:

We know all students have what it takes to go to college. We are fiercely committed to cultivating the intellectual curiosity and grit that will spur their success in the classroom and in their communities.
We create and constantly fine-tune our systems to help teachers teach and students learn.
We know that without great teachers and leaders, nothing else matters. We also know there’s no limit to learning. That’s why people development is at our core.
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