Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science
Bronx NY 10455
Students take free college courses; by graduation many earn an associate's degree.
Some concerns about discipline and order
Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science is a small school serving grades 6-12 where students tackle demanding work early on and make good progress in just a few years. Though most students arrive with weak skills, roughly half of them earn high school credit by the 8th grade. High school students take college courses at Hostos Community College and by graduation nearly half earn an associate’s degree, according to the 2016-17 School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP).
Hostos-Lincoln participates in the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI), the city’s program designed to boost reading levels with a longer school day. Students also get small-group instruction in math and reading, according to the SCEP.
High school students interested in science can do research with college professors. The school’s science team has won awards at DNA barcoding competitions, which supports teens doing biological research.
There are high school elective classes and activities in poetry, playwriting, screen writing, law, music and drama; many high students write pieces for the school’s award-winning literary magazine.
Most teachers would recommend the school and all of them agree that the school encourages students to work towards a college degree, according to the 2015-16 NYC School Survey. However, one-third of teachers say discipline and order are not maintained and 42 percent of students say they feel unsafe around the outside of the school, according to the Survey.
Hostos-Lincoln shares a building with University Prep Charter.
Most students stay for high school. After graduation, many attend a variety of CUNY colleges and some attend SUNY and private institutions.
ADMISSIONS: Middle school is open to District 7 students and residents. The high school is open to students citywide but gives priority to continuing 8th-graders. Admission for both middle and high school is based on a review of students’ ELA and math scores, grades and attendance record. (Laura Zingmond, web reports July, 2017)
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