Global Learning Collaborative, The

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Awareness of other cultures

The Downside

Metal detectors; some students want more academic rigor

The Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) offers students the chance to study other cultures through music, history and dance, and to travel abroad. It does a good job of helping kids who arrive with poor skills catch up and graduate on time.  

Founded in 2009, GLC is part of a network of schools in the city founded with the support of the nonprofit Asia Society to encourage students to learn about other countries, especially the Asia Pacific region. In recent years, a dozen or so students per year have traveled to Peru, Cuba and India, among other locations.

The school has improved and grown under the leadership of Karla Chiluiza, who became principal in 2012. She was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and raised in the South Bronx. She was previously a math teacher at Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, and has degrees in economics and mathematics from New York University. Chiluiza and her staff have raised GLC's graduation rate and added calculus and physics to the curriculum. All students are expected to take four years of math and science. The principal and her staff continue to try to boost the attendance rate and encourage kids to get to school on time, according to the school's Comprehensive Educational Plan. The Quality Review gave the school high marks in several areas, such as maintaining a positive school culture and collaboration among teachers.

Many students enter GLC with low skills, but most graduate on time. Those who are behind in credits can take classes to catch up during the day and over the summer. Some students want more of a challenge, however. “I personally was not challenged with the material at this school,” wrote a former student on our website. The number of kids ready for college-level work remains below the citywide average, but opportunities for high achievers are increasing. The school offers at least eight Advanced Placement classes and free college credits.

Students are supported throughout the college application process and take trips to several campuses, including Baruch, Hunter, Borough of Manhattan Community College, John Jay, Columbia, Pace and NYU.

The school has several strong partnerships. The Double Discovery Center at Columbia University offers one-to-one advising, homework help, tutoring, internships, and special events ranging from career days to science labs. Generation Citizen sends staff to help teens develop semester-long “action civics” projects on topics they care about, such as police relations with youth.

Five small schools share the Brandeis Campus building. Teens at GLC who are interested in becoming teachers work with Success Academy students after school.

GLC students must pass through metal detectors on the ground floor. The school is located on the third and fourth floors. [photo by Lydie Raschka]

ADMISSIONS: The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-achieving students. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and school data, July 2018)    

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
89%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
85%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
93%
Average daily attendance
 
78%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
84%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
88%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

464
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
85%
Students with disabilities
 
22%
Multilingual learners
 
13%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
94%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
18%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
7%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
93%
9.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
419
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
94%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

 
8%

Computer Science

 
7%

Physics

 
6%

Advanced Foreign Language

 
17%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
95%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
22%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
47%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
45%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
68%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
26%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

The Global Learning Collaborative

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP World History: Modern, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP 3-D Art and Design, AP United States History, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

145 West 84th Street
Manhattan NY 10024

Trains: 1 Line to 86th St; B Line, C Line to 81st St-Museum of Natural History

Buses: BxM2, M10, M104, M11, M5, M7, M79-SBS, M86-SBS


Contact

Principal: Karla Chiluiza

Parent Coordinator: Amy Casillas

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Louis D. Brandeis Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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