Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship: A College Board School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Students learn to run businesses

The Downside

Poor attendance; low graduation rate

The Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship offers students the chance to create and run their own simulated business through the Virtual Enterprise program. Teachers say longtime principal Zenobia White is an effective leader, and most recommend the school to parents, according to school surveys.

However, the school faces many challenges. Attendance is poor and the graduation rate is well below the citywide average. One-third of students who responded to the survey said they don’t feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms.

Founded as a 6-12 school in the South Bronx in 2005 by the College Board (which administers the SATs), the school moved in 2008 to an airy, spacious new building, shared with New World High School and the Bronxwood Preparatory Academy, in the northern part of the Bronx. The Department of Education decided in 2012 to phase out the middle school grades, hoping to improve high school achievement.

ADMISSIONS: Educational option formula, designed to ensure a mix of low-, average- and high-performing students. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, June 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
80%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
62%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
64%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
47%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

383
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
86%
Students with disabilities
 
19%
Multilingual learners
 
4%
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?
 
93%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
31%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
18%
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?
 
88%
16.2
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
91
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?
 
82%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
25%

Physics

 
20%

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
67%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
32%

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?
 
36%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
77%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
43%
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?
 
37%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 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

Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP World History: Modern, AP Computer Science Principles, AP United States History, AP Human Geography

Boys PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Lacrosse, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

921 East 228th Street
Bronx NY 10466

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 225th St

Buses: Bx31, Bx39, Bx8, BxM11


Contact

Principal: Zenobia White

Parent Coordinator: Yvonne Elliott Barham

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the building with the New World HS and the Bronxwood Preparatory Academy

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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