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What’s Special

A second chance for older students

The Downside

Offerings limited due to small size

Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx is a small high school in Longwood serving grades 10 through 12. Students focus deeply on a few subjects at a time. Smaller classes and lots of support, such as tutoring, help students meet graduation requirements.

"We are a creative, compassionate, academically challenging community with a tradition of inpsiring its learners to make positive changes in their lives and the world while becoming highly prepared for college/career," said principal Marsha Vernon, who has led the school since 2011.

This is a transfer alternative school, which admits older students, ages 16 to 19, who have fallen behind in credits, dropped out, or need a fresh start. Transfer schools are designed to help students get back on track towards graduation. 

Programs include Learning to Work internships, before and after school tutoring, evening classes, College Now courses, and vacation and summer school. The school partners with the LEAP-Arts program, Lorenzo Dance Co., R. F. Art Consultants, and NYEdge for its after school programs. 

The school is tiny, with fewer than 200 students. Extra offerings are limited. PSAL alternative league sports include boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball and co-ed softball. 

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Academics

School
Citywide
Transfer school graduation rate
 
70%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
73%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

170
Number of students
Citywide Average is 599

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
87%
Students with disabilities
 
41%
Multilingual learners
 
16%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
95%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
17%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
17%
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?
 
94%
11.3
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
88
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
75%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Music

 
46%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 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?
 
16%
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
48%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx (Y74A)

Admissions Method: Transfer

Program Description:

Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx (AASSAB) is an alternative transfer high school devoted to transforming young minds and lives through education. Our student centered classrooms and rigorous PBAT process, combined with our unique 6 week cycle program inspires learners to make positive changes in their lives and the world, while becoming prepared for college and the 21st century workforce.

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

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Contact & Location

Location

1010 Rev. J. A. Polite Avenue
Bronx NY 10459

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Intervale Av; 6 Line to Hunts Point Av

Buses: Bx17, Bx19, Bx21, Bx27, Bx35, Bx4, Bx46, Bx4A, Bx5, Bx6, Bx6-SBS


Contact

Principal: Marsha Vernon

Parent Coordinator: Marsha Vernon

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Bronx Regional Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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