Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration: A College Board School

Grades: 6-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Interesting partnerships with colleges and local organizations

The Downside

Low academic performance

Since it opened in 2007 the Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration, serving grades 6-12, has struggled to find its footing.

School leaders have tried a number of initiatives over the years and now have embarked on a series of interesting partnerships, including several designed to help their students amass college credits and an arts program with BRIC Arts Media. A number of programs, including one that focuses on science and technology, offer academic supports.

Despite such efforts, the school still lags on most measures of academic achievement. A large number of students are chronically absent, enrollment has declined and the school’s graduation rate is below the citywide average. Many teachers say they would not recommend the school to other families, based on responses to the NYC School Survey.  

The academy shares the building with another 6-12 school, the well-regarded Science, Technology and Research Early College High School, known as STAR, and three high schools, Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, High School for Service and Learning, and High School for Youth and Community Development. Sports teams, including a girls’ flag football squad and a co-ed stunt team, take students from all the schools

SPECIAL EDUCATION: College Prep offers some ICT (integrated co-teaching) classes. Students with special needs’ test scores and graduation rate fall below the citywide average.

ADMISSION: The middle school is open to all District 17 students. Both the middle and high school typically have room for all who apply. (Gail Robinson, web reports, December 2018)


School Stats


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


Number of students
611 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
8 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
226 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



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

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
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?
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 College Preparation and Career Exploration

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration prepares students for the world of tomorrow by providing a challenging high school curriculum in addition to a rigorous college program at CUNY New York City College of Technology. Our small learning community offers all students supports and challenges. ACPCE students receive a substantial head start when applying to college by graduating with college credits and paid work-based learning experiences at leading business and tech companies.


From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Statistics

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Stunt

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

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


911 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11226

Trains: B Line, Q Line to Church Ave

Buses: B103, B12, B16, B35, B41, B44, B44-SBS, B49, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4


Principal: Joan Mosely

Parent Coordinator: Penee Yzaguirre Banks


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Erasmus Hall Educational Campus with four other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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