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

Grades: 6-12
911 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-564-2566

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)

 

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School Stats

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

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78%
84% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
63%
44% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
91%
78% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
83%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
77%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.5

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
24%
47% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration: A College Board School, and Clara Barton High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Spanish,US History,Algebra I,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
21%
51% Citywide Average
How many students graduate in 4 years?
79%
87% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
40%
64% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
18%
55% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
55%
77% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
346
Asian
1%
Black
72%
Hispanic
20%
White
2%
Other
5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
85%
Students with disabilities
17%
English language learners
12%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
92%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
27%
20% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
Yes

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
65%
74% Citywide Average

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
10%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
10%
17% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
0%
10% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
0%
5% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 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.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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

Sports

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

Location

Flatbush (District 17)
Trains: B Line, Q Line to Church Ave
Buses: B103, B12, B16, B35, B41, B44, B44-SBS, B49, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4

Contact

Principal
Joan Mosely
Parent Coordinator
Kathleen Riley

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Erasmus Hall Educational Campus with four other schools
Uniforms required?
Yes
Metal detectors?
Yes

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