Brooklyn Bridge Academy
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A fast track to graduation for older students
Attendance is a constant challenge
Brooklyn Bridge Academy, housed in the South Shore Educational Campus, offers a fresh start for older students who are at risk of dropping out.
The school operates on a trimester schedule, which allows students to accumulate credits faster than they would on a traditional schedule of two semesters a year. While a student in a regular high school accumulates 11 credits a year, students at Brooklyn Bridge may accumulate more than twice that many.
The school, affiliated with New Visions for Public Schools and the non-profit community organization CAMBA, offers a supportive environment, career counseling and paid internships. Students say they feel safe. However, attendance is a constant challenge, as it is for most transfer schools.
Admissions: Students must be at least 16 years of age. They must have attended another high school for at least one year and have a minimum 6th grade reading level. Call the school to schedule an interview. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, August 2018)Read more