South Bronx Community Charter School
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Themes of social justice, equity and empowerment
Some teachers grumble about order and discipline on school surveys
South Bronx Community Charter, founded in 2015, is a small school in the South Bronx that grew from Mayor Bloomberg’s Young Men’s Initiative, a youth mentoring program. Students are placed in single-gender advisory groups that meet weekly and stay together all four years.
The school seeks to empower students of color and be culturally responsive according to the school website. Children joined a five-borough march on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to encourage people to vote. Some lessons are innovative, for example, children wrote skits based on historic court cases, such as "Brown vs. Board of Education," the landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. The school also offers art and movement classes, according to the school's website.
Some teachers say order and discipline could be better according to school surveys, but attendance is above the citywide average and most children say they feel safe in school.
In August 2018 the school moved from Boricua College to a new address: 730 Concourse Village W., Tower B, Bronx, NY, 10451
ADMISSIONS: Admission is by lottery. Preference goes to students with enrolled siblings and students living in district 7. (Isabel Corpus, DOE date and web reports, August 2018)Read more