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Academy for Conservation and the Environment

Overview paragraph: This is a small learning community with a supportive culture. We prepare students with knowledge, skills, confidence, and motivation to succeed in college. Our instructional program focuses on developing critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and the application of real-world concepts. Through our partnerships with Cornell University, Brooklyn College, and Medgar Evers College, we provide a rigorous curriculum emphasizing the sciences and technology. We provide students with internship opportunities, numerous Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and early college courses. Through dedicated staff, rigorous and engaging coursework, and individualized instruction our students are empowered to succeed in their future endeavors.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 81% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 82% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 66% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 48% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 77% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Technology and Visual Arts Institute
Code: L44A
Program description: This institute focuses on technology and digital art through course work in computer science, robotics, and computer art. Students will explore STEM initiatives such as, computer programming through coding and robotics, as well as visual and digital computer arts.
Interest: Computer Science & Technology
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 50
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 211
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 66
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: ACE Hornets Basketball Team, Cooking, Cultural Club, Chess Club, Dance, Fashion, Fitness, Paid Summer Internship with the Nature Conservancy (LEAF), Peer Mediation, SAVE, Senior Council, Student Organization, Sustainability
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) ACE Hornets Basketball Team, ACE Hornets Cheerleading Team

Other info

Total students: 285
Start time: 8:05am
End time: 2:25pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Canarsie
Neighborhood: Canarsie
Campus name: South Shore Educational Campus
School Number: K515
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 18
Council district: 46
Census tract: 950
BIN: 3224139
BBL: 3079980005

About Academy for Conservation and the Environment


Address: 6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11236
Latitude: 40.633285
Longitude: -73.916735
Phone number: 718-968-4101
Fax number: 718-968-4296
School email: [email protected]
Subway: N/A
Bus: B103, B47, B6, B82, BM2

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iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning through APEX and blended learning.

Science and Health Institute: Focuses on Environmental Science and Health Professions

Technology and Visual Arts Institute: Focuses on Computer Science, Robotics, and Digital Art

Advanced Placement Courses and a variety of elective courses offered each semester

Early College credits earned through Medgar Evers College.

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