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Academy for Environmental Leadership

Overview paragraph: We are a small, innovative learning community with a collaborative approach to teaching and learning that seeks to empower students to become responsible leaders. We strive to make students part of a global response to preserving our environment. Every student is held to the highest standards and has constant opportunities for intellectual engagement. All students are expected to be college and career ready prior to graduation. We welcome parental involvement, which is essential to the success of our school. Our instructional focus is on reading and writing across all content areas. All students are expected to take a math and science course each semester. Our teachers use technology to engage our students and apply learning to the world.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 70% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 80% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 57% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 44% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80% 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: Academy for Environmental Leadership
Code: L23A

Interest: Environmental Science
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 89
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 194
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 65
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: We do not rank students for this program; all students will be selected randomly.


Extracurricular activities: Art, Drama, Global Potential (six weeks of immersion in a rural village as a youth leader), National Honor Society, Student Council, Summer Search, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Indoor Track, Softball, Volleyball

School sports: Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Swimming

Other info

Total students: 272
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Studio Art: Drawing, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; LYFE program; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Summer Bridge Program; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: 2

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Bushwick North
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Campus name: Bushwick Educational Campus
School Number: K480
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 4
Council district: 37
Census tract: 435
BIN: 3076908
BBL: 3033650098

About Academy for Environmental Leadership


Address: 400 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237
Latitude: 40.69697
Longitude: -73.910791
Phone number: 718-381-7100
Fax number: 718-381-0223
School email: [email protected]
Subway: L, M to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs
Bus: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58

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Advanced Placement Environmental Science class takes place in our newly constructed NY Sunworks sponsored hydroponics lab (or green classroom).

We seek to empower students through rigorous instruction to become self-reliant/resilient, responsible leaders, caretakers of the Earth and others.

Students gain hands-on experience by preparing soil, composting, producing seedlings in our green classroom and studying food justice systems.

When students actively build on each other's ideas, ask questions and discuss, they intellectually engage in the work and their performance improves.

We will achieve this by incorporating the citywide instructional expectations and preparing rigorous lessons with the Common Core Standards in mind.

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