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Academy for Excellence in Leadership

Overview written by the school: Formerly the Academy for Environmental Leadership, we are a nurturing learning community that drives our students to excellence and teaches them how to be responsible leaders. We define a LEADER as Loving, Empowered, Altruistic, Driven, Enthusiastic, and a Role Model. Every student is a leader that is held to the highest standard and has constant opportunities for intellectual engagement. As we prepare our leaders for the world beyond high school, our students are empowered to take on leadership roles via partnerships with programs that focus on the arts, socio-emotional growth, career development and college readiness. Our instruction is student-centered, and students work with one another on relevant, real-world topics, using technology.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 76% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 79% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 61% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 41% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 86% 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 Excellence in Leadership
Code: L23A

Interest: Environmental Science
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 284
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 89
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

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


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Chess Club, Culture Club, Drama Club, Forensics Club, Moth Storytelling, National Honor Society, Student Council, Swimming Club, Yearbook Club
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 238
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Drawing, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Dress Code; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Bushwick North
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Campus name: Bushwick Educational Campus
School Number: K480
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 304
Council district: 37
Census tract: 435
BIN: 3076908
BBL: 3033650098

About Academy for Excellence in Leadership


Latitude: 40.697185
Longitude: -73.91117
Phone number: 718-381-7100
Fax number: 718-381-0223
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: L, M to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs
Bus lines near the school: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58

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We conduct student-driven classrooms, where students collaborate with one another on authentic, real-world tasks using technology.

We offer AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination), a college readiness program that helps students develop skills to be successful in college.

As part of AVID, all of our classes focus on building skills in writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization and reading.

In their junior or senior year, students can earn credit teaching a class to ninth graders as Peer Leaders via Peer Group Connections (PGC) training.

Students can earn up to 18 college credits through Advanced Placement AND up to 12 college credits via College Now classes - a full year of credits.

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