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Academy for Young Writers

Overview written by the school: Young Writers is a small supportive community where excellent teaching, close relationships, and high expectations lead students to college and career. We value respect, kindness, safety, and empathy. Classes are student-centered and project-based. We focus on developing reading, writing, discussion, and presentation skills, while encouraging the exploration of STEM topics and self-expression through the arts. Advisory classes are the foundation of our community and support a restorative approach to discipline. Students are encouraged to build trusting relationships, to be themselves, to take risks, and to undergo personal growth over their four years. We seek parents and students who are interested in belonging to close-knit school community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 86% (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: 86% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 81% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 74% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 87% 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 Young Writers
Code: L22A
Program description: College preparatory curriculum. Four years of math, science, English and history. Selective courses including writing, computer science, robotics, coding, arts, music, in-school SAT prep, and college counseling.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 55
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 704
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 13
Seats 9 SWD: 11
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 138
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 13

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality

Activities

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): Award-Winning Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Black Lives Matter Movement, Caribbean Dance & Step Teams, Cheerleaders, Film Making, Girls Empowerment, Homework Center, Japanese Language & Culture Club, Latino Community & Culture Club, League of Legends & E-Sports Club, Math Lab, Music and Art Classes, Muslim Pride Club, Peer Tutoring, Podcasting, Poets' Cafe, Reading Intervention, Restorative Justice, Student Council, Talent Show, Theater, Web Design, Writers' Posse, Yearbook Committee
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
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): Badminton, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Intramural Sports, Soccer
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 551
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:38pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: East New York
Neighborhood: East New York
Campus name: Spring Creek Educational Campus
School Number: K422
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 305
Council district: 42
Census tract: 1070
BIN: 3413878
BBL: 3044490001

About Academy for Young Writers

Contacts

Address: 1065 ELTON STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11208
Latitude: 40.657434
Longitude: -73.874734
Phone number: 718-688-7230
Fax number: 718-688-7236
School email: [email protected]
Website: afyw.org
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: B13, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5, Q8

Hotels near Academy for Young Writers

District Borough Number: 
19K404
Academic opportunities: 

Advanced Placement (AP English Language & Literature, Computer Science, Biology, US History), College NOW, College Trips, College Counselor

Computer science, coding, and robotics courses, integrated technology use across the curriculum, Google apps, Chromebooks, iPads, and SMART Boards

Restorative Justice: Advisory focused on community building, peer mediation, senior buddies, RJ ambassadors, student leadership

Publishing Projects, Exhibition-Based Academic Program (grades primarily based on student exhibitions/projects), Senior Projects

Advisory Program

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