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Academy for Young Writers

Overview paragraph: 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: 89% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 88% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 71% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 73% 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 for New Students
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: 512
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 9
Seats 9 SWD: 11
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 143
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 13

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


Extracurricular activities: Award-Winning 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: Basketball, Bowling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track

School sports: Badminton, Baseball, Cheerleading, Flag Football, Intramural Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Tennis

Other info

Total students: 546
Start time: 9am
End time: 3:38pm
Grades 2018: 6 to 12
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Health Center; Internships; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: 1

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: 5
Council district: 42
Census tract: 1070
BIN: 3413878
BBL: 3044490001

About Academy for Young Writers


Address: 1065 Elton Street, Brooklyn NY 11208
Latitude: 40.657459
Longitude: -73.874756
Phone number: 718-688-7230
Fax number: 718-688-7236
School email: [email protected]
Subway: N/A
Bus: B13, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5, Q8

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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

Exhibition-Based Academic Program (grades primarily based on student exhibitions/projects), Annual Portfolios, Habits of Mind, Senior Projects

Raven Press: All students publish original writing each year as part of a class anthology and have the opportunity to self-publish their writing

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