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ACORN Community High School

Overview paragraph: We prepare our students to become leaders of the 21st century. We believe that through real-world, rigorous, and collaborative educational experiences our students are prepared to embark on their college and career journey. ACHS believes in educating the whole child, by providing small nurturing learning communities that are specific to our students' needs. Our students' lives matter and we work tirelessly to facilitate their progress even beyond graduation. As we empower our scholars to transform, "Success is the only option!"

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 74% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 80% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 38% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 54% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83% 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: Early Childhood Education Academy
Code: K85A
Program description: This program is tailored to support students in acquiring skills for early childhood education and preparing for the Child Development Credential (CDA). Participants will take Early College Courses in education and participate in externships in order to fulfill the criteria of this program.
Interest: Teaching
Method: Ed. Opt.

Offer Rate: -88% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 103
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 159
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 22
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 49
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 2

Seats 10: Yes-15
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Art, Chess, Chorus, Cultural Outings, Dance, Debate, Drama, Multi-Cultural Club, National Honor Society, Peer Mediators, Photography, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook
Psal Sports Boys: Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Volleyball

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Basketball, Football, Soccer, Track

Other info

Total students: 193
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:40pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internship Expected; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: 2
School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Crown Heights North
Neighborhood: Crown Heights North

School Number: K909
Shared space: No
Community board: 8
Council district: 35
Census tract: 305
BIN: 3027982
BBL: 3011410005

About ACORN Community High School


Address: 561 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11238
Latitude: 40.678488
Longitude: -73.962105
Phone number: 718-789-2258
Fax number: 718-789-2260
School email: [email protected]
Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum; C, S to Franklin Ave
Bus: B25, B26, B44, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49, B52, B65, B69

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Portfolio-Based Assessment

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Early College-Partnerships with Medgar Evers and LIU

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Program

CUNY College Now

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