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ACORN Community High School

Overview written by the school: 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: 73% (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: 77% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 50% 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: 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: 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.

Seats 9 GE: 104
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 107
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 1
Seats 9 SWD: 21
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 39
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 2

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then 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): No data
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, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, 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: Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 150
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

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

School Number: K909
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 308
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 lines near the school: 2, 3 to Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum; C, S to Franklin Ave
Bus lines near the school: 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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