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Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE)

Overview written by the school: The Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE) is a small public high school in partnership with the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. At BASE, learning moves beyond the classroom walls, starting with our signature Field Studies program. Using the world-renowned Brooklyn Botanic Garden as their living classroom, students learn inquiry-based science research skills from BBG experts and dedicated, highly qualified teachers.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 67% (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: 89% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 83% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 58% 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: Science Exploration Program
Code: K41A
Program description: Integrated curriculum includes lab-based learning and hands-on experiences. Our program exposes students to a wide-range of science pathways including computer science, environmental justice, urban ecology, and anatomy and physiology. Includes real-world experiences such as job shadowing, mentoring, internships and paid job opportunities through our many partnerships. Selection criteria: Attendance (100-85%), Science grades (100-70), State ELA and Math exam scores (4-2).
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 543
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 93
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Science
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

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): After-school and Saturday tutoring, Anime/Otaku, Garden Crew, Glee, Hiking, Chess, Video Games, Guitar, Korean, Green Team, Recycling, Yearbook, Junior Achievement/High School Heroes, National Honor Society, Peer Leaders, SEO Scholars, Steve's Summer Camp, Student Government, Trident Swimming Program, and Weight Training.
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, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming
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, Soccer, 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: Cricket, Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Cheerleading
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 382
Start time: 8:35am
End time: 3:22pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Orientation; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Crown Heights South
Neighborhood: Crown Heights South
Campus name: Prospect Heights Educational Campus
School Number: K440
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 309
Council district: 35
Census tract: 213
BIN: 3029686
BBL: 3011870001

About Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE)

Contacts

Address: 883 CLASSON AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11225
Latitude: 40.670349
Longitude: -73.961695
Phone number: 718-230-6363
Fax number: 718-230-6370
School email: [email protected]
Website: basehighschool.org
Subway lines near the school: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Franklin Av; S to Botanic Garden
Bus lines near the school: B41, B43, B44-SBS, B45, B48, B49

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District Borough Number: 
17K547
Academic opportunities: 

Field Studies for ninth graders allows students to leave the classroom once per week to conduct science research at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

After-school tutoring, Saturday Regents Prep, and credit recovery opportunities offer additional academic support.

Electives include: Computer Science, Environmental Science, Computer Art, Anatomy and Physiology, and Science and Sustainability.

College Courses offered through LIU Early Scholars program. College trips and SAT Prep classes offered.

Internships and paid positions available at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, Nature Conservancy, Brooklyn Museum and many more.

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