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Brooklyn Collaborative Studies

Overview written by the school: Brooklyn Collaborative is a diverse and respectful Expeditionary Learning Education School, in partnership with NYC Outward Bound Schools, committed to developing students and staff who are kind, open-minded, persistent, responsible, and courageous. With support from peers, staff, families, and school partners, students engage in challenging academic and social experiences that prepare them for college-level learning and full participation in civic life. Students learn to apply their intellect and effort to benefit themselves and their community.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 77% (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: 69% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 78% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 84% 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: Brooklyn Collaborative Studies
Code: K03R
Program description: Students write frequently in all their classes. Teachers use critique protocols to improve understanding of the qualities of good writing. In all content areas, writing is used to deepen understanding, promote reflection, and synthesize what students know. We expect students to work in groups and exhibit habits of scholarship and character, like collaboration, kindness and persistence. We have a partnership with NYC Outward Bound Schools, EL Education, and the Performance Standards Consortium.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 33
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 652
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 20
Seats 9 SWD: 7
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 195
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 28

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then 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): Art Studio, Community Service, Creative Writing, Computer Lab, Debate, Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Homework Help, Instrumental Music and Band, Library Club, Peer Mediation, Reelworks Film Club, Robosharks Robotics Team, Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Teacher's Assistants
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, Soccer
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, 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: 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: 684
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 3:05pm

Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: American Sign Language, Spanish

Additional info: College Trips; Internship Expected; Online Grading System; Orientation
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Carroll Gardens-Columbia Street-Red Hook
Neighborhood: Carroll Gardens-Red Hook

School Number: K142
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 306
Council district: 39
Census tract: 63
BIN: 3336036
BBL: 3003690001

About Brooklyn Collaborative Studies

Contacts

Address: 610 HENRY STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11231
Latitude: 40.68007
Longitude: -74.001377
Phone number: 718-923-4700
Fax number: 718-923-4730
School email: [email protected]
Website: bcs448.org
Subway lines near the school: F, G to Carroll St
Bus lines near the school: B57, B61, X12, X14, X17, X17A, X19, X3, X31, X42, X5, X8, X9

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District Borough Number: 
15K448
Academic opportunities: 

Academic Portfolio required for graduation: Students write and present four in-depth Mastery Passage Performance-Based Assessment Task (PBAT) papers

Presentations of Learning: Students participate in roundtables in each core class every year where they defend their writing to external panelists

Expeditionary Thursdays: Students engage in fieldwork expeditions outside of the building every other Thursday all year round

Groupwork: Students regularly work in teams and participate in crew advisory daily. Freshmen participate in a week-long Crew Camping Orientation.

Electives include Fitness, Yoga, Dance, Philosophy, Art, Journalism, American Sign Language, Creative Writing, Drafting, Restorative Practices

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