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Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM)

Overview written by the school: Our motto is: "Academic, artistic, and professional preparation for the 21st Century." Students achieve best when learning is applied to research, experimentation, creativity, and projects. Students participate in a four-year college preparatory curriculum, AP courses, college partnerships/trips, and present a college prep portfolio at the end of each school year. Students study visual art, design/photography, and film-making and complete four years of special arts topics seminars. Many enroll in accelerated visual, performing, and media arts academies. Our Advisory-Family program provides support and a strong peer community. Through student-centered learning and strong relationships, we nurture students' development and their potential.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 83.999997% (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: 83.999997% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 69.999999% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 43.000001% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 88% 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 Community Arts and Media
Code: L25A
Program description: Ninth grade summer bridge intensive, ninth grade scholars academy.
Interest: Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 124
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 683
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 225
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 13

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Open 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, Handball, Soccer, Table Tennis
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, Flag Football
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: Stunt
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: 451
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 2:41pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Calculus AB, AP United States History, AP Environmental Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Community School,Community Service Expected,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Extended Year,Health Center,Internship Expected,Internships Available,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Summer Internships,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Clinton Hill
Neighborhood: Clinton Hill

School Number: K117
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 303
Council district: 33
Census tract: 235
BIN: 3055165
BBL: 3019260010

About Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM)


Address: 300 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205 (40.692015,-73.95818)
Latitude: 40.692642
Longitude: -73.958794
Phone number: 718-230-5748
Fax number: 718-230-3050
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: G to Classon Ave
Bus lines near the school: B38, B44, B44-SBS, B48, B52, B54, B57, B62

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Four-year college prep curriculum: college counselor, College Confident, CUNY College Now, LIU Early College, Pratt Institute Art Scholars, in-state/out-of-state college trips

Four-year media arts professional specialization: studio art, photography, filmmaking, accelerated arts academies, internship, media job training

Advanced Placement (AP) for All school: multiple AP courses in English, History, Mathematics, Science

Algebra for All school: accelerated focus and support on college preparatory Mathematics and early completion of all Regent/Common Core exams

Intensive Language Travel Abroad Program: Spanish & Mandarin language studies, BCAM Globetrotters completing international travel in Spring (Spain '16, Japan '17, Italy '19, Ghana '21)

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