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Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts

Overview paragraph: Our school has a performing and visual arts program that serves a diverse population through a comprehensive range of academic and supportive curricula. We offer a nurturing and supportive academic learning environment. Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts is a part of the first cohort recognized in New York City as a Nationally Certified Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) school. To ensure that students are college and career ready, we have implemented iLearn courses to aid under-credited students in fulfilling their credit requirements. Based on our work with School Time Labs, we have programmed a College and Career Readiness course for all high school students with goal extending to grades six through eight.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 69% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 76% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 79% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 45% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 85% 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: Visual Arts
Code: K42A
Program description: Painting, drawing, art of advertisement and design, dimensional design, art history, textile, photography, product promotion, cartoon design illustration, and sculpture.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Audition

Offer Rate: -13% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 19
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 110
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 4
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 32
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Audition information: Students must present a portfolio of 10-20 pieces of original work including still life, human figure and imaginative drawing. Students must be able to discuss their portfolio, artistic interests and area of study. Students must take an in-person drawing test.

Seats 10: Yes-5
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to District 13 students or residents
Admissions priority 3: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (65-100), Math (55-100), Science (58-100), Social Studies (60-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)
Writing Exercise (on-site)


Psal Sports Boys: Badminton, Basketball
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Cross Country
Psal Sports Coed: Double Dutch, Stunt

Other info

Total students: 370
Start time: 8am
End time: 2:20pm
Grades 2018: 6 to 12
Final grades: 6 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Internship Expected; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Uniform; Weekend Programs

School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Fort Greene
Neighborhood: Fort Greene

School Number: K265
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 2
Council district: 35
Census tract: 211
BIN: 3057942
BBL: 3020280001

About Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts


Address: 101 Park Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
Latitude: 40.696324
Longitude: -73.97578
Phone number: 718-834-6760
Fax number: 718-243-0815
School email: [email protected]
Subway: N/A
Bus: B54, B57, B62, B67, B69

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

Visual Arts, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Dance, Drama; Marching, Concert, and Jazz Bands; Technical Theater

AP for All, College Advisory, Summer School, McKinney After-School Academic Program, CUNY College Now, Algebra For All, Software Engineering

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