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El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice

Overview written by the school: We are a small, innovative learning community with a focus on comprehensive education while inspiring and nurturing leadership for peace and justice. As a NYS Performance Standards Consortium schools, our curriculum and program is designed to create an intellectual and challenging environment where every student thrives. Our project-based curriculum prepares students to be active and independent thinkers who share a passion for transforming communities and the world. Our trimester system allows students to complete most of their high school credits by 11th grade, leaving opportunities for focused work on their graduation portfolio assessment, accredited college opportunities, research, financial aid workshops, tours, and internships.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 78% (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% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 74% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 42% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 94% 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: El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice
Code: K75A
Program description: Project-focused curriculum including portfolio-based assessment in all four disciplines, peer mentoring, and leadership development, integrated arts across the curriculum, CUNY Early College Dual Credit, SAT/PSAT college and ELA Common Core prep.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 46
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 184
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 9
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 75
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance

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): Academic Support, Bike Club, CBO Support El Puente Leadership Centers & Visiting Artists, College & Vocational Counseling & Placement, Community Development Project, Drama, Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC), Film & Media, Movement Theater, Music Production, Peer Mediation, Peer Mentoring and Leadership Development, Percussion, Pre-Professional Training in Dance, PSAT/SAT Prep, Spoken Word, Visual Arts
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: No data
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): Intramural Sports
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 224
Start time: 9:00am
End time: 3:40pm

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

Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation
Bbat: 1

School accessibility description: Not Accessible

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Williamsburg
Neighborhood: Williamsburg

School Number: K778

Community board: 301
Council district: 33
Census tract: 529
BIN: 3379706
BBL: 3022070002

About El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice

Contacts

Address: 250 HOOPER STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11211
Latitude: 40.705898
Longitude: -73.955611
Phone number: 718-387-1125
Fax number: 718-387-4229
School email: [email protected]
Website: elpuente.us
Subway lines near the school: G to Broadway; J, M, Z to Hewes St
Bus lines near the school: B24, B32, B39, B44, B44-SBS, B46, B48, B57, B60, B62, Q54, Q59

Hotels near El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice

District Borough Number: 
14K685
Academic opportunities: 

Students complete four academic Portfolio-Based Assessments Tasks (PBATs) and NYS ELA Common Core assessment as part of graduation compliance

CUNY Medgar Evers and Touro College courses on premises, iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Accelerated Credit Accumulation, SAT Preparatory Course, Individualized College Counseling, Early College Awareness & Preparatory Program

Visits to college campuses in NYC and outside NYC in partnership with the El Puente Leadership Center, Internships, Community-Based Projects

Electives: Drama, Dance, Debate partnership w/Tufts University, Band, Quilting, Mural Painting, Bike Club, Peer Mentoring and Leadership Development

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