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Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School

Overview written by the school: McCown is a college preparatory school partnering with NYC Outward Bound Schools and EL Education to offer challenging student-centered learning focused around case studies and expeditions that incorporate fieldwork and conclude with projects presented to authentic audiences along with service learning opportunities. We offer a small, personal environment which allows McCown to highlight each student's unique gifts, talents and creativity in pursuit of mastery of NYS Standards. We expect students to uphold our character traits of citizenship, integrity, perseverance, respect, and responsibility, wear our uniform, and complete 100 hours of community service by graduation.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 100% (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: 100% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 100% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 100% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 100% 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: Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School
Code: R55A
Program description: Our school partners with NYC Outward Bound Schools and EL Education to offer student-centered learning, focused around case studies and expeditions, that incorporate fieldwork, products presented to authentic audiences, and service learning opportunities. We expect students to uphold our character traits of creativity, honesty, humor, respect, and responsibility. Students are part of a Crew that provides social and emotional support, opportunities for community service and academic tracking.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 83
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 490
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 25
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 120
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 5

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

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): 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: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Indoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Wrestling
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, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
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: 420
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm
Grades 2020: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Biology, AP Human Geography, AP Spanish Language and Culture
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Dress Code,Extended Day Program,Online Grading System,Orientation,Uniform

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

More info

Borough: R
NTA: Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Heartland Village-Lighthouse Hill
Neighborhood: Todt Hill-Heartland Village
Campus name: Jerome Parker Educational Campus
School Number: R043
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 502
Council district: 51
Census tract: 27702
BIN: 5149609
BBL: 5024500320

About Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School

Contacts

Address: 100 Essex Drive, Staten Island NY 10314 (40.581958,-74.159343)
Latitude: 40.581315
Longitude: -74.158589
Phone number: 718-370-6950
Fax number: 718-370-6960
School email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.gaynormccownels.org/
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: S44, S55, S56, S59, S61, S79-SBS, S89, S91, S94, X17, X17A, X17J, X31

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District Borough Number: 
31R064
Academic opportunities: 

NYC Outward Bound Schools: In-depth expeditions that incorporate real-world connections, project-based learning, and authentic audiences.

Crew: Advisory group of students who work with one staff member to receive guidance, develop leadership, support academics, and build character.

Intensives Week: Students engage in a one week exploration of a topic of their choosing and present their learning to an authentic audience at the end of the week.

Day of Service: Students give back to the Staten Island and greater NYC area, performing community service in memory of Gaynor McCown. Students must also perform 100 hours of community service.

Dedicated college counselor and four years of college preparation and exploration.

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