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It Takes a Village Academy

Overview written by the school: It Takes A Village Academy is a supportive learning community that prepares students with the advanced skills, knowledge and confidence to become positive and responsible global citizens by cultivating in them ITAVA's 4 Core Values - Communication, Character, Critical Thinking and Civic Responsibility. Our focus is College and Career Readiness which is facilitated by our Early College programs with Medgar Evers College, LIU, Berkeley, Monroe College and Kingsborough Community College. We provide rigorous curriculum emphasizing; Medical Professions, Sciences and Technology. We currently provide many Advanced Placement (AP) courses, internships and a robust after school and Saturday Academy geared to building critical thinking skills.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 91% (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: 91% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 78% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 52% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 64% 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: It Takes A Village Academy
Code: L36A
Program description: Students are exposed to variety of math and science programs. Most programs are technology based. All students take technology classes starting with grade 9 through grade 12. Students use variety of programs to study mathematics, sciences, art (visual arts), literature, social studies, and foreign languages.
Interest: Science & Math
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 370
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 4
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 105
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 6

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Art, or Music
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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, Dance, Robotics competitions, Local Community Service in Hospitals and medical offices, Peer Mediation, Science Fairs, Science and Math Jeopardy Games, STEM and STEAM Competitions, Amazon Computer Science Program, Model United Nations, ITAVA Band, After School Program, Saturday Academy, SAT and PSAT Prep, Homework Center, Swimming, Multicultural Day, Black History Showcase, Talent Show, Inter-grade (Academies) Sports competitions and much more!
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, Bowling, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball
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, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, 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: Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Track/Cross Country
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 659
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 3:47pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform; Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Rugby-Remsen Village
Neighborhood: East Flatbush
Campus name: Samuel J. Tilden Educational Campus
School Number: K415
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 317
Council district: 45
Census tract: 936
BIN: 3104598
BBL: 3047420001

About It Takes a Village Academy


Address: 5800 TILDEN AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11203
Latitude: 40.648657
Longitude: -73.922171
Phone number: 718-629-2307
Fax number: 718-629-6162
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: B17, B35, B46, B47, B7, B8

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Medical Professions and Science Programs: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Health Exploration courses, Pre-Nursing, Pre-Medicine courses, LIU Medical Professions Early College courses

Multimedia Technology, Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Business Math, Statistics, Robotics

College Credits at ITAVA: Medgar Evers College, Long Island University (LIU), Monroe College, Berkeley College, City Tech, Kingsborough Community College

Art, Music, Regents Prep, SAT Prep, Early College Program, CUNY College Now, Swimming, Lifeguard Classes, Homework Center, Field trips, Advisory, Restorative Justice classes, Peer Mediation

Online Accelerated courses, APEX Online Courses, Saturday College credit-bearing classes at LIU, Kingsborough Community College, Medgar Evers College

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