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Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies

Overview written by the school: At MACS our students learn by doing. Our staff builds relationships with students, parents, & community to continuously develop systems that empower the whole student. We put students first by setting high expectations while meeting student needs so they can work collaboratively & think critically to become creative problem-solvers who will lead by example in all endeavors. We implement a series of data-informed, student-centered initiatives, project-based learning, & socio-emotional support structures that use evidence to meet needs and maximize equity for all. Passion, persistence, & knowledge of the whole student flow in & out of these systems as connective threads that encourage high standards & real-world relevance in our practices.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 73% (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: 84% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 91% 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: 93% 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: Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies
Code: X81X
Program description: Students learn by doing at MACS thereby building college-ready skills from the start. All students complete major course projects in all subjects each year and present to panelists and judges. We offer a wide variety of programs to enhance the whole child, including mentoring program recognized by the Obama Admin. Our students enroll in colleges such as Dartmouth, George Washington, Syracuse, Binghamton, Fordham, NYU, St. John's, Hunter, John Jay, Hofstra, Buffalo State, Courtlandt, and many others.
Interest: Project-Based Learning
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 98
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 690
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 25
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 210
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Course Grades: Average
Requirement 3: Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math

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): Robotics Team (technology & engineering), Campus Farm, Coloring Club, Computer Coding, Cooking, Film Club, Game/Chess Club, HER Story, International Club, Intramural Sports, Japanese Club, Peer Groups Leadership & Mentoring, Music Club, National Honor Society, Photography, Poetry/Spoken Word, Project Competitions, Dance, Morris Academy Mentors, Student Government Association, Theater/Performance Arts Program, Book Club, Visual Art Residencies, Yearbook Club, Fitness Club & JROTC.
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, Soccer
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, 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: No data
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Basketball, Football, Intramural Sports
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 409
Start time: 8:44am
End time: 3:04pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Tutoring; Health Center; Internships Available; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Summer Bridge; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Morrisania-Melrose
Neighborhood: Morrisania-Melrose
Campus name: Morris Educational Campus
School Number: X400
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 203
Council district: 16
Census tract: 135
BIN: 2004526
BBL: 2026340001

About Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies

Contacts

Address: 1110 BOSTON ROAD, BRONX NY 10456
Latitude: 40.827642
Longitude: -73.904473
Phone number: 718-617-5312
Fax number: 718-893-7368
School email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/schools/X297
Subway lines near the school: 2, 5 to Intervale Ave
Bus lines near the school: Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS

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District Borough Number: 
09X297
Academic opportunities: 

Advanced Placement (AP) classes, CUNY at Home Program, College Now classes, Computer Science, full time college counselor, SAT Prep

Project Based Learning, school-wide academic competitions, enrichment trips, leadership electives, after school and saturday school, academic tutoring

Students develop college-level projects through a supportive and challenging school-wide system to present at biannual project celebration events.

Peer mentoring & leadership development program, visual arts program, Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC), and Computer Science courses

Blended learning opportunities, theater infused English courses, and academic-based paid internship program

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