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Orchard Collegiate Academy

Overview written by the school: Orchard Collegiate Academy (OCA) is a supportive, high-quality community school with a focus on college and career readiness. At OCA, our mission is to educate the whole child, exposing them to an array of academic and extracurricular opportunities including music and arts classes, AP classes, leadership roles. Our school partners with the Henry Street Settlement to provide additional college prep, arts programming, social-emotional support, and resources/referrals for the entire family. Students benefit from a full-time college counselor who provides one-on-one counseling and trips to all students. Our partnership with the Abrons Arts Center allows students to enroll in world-class performing arts classes, such as Drama, Music, and Dance.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 97% (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: 89% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 82% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 50% 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: Orchard Collegiate Academy
Code: M46X

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 71
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 210
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 138
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

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

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

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): Aerospace and Aeronautics Class, Community Service Opportunities, Computer Programming, Concert Band, Dance Club, Debate Club, Fitness Club, Music and Audio Club, Social Emotional Learning Groups, Social Justice Club, Social Support Club, Student Government/Leadership
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: 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: 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): Basketball, Soccer
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 197
Start time: 8:25am
End time: 3:55pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Manhattan
NTA: Lower East Side
Neighborhood: Lower East Side

School Number: M056
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 103
Council district: 1
Census tract: 201
BIN: 1003223
BBL: 1002690041

About Orchard Collegiate Academy

Contacts

Address: 220 HENRY STREET, MANHATTAN NY 10002
Latitude: 40.713684
Longitude: -73.986336
Phone number: 212-406-9411

School email: [email protected]
Website: www.orchardcollegiateacademy.org
Subway lines near the school: F to East Broadway; J, M, Z to Delancey St-Essex St
Bus lines near the school: B39, M14A, M14D, M15, M15-SBS, M21, M22, M9, X14, X37, X38

Hotels near Orchard Collegiate Academy

District Borough Number: 
01M292
Academic opportunities: 

Ninth grade literacy block, science bridge elective course for AP Biology, AP U.S. History, AP English, Pre-Calculus

Enrichment elective courses: debate, technology (coding), rocket science, forensics, and digital audio production

College Access For All program featuring college courses embedded in students' regular day program starting in 9th grade

SAT Prep course and CUNY College Now program for 11th and 12th Graders in partnership with BMCC

NYU partnership (student panel discussions); Partnership with NYC Center for Space Science Education; partnership with Abrons Art Center

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