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Origins High School

Overview written by the school: Origins prepares students for success in college by building on strengths and being attentive to individual needs. We make it a priority to know our students and their families through our advisory program. Our inquiry-based curriculum asks students to develop questions, conduct research, and prepare in-depth projects that exhibit their learning. Origins' challenging liberal arts education is grounded in small group work, reading analysis, and an emphasis on writing. Students present portfolios of work to panels of teachers and community members yearly. In addition, our robust arts program offers students multiple outlets for expressing their creativity. At Origins, our students graduate as active, confident learners, and problem-solvers.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 79.000002% (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: 82.999998% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 70.999998% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 69.999999% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80.000001% 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: Origins High School
Code: K05A
Program description: Our school uses a liberal arts curriculum emphasizing the arts that allows students to experience a wide variety of courses over their four years of high school. We offer multiple electives, including three languages, 20+ arts courses in both visual and performing arts, and additional extracurricular opportunities to allow students to explore their budding interests. Five AP courses and multiple College Now opportunities support our juniors and seniors in their college preparation process.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 90
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 178
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 2
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 61
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

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


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, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, 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, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, 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): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 407
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 3:11pm

Final grades: 9 to 12

Language classes: French, Mandarin, Russian
Advancedplacement courses: AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,College Trips,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Health Center,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Internships,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Sheepshead Bay-Gerritsen Beach-Manhattan Beach
Neighborhood: Sheepshead Bay
Campus name: Frank J. Macchiarola Educational Complex
School Number: K495
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 315
Council district: 48
Census tract: 626
BIN: 3203631
BBL: 3074250002

About Origins High School


Address: 3000 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11235 (40.593157,-73.936635)
Latitude: 40.594124
Longitude: -73.937696
Phone number: 718-891-0037
Fax number: 718-891-0047
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: B31, B36, B4, B44, B44-SBS, BM3, BM4

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Students complete academic portfolio presentations in the 9th and 10th Grades, and capstone projects and presentations as juniors and seniors

Our curriculum is technology-integrated and all 9th graders take a Digital Literacy, Research, and Writing course

We offer individualized college, academic, and career counseling, a junior/senior internship program, and CUNY College NOW courses

Art course offerings include: Instrumental Music, Guitar, Digital Photography & Graphic Design, Ceramics, Studio Art, Sculpture, Print-Making, Drawing

Elective offerings include: Journalism, Graphic Novel, Playwriting, Literature of New York, Urban Sustainability, Foreign Languages and more

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