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PROGRESS High School for Professional Careers

Overview written by the school: PROGRESS High School is an Early College Secondary School whose students attend college on the Campus of Long Island University (Brooklyn). We offer innovative programs in STEM Professional Careers, Pre-Med, Pre-Teaching and an Award Winning Instrumental Music And Art Program. Young men and women learn the art of succeeding in life and hone their leadership skills while experiencing the rewards of collaboration. PROGRESS is a rich, multi-faceted academic gem with a legacy of academic, athletic, and social excellence. Our mission is to educate the whole person for life. College and careers are integrated into all curricula and intensive guidance is provided to every child with the focus on professional careers of the 21st century.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 77% (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: 96% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 40% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 96% 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: STEM Professional Careers
Code: K87A
Program description: Preparation for entry-level positions in the health field as well as admission to two- and four-year colleges. This program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies for success in college pre-med programs. This four-year math and science program culminates in internships at various medical facilities. Students take AP courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and physiology and participate in Health Occupation Students of America.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 71
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 419
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 14
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 92
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 7

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn 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: Average
Honors Courses


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): Aspiring Teachers Program, AVID College and Careers Program, Clarinet Choir, Culinary Club, four full concert bands, Guitar Ensemble, Latin Band, Math and Technology Fair, National Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Presentations at City/State Conferences, School Spirit Activities, Student Government, Three jazz bands and two choral ensembles
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, Football, Handball, 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, Handball, Outdoor Track, 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: Golf
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: 674
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:41pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Spanish
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Drawing, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); 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: Brooklyn
NTA: Bushwick South
Neighborhood: Bushwick
Campus name: Grand Street Educational Campus
School Number: K450
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 301
Council district: 34
Census tract: 485
BIN: 3325733
BBL: 3030160001

About PROGRESS High School for Professional Careers


Address: 850 GRAND STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11211
Latitude: 40.712184
Longitude: -73.939722
Phone number: 718-387-0228
Fax number: 718-384-1702
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: L to Grand St
Bus lines near the school: B24, B43, B60, Q54, Q59

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Advanced Placement (AP) Courses: English Literature and Composition, Spanish Literature, US Government and Politics, US History; World History

Pre-Med-four-year math and science program prepares students to enter college programs of medicine, health, teaching, engineering, and technology.

Transitional Bilingual/English Language Learner Programs, Computers available for every student; Smartboard technology; internships/job opportunities

Student/Parent Recognition Ceremonies, iLearnNYC: expanded online coursework and self-paced learning, Regents, Pre-SAT, and SAT Prep courses

Concert Band for beginners; Intermediate Symphonic Band; Latin Band, Advanced Wind Ensemble; Visiting Artists Program and All-City Marching Band

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