You are here

Urban Action Academy

Overview paragraph: The mission of Urban Action Academy (UAA) is to provide one child at a time with a unique educational experience that empowers them with an "I Can" mentality to serve as community leaders and facilitate public discourse with self-confidence and humility. Our academic program is structured to teach students to harness the energy of self-confidence and reinforce the discipline of hard work. All students of UAA will graduate equipped with the knowledge, skills, and personal choice to pursue college and/or professional careers in public service. Our UAA graduates will serve as public ambassadors propelled with a renewed sense of urgency to take action on a civic calling within their community, city, and nation.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 58% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 81% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 68% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 33% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 81% 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: Urban Action Academy
Code: L50A
Program description: Students have a unique opportunity to take part in a law program.
Interest: Law & Government
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 89
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 119
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 1
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 41
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 2

Seats 10: No
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: After-School Dance, After-School Modeling Club, Chess, Community Service, Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Domino Club, Journalism, Law, Leadership in Sports, Peer Mediation, Restorative Photography, Student Council, Studio Production, Yearbook; Urban Action Academy currently has more than 20 clubs.
Psal Sports Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Basketball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling

School sports: (NCAA Cleared) Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Other info

Total students: 278
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 2:30pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
Additional info: College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Internships; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Uniform

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Canarsie
Neighborhood: Canarsie
Campus name: Canarsie Educational Campus
School Number: K500
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 18
Council district: 46
Census tract: 990
BIN: 3230949
BBL: 3082220001

About Urban Action Academy


Address: 1600 Rockaway Parkway, Brooklyn NY 11236
Latitude: 40.641474
Longitude: -73.898254
Phone number: 718-290-8720
Fax number: 718-290-8721
School email: [email protected]
Subway: L to Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway
Bus: B103, B17, B42, B6, B60, B82, BM2

Hotels near Urban Action Academy

District Borough Number: 
Academic opportunities: 

Intro to Law, Criminology, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice, Mock Trial, Legal Research & Writing, After-School Dance, Music & Visual Arts Program

Electives: Restorative Circle, Law, Business, Community Activism, Restorative Justice, Monthly Town Hall Meetings

After-School Tutoring, Ongoing College Advising, Multiple Trips to New York City Colleges and Out-of-State Universities, CUNY College Now partnership

Partnered with the NYCDOE General Counsel's Office; opportunity to participate in Moot Court & Mock Trial competition; visit a variety of Courts.

Related High Schools

by Borough and School performance

  1. 347 Baltic Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
    Graduation rate: 79%
    Attendance rate: 80%
  2. 6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11236
    Graduation rate: 76%
    Attendance rate: 88%
  3. 797 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11221
    Graduation rate: 73%
    Attendance rate: 81%
  4. 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223
    Graduation rate: 80%
    Attendance rate: 88%
  5. 600 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11203
    Graduation rate: 74%
    Attendance rate: 92%