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West Bronx Academy for the Future

Overview written by the school: West Bronx Academy is an urban community committed to accelerating student learning in a supportive environment with a focus on critical thinking. High school courses are offered to students in the eighth grade and college-level courses are offered to high school students. Through the use of restorative practices, all members of the school community share the responsibility of building and sustaining a positive school environment. We offer exploratory field trips throughout NYC and beyond, we partner with community organizations to bridge the gap between school and community.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 80.000001% (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: 86.000001% 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: 77.999997% 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: West Bronx Academy for the Future
Code: X59X

Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 71
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 888
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 13
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 299
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 16

Seats 10: 0
Admissions priority 1: Priority to continuing 8th graders
Admissions priority 2: Then to Bronx students or residents
Admissions priority 3: 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): Student Council, Girls United, Young Men with No Limits, Yearbook Club, Art Club, Music Club, TDF Wendy Wasserstein Theatre Scholarship, YDDC Dance Club, Young Men in the Workplace, Unity Club, Photography Club, Gemini Student Group, Catrock Outdoor Education program, TREC Campus Band, ACDP After School Enrichment Program, After school and Saturday Regents prep, AP for All, One Goal program, Genesys Works corporate internship, Capital One Bank internship, Lifeguard training, Partnership with Gear Up at Lehman College, College Now program, Annual upstate overnight college trip, Annual senior activities like overnight trip, prom, Senior Day, many trips, etc
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, Swimming, 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: Basketball, Cross Country, 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): Intramural Flag Football, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Soccer, Intramural Cheerleading
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 614
Start time: 8:20am
End time: 3:48pm

Final grades: 6 to 12

Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Chemistry, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP 2-D Art and Design
Additional info: College Trips,Dress Code,Extended Day Credit Recovery,Extended Day Program,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internships Available,LYFE (Living For The Young Family Through Education),Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Bridge,Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible

More info

Borough: Bronx
NTA: Belmont
Neighborhood: Belmont
Campus name: Theodore Roosevelt Educational Campus
School Number: X435
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 206
Council district: 15
Census tract: 387
BIN: 2011810
BBL: 2030590001

About West Bronx Academy for the Future


Address: 500 East Fordham Road, Bronx NY 10458 (40.859466,-73.888625)
Latitude: 40.860043
Longitude: -73.888267
Phone number: 718-563-7139
Fax number: 718-563-7362
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: B, D to Fordham Rd
Bus lines near the school: Bx1, Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx22, Bx28, Bx34, Bx38, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx9, BxM4

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CUNY College Now, AP and Honors courses as well as unique science courses integrating the study of Anatomy and Chemistry applied to Forensics

Sequential Arts program are offered for high school students, in the visual arts; students are exposed to 2D and 3D design, music students take survey courses, including voice training, percussion, guitar and keyboard

One Goal college readiness program, supporting students beginning in their junior year through their freshman year of college

Internships: Capital One Bank, Genesys Works Foundation

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