Parting words of warmth and wisdom from the teachers and administration at Bronx Academy Senior High.
Education Through Personalization
Bronx Academy Senior High is a small transfer high school in the Soundview Educational Complex.
In prior years, we were referred to as an “alternative” school. Students come to us through referral by their high school guidance counselor and transfer here from other academic settings. They are often “over-aged” and “under-credited.” In 2003, Bronx Academy was formed as a transfer high school through the merger of Bronx Outreach and Borough Academy. Gary Eisinger, our school’s third principal and assistant principal Ron Link, came on board in late July of 2010.
Systemic changes have been wrought in a short amount of time to help foster student success through initiatives that will lead to improved school climate, credit accumulation, attendance, graduation rate, and Regents accumulation rate. Success means our administration, teachers, students and support staff are working hard to break old habits and patterns; view quantifiable evidence of some of our success in the past five months.
Our school mission is to inspire student voice in academics, community and self-advocacy - voices committed to their own unique academic and socio-emotional growth.
To support students in their development as adults, we formed a strategic partnership with Good Shepherd Services which more than doubled the number of Social Workers at our school.
To further meet the needs of each student, our faculty has a daily common preparation period to foster the development of a true learning community that is crafting a cohesive program of instruction and conferencing about student development. Our learning community is based on the four adult developmental pillars of teaming, leadership roles, collegial inquiry and mentoring.
State-of-the-art data mining, an online parent/teacher/student interface, and curriculum mapping (viewable by parents) are recently instituted features of our school as it continues on its upward trajectory.
Our faculty, support staff, and administration work together to personalize the experience of each student at Bronx Academy Senior High. Students’ educational and social-emotional needs are assessed and an individualized advocacy plan (IAP) to inspire each student’s unique voice is implemented, monitored and continuously revised until graduation. In order to identify the needs of each student, the IAP is revised each term through consultations between each student and their school advocate. These meetings take place on a weekly basis.
Student IAPs are informed by contributions from our entire learning community- teachers, guidance, administration, and other staff. Based on each student’s IAP, Bronx Academy Senior High provides the appropriate academic and socio-emotional services to each of our students. Our students utilize academics, community and self-advocacy as the bases for finding, developing and expressing their own positive voice in school and the world beyond graduation.
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For more information, please call 718-860-5060 or visit us at 1440 Story Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10473.