Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning (09X324)

250 East 164 Street, Bronx, NY 10456, Bronx
Phone: 718-681-8287
Email: awashington2@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
School Website: https://www.beca324.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=3391370&type=d&pREC_ID=2382276
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/46007
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/09X324/HS/
Subway: 4 to Yankee Stadium-161st St; B, D to 167th St
Bus: Bx1, Bx13, Bx2, Bx32, Bx35, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4
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About

Bronx Early College Academy (BECA) meets the needs of highly motivated students by providing a school community and learning environment where every child can feel successful. BECA is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering two IB programs: the IB Diploma Program and IB Career-Related Certificate program. BECA also offer a NYS State approved Career Technical Education (CTE) program in Web Design using Adobe Dreamweaver. Students participate in a range of activities such as community service, college trips, project-based learning, clubs, and PSAL sports. BECA offers a full-time, onsite Director of Post-Secondary counseling who supports students' and families' access to superior post-secondary college and career opportunities. We are part of the Career Readiness and Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) pilot, which helps us support career readiness for all our students. We have courses that help our ninth and tenth graders explore their career interests and develop readiness skills. Our students can apply for apprenticeships in tech, finance, and business, which allows them to earn and learn while in high school.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Web Design, Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School

Other Features: Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, CRMYA School, Health Center, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Uniform

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Chemistry (Advanced Science), IB English HL, IB Film SL, IB Theory of Knowledge, World Languages (Advanced World Languages), World Languages (International Baccalaureate)
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Volleyball
Programs
Pre-International Baccalaureate Diploma Honors Program(Y36A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

The IB Diploma Program is an internationally recognized, rigorous, and elite academic credential offering students superior access to competitive colleges and universities. Some requirements include four years of Mathematics, Sciences, Spanish, Community Service, and written research in special topics in addition to NYS graduation requirements. IB exams are given in May of Junior and Senior year. Students who complete the IB Diploma program may be eligible for an Advanced Regent Diploma. For more information about how to complete this program's application requirements, please contact the school directly.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on a school-based assessment, and in some cases also their course grades.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
311
326
    Grade 12 Students
84
74
    Grade 11 Students
81
85
    Grade 10 Students
68
87
    Grade 9 Students
78
80
Graduation %
99
99
College %
71
71
Pre-International Baccalaureate Diploma Honors Program (Y36A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

99 / 64 (1.55)
32 / 17 (1.88)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 94% responded
Academic Rigor 
  72.43%
Academic Engagement 
  59.67%
Safety 
  76.22%
Bully Prevention 
  62.25%
Inclusivity 
  87.30%
Mental Support 
  68.80%
Environment 
  67.00%
Post-School Support 
  77.64%
Teacher Responses - 93% responded
Academic Rigor 
  89.00%
School Satisfaction 
  81.33%
Student Behavior 
  60.11%
Student Support 
  87.87%
School Leadership 
  77.20%
Instructional Clarity 
  80.00%
Instructional Development 
  85.00%
Post-School Support 
  94.91%
Family Responses - 37% responded
Education 
  91.38%
Teacher Support 
  89.17%
Safety 
  95.33%
School Community 
  87.56%
School Leadership 
  95.36%
Post-School Support 
  92.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  95.20%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  34
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  60
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  79.50%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  428
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  442
Postsecondary
2-Year College 9.90%
4-Year College 63.40%
Other Postsecondary 1.40%
Unknown 25.30%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 52.10%
Female 47.90%
English Language Learners:
  6.40%
Students with IEPs:
  22.50%
Economic Need Index:
  92.00%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 1.60%
Black 20.30%
Hispanic 75.90%
White 0.60%
Other 1.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 19.40%
Hispanic 29.00%
White 41.90%
Other 9.70%
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