Brooklyn Collaborative Studies (15K448)

610 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-923-4700
Email: tracey@bcs448.org
Hours: 8:45am - 3:05pm
School Website: https://www.bcs448.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43526
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/15K448/HS/
Subway: F, G to Carroll St
Bus: B57, B61, SIM2, SIM31, SIM34, SIM35, SIM4, SIM4C, SIM4X, SIM5, X37
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About

Brooklyn Collaborative is committed to developing students and staff who are kind, openminded, persistent, responsible, and courageous. Our students and our curriculum reflect the city we live in. We are committed to being diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socio-economics, religion, and academics. Our students see themselves and their communities represented widely in the history they study, the books and texts they read, and the expeditions they engage in. Our students use the city as their classroom. Fieldwork is a regular part of learning at Brooklyn Collaborative: students regularly meet with experts, tour neighborhoods and museums, analyze artifacts, collect lab samples, and more. We are committed to developing the social and emotional self as well as the academic self through Crew. In crew (a daily advisory class), students learn to be agents of self-change, to take responsibility for their learning, and to develop supportive relationships with adults and peers. We are a Grades 6-12 school with a 100% college acceptance rate and a NYS Regents waiver. Our school is a FutureReadyNYC school offering the best of college and career exploration and preparation in Education - an industry that is fast-growing and in high-demand in our city. Through our focus on career and college readiness, Brooklyn Collaborative students acquire 21st century employability skills, take college-accredited courses while in HS, engage in 1-1 advising and graduate prepared for college and/or careers in NYC's growing education field. There's something for everyone at BCS!

Academic Highlights: Restorative Practices and Crew, Expeditionary Thursdays Fieldwork, Performance-Based Assessment Tasks (PBATs), Junior Internship, FutureReadyNYC: Teaching & Training (P-12 Teacher), Competency-Based Grading and Habits of a Graduate

Other Features: College Trips, Community Service Expected, FutureReadyNYC School, Internship Expected, Online Grading System, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation

School Features:

  • Performance Assessment School, which base graduation requirements on the successful completion of performance assessments in major subject areas in lieu of one or more Regents exams
  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school
  • Diversity in Admissions (DIA): Priority to applicants eligible for free or reduced price lunch, students in temporary housing, and English Language Learners, for 76% of seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), ELA (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Activities
Afterschool Program with Inspiring Minds NYC, Newspaper, Robotics, Camping
Programs
Brooklyn Collaborative Studies(K03R)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

Students write frequently in all their classes. Teachers use critique protocols to improve understanding of the qualities of good writing. In all content areas, writing is used to deepen understanding, promote reflection, and synthesize what students know. We expect students to work in groups and exhibit habits of scholarship and character, like collaboration, kindness and persistence. We have a partnership with NYC Outward Bound Schools, EL Education, and the Performance Standards Consortium.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to continuing 8th graders
  • (Group 2) Then to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 3) Then to New York City residents
DIA Admissions:
  • Applicants eligible for free or reduced price, students in temporary housing, and English Language Learners will be considered first for 76% of seats.
  • For the remaining 24% of seats, all students will be considered.
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
397
410
    Grade 12 Students
79
83
    Grade 11 Students
102
92
    Grade 10 Students
116
118
    Grade 9 Students
100
117
Graduation %
89
93
College %
66
67
Brooklyn Collaborative Studies (K03R)
GE Applicants / Seats:
DIA Seats:
Non-DIA Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

91 / 73 (1.25)
55
18
44 / 17 (2.59)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 21% responded
Academic Rigor 
  70.14%
Academic Engagement 
  60.17%
Safety 
  81.00%
Bully Prevention 
  69.38%
Inclusivity 
  89.60%
Mental Support 
  72.50%
Environment 
  69.18%
Post-School Support 
  74.27%
Teacher Responses - 42% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.67%
School Satisfaction 
  88.50%
Student Behavior 
  69.89%
Student Support 
  91.93%
School Leadership 
  85.27%
Instructional Clarity 
  75.00%
Instructional Development 
  88.00%
Post-School Support 
  83.55%
Family Responses - 20% responded
Education 
  85.50%
Teacher Support 
  82.33%
Safety 
  91.00%
School Community 
  83.00%
School Leadership 
  91.36%
Post-School Support 
  83.00%

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. %
  90.80%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  18
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  98.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  411
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  456
Postsecondary
2-Year College 11.30%
4-Year College 49.50%
Unknown 39.20%

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 47.40%
Other 0.50%
English Language Learners:
  5.30%
Students with IEPs:
  27.00%
Economic Need Index:
  72.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 5.30%
Black 34.30%
Hispanic 38.50%
White 18.90%
Other 3.00%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 25.40%
Hispanic 10.20%
White 54.20%
Other 10.20%
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