High School for Youth and Community Development at Erasmus (17K537)

911 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-564-2470
Email: cdesdunes@ycdhs.org
Hours: 08:00am - 02:19pm
School Website: https://ycdhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/42235
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/17K537/HS/
Subway: B, Q to Church Av
Bus: B103, B12, B16, B35, B41, B44, B44-SBS, B49, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4
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We are a college, post-secondary, and career pathway school designed to prepare all students to thrive. We offer a wide variety of Advanced Placement courses through our early college and career infrastructure that provides students the opportunity to graduate high school with a full year of college credits and paid internships leading to career opportunities. Students can also participate in paid three-year apprenticeships, as well as PSAL sports teams, including our championship winning football team. YCD students benefit from our partnerships with organizations like Google, Kaplan SAT Preparation, Counseling in Schools, Downstate Medical, SEO Scholars, Posse Scholars, Brooklyn College, City Tech, Medgar Evers College, Amazon Edhesive, Mouse Design League, Shawn Carter Foundation, and TRIO at Brooklyn College. Through our technology and media pathways, students also engage in documentary film making. 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: Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Data Scientist)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community Service Expected, CRMYA School, Extended Day, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation

School Features:

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

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Art History, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Stunt
Other Sports
Archery, Badminton, Cheerleading, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Swimming, Track and Field, Wrestling, Yoga
Food Club; Documentary Film Projects; Chess Club; Robotics Club; Mouse Design League
College and Career Exploration(K06B)
Health Professions, Science & Math

This is a program for students to accelerate their completion of their high school requirements. In the 11th grade, students will take AP classes at our school; College Now classes, and internships with partner organizations. In the 20-21 school year, students from partner middle schools will participate in the pilot of our Early High School program, starting in the 8th grade. Interested students will also participate in multiple programs in partnership with SUNY Downstate.

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
21st Century Design and Communication(K06C)
Communications, Visual Art & Design

In this program, students follow any of several potential career pathways, participating in learning activities and apprenticeship in the various career fields of advertising, graphic design, coding, public speaking, news/sports casting & writing. Courses beginning in the 9th grade include: Graphic Design 1 & 2, Sportscasting and Sports Writing, Public Speaking, Advertising, Coding, Computer Science and AP Computer Science

Students are randomly selected
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
21st Century Design and Communication (K06C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

54 / 57 (0.95)
20 / 13 (1.54)
Offers - Waitlist
College and Career Exploration (K06B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

28 / 57 (0.49)
7 / 13 (0.54)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 77% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 100% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 34% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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. %
Avg. CC Regents Score
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
Avg. SAT Math Score
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
2-Year College 15.30%
4-Year College 32.40%
Other Postsecondary 1.80%
Unknown 50.50%

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 66.50%
Female 33.50%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 4.90%
Black 69.10%
Hispanic 19.00%
White 3.40%
Other 3.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
White 60.90%
Other 39.10%