Academy for Young Writers (19K404)

1065 Elton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11208, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-688-7230
Email: admissions@afyw.org
Hours: 9:00am - 3:38pm
School Website: https://afyw.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47393
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/19K404/HS/
Bus: B13, B20, B6, B83, B84, BM5, Q8
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About

Young Writers is a small supportive community where excellent teaching, close relationships, and high expectations lead students to college and successful careers. We value respect, kindness, safety, and empathy. Classes are student-centered and project-based. We focus on developing reading, writing, discussion, and presentation skills, while encouraging the exploration of careers and self-expression through the arts. Advisory classes are the foundation of our community and support a restorative approach to discipline. Students are encouraged to build trusting relationships, to be themselves, to take risks, and to undergo personal growth over their four years. We seek parents and students who are interested in belonging to a close-knit school community. 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: AP Courses Available, Academic Partnerships: College Now, SEO Scholars, Bottomline, The Opportunity Network, University of Pennsylvania, Career Readiness & Modern Youth Apprenticeship (CRMYA) School

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, Community School, CRMYA School, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Bridge, Summer Session, Uniform, Weekend Programs

School Features:

  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Spanish
Boys PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Outdoor Track
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Step, Yoga, Volleyball
Activities
Journalism Club, Bring Change to Mind Mental Health Awareness, Mi Gente Club, My Brother's Keeper, My sister's Keeper, National honor society, Book publishing. Muslim Student Association (MSA), Mentor Through Literacy Book Club, Step Club, GSA
Programs
Academy for Young Writers(L22A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

College preparatory curriculum. Four years of math, science, English and history. Selective courses including writing, computer science, robotics, coding, arts, music, in-school SAT prep, and college counseling.

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 New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
363
374
    Grade 12 Students
82
89
    Grade 11 Students
84
86
    Grade 10 Students
101
89
    Grade 9 Students
96
110
Graduation %
95
91
College %
57
58
Academy for Young Writers (L22A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

68 / 75 (0.91)
30 / 17 (1.76)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 76% responded
Academic Rigor 
  66.00%
Academic Engagement 
  56.00%
Safety 
  69.67%
Bully Prevention 
  57.00%
Inclusivity 
  82.50%
Mental Support 
  67.30%
Environment 
  61.64%
Post-School Support 
  74.18%
Teacher Responses - 50% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.00%
School Satisfaction 
  73.00%
Student Behavior 
  55.89%
Student Support 
  81.53%
School Leadership 
  91.87%
Instructional Clarity 
  71.40%
Instructional Development 
  83.94%
Post-School Support 
  98.09%
Family Responses - 21% responded
Education 
  94.88%
Teacher Support 
  88.00%
Safety 
  96.00%
School Community 
  87.67%
School Leadership 
  95.55%
Post-School Support 
  87.00%

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. %
  94.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  43
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  39
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  91.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  402
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  443
Postsecondary
2-Year College 12.90%
4-Year College 42.30%
Other Postsecondary 1.20%
Unknown 43.60%

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 43.30%
Female 56.70%
English Language Learners:
  2.80%
Students with IEPs:
  24.80%
Economic Need Index:
  85.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.00%
Black 63.60%
Hispanic 27.50%
White 2.50%
Other 3.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 9.80%
Black 33.30%
Hispanic 21.60%
White 25.50%
Other 9.80%
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