Participating Schools and Teachers

Academy of Environmental Leadership

Active in GK-12 2007–08. Participating teacher: Jennifer Mokos (2007–08)

The Academy for Environmental Leadership (AEL) is a college preparatory high school. Its is a small innovative learning community currently serving grades 9 through 12 with a highly collaborative approach to teaching and learning. AEL is focused on preparing students for both college and career, even as we endeavor to make them part of a global response to preserving and sustaining our environment. Grounded in the humanities and sciences, students are exposed to a curriculum that provides a comprehensive academic education as well as opportunities to see the relevance of that education to their own lives as members of global society.

Academy of Urban Planning

Active in GK-12 2007–13. Participating teachers: Adam Schwartz (2007–11), Susannah Ceraldi (2007–13)

Academy of Urban Planning (AUP), based in Brooklyn, N.Y., helps students develop and apply leadership skills while achieving academic success. The academy's urban planning, theme-based curriculum draws students out of the classroom and into their communities to develop skills that will move them toward higher education and professional careers. With New York City as a laboratory, students tap into their innate curiosity for the world around them.

Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment

Active in GK-12 2007–13. Participating teachers: Amy DeFelice (2007–13), Michael Duggan (2007–09), David Johnston (2010–13), Caren Cleckley (2007–08), Wendell Pressoir (2011–13)

Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE) is a three-campus New York City public high school that integrates the missions and resources of Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to offer academic excellence and rigor. Our community of staff, families and community partners supports students in becoming critical thinkers, active learners and problem solvers who are scientifically literate, engaged citizens who value and respect the environment.

It Takes a Village Academy (ITAVA)

Active in GK-12 2008–13. Participating teachers: Julius Buh-Mbi (2008–13), Conrad Reyes (2008–09), Rony Charpentier (2010–11).

ITAVA's mission is to prepare students to master advanced academic skills and knowledge so that they will be prepared to achieve in distinguished universities and meaningful careers of choice.

Science, Technology and Research Early College High School at Erasmus (STAR)

Active in GK-12 2007–11. Participating teachers: Marcus Watson (2008–12), Calvin Byers (2008–12)

STAR Early College School strives to promote and maintain a nurturing and rigorously challenging college oriented learning environment. STAR prepares all students to take college courses at Brooklyn College as part of the early college experience and equips students to pursue professional careers in science, mathematics, technology and related areas. Our learning community helps students to achieve the core values of STAR: Striving for success, Tolerance in a multicultural society, Academic honesty and Responsibility for self and others.

Teachers Preparatory High School

Active in GK-12 2007–13. Participating teachers: Carmen Simon (2007–10), Katherine Soverall (2007, 2010), Marjani Parker (2009–13), Shereen Springer (2009–13), Jeremy Sullivan (2007–08), Carmen Simon (2008–09)

Teachers Preparatory High School is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters optimism, creativity, critical thinking and lifelong learning. We will prepare tomorrow's educational leaders by modeling superior instruction in our teaching and by developing social efficacy skills through meaningful interactions with positive adult role models. Through curriculum and instruction that are challenging and rigorous, we will maintain high academic standards that satisfy requirements for the regents diploma and prepare students for higher learning.