Brooklyn Democracy Academy
Democracy Academy is a transfer school, a small, academically rigorous high school designed to reengage and support
students who have dropped out or fallen behind, and, as a result, are lacking
sufficient credits for their age and grade. Transfer schools offer personalized
learning environments with smaller class settings. Brooklyn Democracy Academy (BDA) is a
partnership between the NYC Department of Education and JCCA.
Monei, BDA Graduate
Monei, 18 years old, has two children who are 4 and 6. She had failed in other high schools and stopped going to school altogether. Then she went to Brooklyn Democracy Academy and met Tashawnne, a graduate of Spelman College. At first, Monei was shy and withdrawn, but Tashawnne drew her out and worked with her.
After just a year at the school, Monei’s life turned around and she began to discover her untapped potential and strength to achieve her goal of a high school diploma. Read more >
BDA is committed to providing an
interesting, challenging educational program that helps students overcome
obstacles and attain their goals. We are committed to building a community
where students, staff, and families work together to support students’ needs.
Together, we help our students earn a high school diploma, explore their
interests, and build important life skills. We prepare our graduates for
post-secondary education and/or employment, healthy personal relationships, and
active participation in the community.
PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
school of 200 students
students per class
- Individualized relationships with Advocate Counselors who provide support and
qualified teachers who address the learning styles of each student
FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
and seminars to develop talents and interests
- Leadership, employment, and independent living skills development
internships throughout the school year and employment opportunities after
- College/career exploration and planning
- CUNY At
Home In College Program (CUNY college courses at BDA)
Learning Online courses
of the art Media Center and computer lab
hands-on Science Class
- Extracurricular activities, including PSAL (Public School Athletic League) boys’
and girls’ basketball teams, day/overnight college trips (SUNY, CUNY, HBCU),
chess club, cheerleading, step team, annual talent and fashion show
believe BDA is right for you, and you would like additional information, please
contact the school and ask to speak with an Advocate Counselor.