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COORDINATED COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Brooklyn Democracy Academy

BDA studentsBrooklyn 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 Jewish Child Care Association.

Cherise Littlejohn-Ross,Program Director
littlejohnc@jccany.org

Andrew Brown, Department of Education, Interim Acting Principal
ABrown192@schools.nyc.gov

718-342-6590

985 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Fax: 718-342-6708

By train, take the 3 to Rockaway Avenue or the L to New Lots Avenue.
By bus, take the B8, B15 or B35 to Hegeman Avenue & Rockaway Avenue; B60 to Rockaway Avenue & Linden Boulevard.

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Kiera

Kiera Lopes, BDA Graduate

“Before Brooklyn Democracy Academy, I went to a good high school. My problem wasn’t grades--it was attendance. When I had my daughter, Mariah, there were just so many family issues, I just couldn’t handle school, even though I wanted to." 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.

SUPPORTIVE, PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

  • Small school of 200 students
  • 20-25 students per class
  • Individualized relationships with Advocate Counselors who provide support and guidance
  • Highly qualified teachers who address the learning styles of each student

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

  • Workshops and seminars to develop talents and interests
  • Leadership, employment, and independent living skills development
  • Paid internships throughout the school year and employment opportunities after graduation
  • Community service activities
  • College/career exploration and planning
  • CUNY At Home In College Program (CUNY college courses at BDA)
  • APEX Learning Online courses
  • State of the art Media Center and computer lab
  • Hydrophonics 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

If you believe BDA is right for you, and you would like additional information, please contact the school and ask to speak with an Advocate Counselor.

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