Brooklyn Democracy Academy
Brooklyn 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.
Cherise Littlejohn-Ross,Program Director
Andrew Brown, Department of Education, Interim Acting Principal
985 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
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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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 At first, Monei was shy and withdrawn, but Tashawnne drew her out and worked with her.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.
SUPPORTIVE, PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
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.