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The Bronx Arts and Science Charter School is proposed to open in September of 2019, pending approval from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED).  The school will be located in Community District 10 and will serve 180 students with an enrollment of 60 students per grade level in kindergarten through grade 2 in its first year of operation. One additional grade will be added each subsequent year until the school reaches a total enrollment of 420 students, serving 60 students per grade level in kindergarten through grade 5.

 

iLearn Schools is a non-profit charter management organization (CMO) based in Northern New Jersey that seeks to bring its successful academic model to serve the students in the Bronx.  For more information, please go to http://ilearnschools.org/

 

Mission and Vision

The mission of the Bronx Arts and Science Charter School (Bronx ASCS) is to provide a high quality STEAM-based education in a digital learning environment to empower students to meet and surpass grade level standards and succeed in college and careers.

 

What the Founders of Bronx ASCS Believe
We believe that excellent teaching combined with proper technology integration empowers ALL students to learn and achieve at the highest possible level.

 

How We Do It:
  • Intense focus on the alignment of standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Sustained, ongoing and intensive coaching and professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Proper integration of technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Multiple sources of data to create action plans and drive instruction

 

School Model
High Expectations Coupled with Strong Support Systems: Coupled with high expectations, Bronx ASCS will provide students with robust supports and interventions to ensure student success. Through sustained, ongoing and intensive professional development opportunities, teachers will receive the training and support needed to positively impact student learning and outcomes.
Extra Time and Resources Devoted to Literacy & Mathematics: Bronx ASCS will have double blocks of ELA and Math daily. The staffing model will include separate teachers for reading and writing in grades 3 through 5 and the coaching model will allow for ELA and Math teachers to get 1 on 1 targeted support weekly.
Digital Learning Environment: Technology integration will be at the forefront of all educational programs at Bronx ASCS.  Classrooms will be fitted with Smart Boards, reflective cameras, digital classroom response systems and digital pens. Curricula will be accessed online and digital platforms will be used to enhance and personalize student learning.
STEAM-Based Approach: STEAM allows for support of cross-curricular lessons and challenging, project-based learning experiences. Students will participate in school events such as an annual Maker’s Festival, Science Olympiad, Robotics Club and DRONE Flying Competition. Arts will be embedded across content areas and students will participate in full-length theatrical productions, concerts, expositions, cultural dances and festivals.
Positive School Culture:  Bronx ASCS will implement a strong character education program and the core values of Honesty, Integrity, Respect, Community and Excellence will be measured.
Opportunities for Growth and Enrichment: Multiculturalism and diversity are highly valued and students will be exposed to different cultures through Celebration Days and Summer Programs. Students can choose from a variety of afterschool clubs and activities such as Chess Club, Robotics Club, and Mathematics Club. Students who excel will have the opportunity to participate in national competitions.
School-Home-Community Connections: We recognize that schools are anchors in the community. Bronx ASCS will foster school, family and community collaboration/ involvement with a focus on parent programs and community outreach.

THE BRONX ARTS AND SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL

Innovative Methods

Innovative Methods

Developing Artistic Skills and Telents

Developing Artistic Skills

Life Long Learners

Life Long Learners

A Balanced Literacy Approach

A Balanced Literacy Approach

Technology Integration

Technology Integration

Community of Learners

Community of Learners

Citizens of Future

Citizens of Future

Multidimensional Academic Curriculum

Multidimensional Curriculum

After School Activities

After School Activities

Community Connection

Community Connection