Danish Exchange Visits BCCHS!

In School Announcements: April 20-24, 2015

AP exam payments are due!  If you are in an AP class, you will receive an email from Ms. Grebstein on how to pay and the deadline.  Thank you!

Hello students of Baruch, I hope you are all enjoying your Spring Break. This is just a notice that on Friday, May 29th, the Film Club will be hosting the 15th annual Film Festival in the Cafeteria after school.

Film submissions are due on Friday May 15th,  and must be sent to me so I can screen them for content. You can submit anything from a scripted film you put together just for the film festival, or a school project film that was especially creative. 

Tickets will be $1 prior to the event and $2 at the door. The winning film will receive a cash prize based on how many tickets are sold.

More information will be coming at a later date.

Can't wait to see all of your films,
Leon Brill, Film Club President

Events this week:

  • Danish exchange students visit BCCHS
  • AP applications due- main office, 8:30 am
  • 9th grade color war, gym per 5
  • PTA meeting on the new SAT: 6pm in the multipurpose room
  • On-demand essay for AP Language and Composition in room 410 at 3pm
  • College office to Cogan and Oldenburg advisories
  • Amer Composers Orchestra in Writing arts, per 1-3

  • Tech Team Trip to Credit Suisse Period 6
  • Denmark exchange trip to Statue of Liberty
  • Manhattan College Junior Trip
  •  Meredith Monk Workshop in the gym form 3pm-5pm
  • Color war, gym per 6 (gr 10)
  • Amer Composers Orchestra in Writing arts, per 1-3
  • Danish trip per 2-6

Upcoming Events:
    • April 28: 9th gr Romeo & Juliet performances
    • April 28: Unique college fair (11 gr, after school)
    • April 29: College trip, SUNY Albany (gr 11, some)
    • April 30: School Quality Review
    • May 1: Tech Talk
    • May 5-11: AP exams
    • May 6- 7: School play (evening)
    • May 12: school play (during the day)
    • May 13: 10th gr service day
    • May 29: 9th gr community service day
    • May 21: Senior Trip (great adventure)
    • May 27th: 12th gr performances at theater
    • May 28th: 12th gr performances in school
    • June 6th: Arts Night at BCCHS
    • June 9th: Sports banquet 

College Now - Baruch College

Application Information

This application is open to students who will be a Junior or Senior in Fall 2015, attending NYC public high school.


Priority will be given to Baruch College Now partner high school students.

Dates: July 6th, 2015- August 13th, 2015

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015 (Seats will fill quickly so don't wait to apply)

Attendance Policy: No Absences will be allowed during the summer session. Attendance is Mandatory.

Students will be provided with a Metrocard and Lunch Voucher.

Incomplete applications will not be processed: Prospective participants MUST submit Transcript and/or PSAT/SAT scores.

Summer Course Descriptions 
BUS 1000: Introduction to Business (Entrepreneurship Focus), 3 credits 
Students are given an overview of the study of business early in their college studies so that they can decide which field to major in and how the world of business works. The class is broken in four distinct parts - finance, marketing, management and an introductory section that covers ethics, global business and economics. Each of these parts covers the basic concepts found in one of the areas a student might select as a major. Each section also covers the current issues in today's business world. These are the kinds of topics likely to be encountered in the current business press. Lectures are supplemented with real world case histories designed to highlight a specific topical, and often controversial, issue.
BUS 1000 Afternoon Workshop: “The Business of Planning” Students will apply principles of the morning course to create a business plan. By the completion of the course students will be able to describe their business, including its products, its markets, the people involved and their financing needs. 
BUS 1000: Introduction to Business (Marketing focus), 3 credits 
Students are given an overview of the study of business early in their college studies so that they can decide which field to major in and how the world of business works. The class is broken in four distinct parts - finance, marketing, management and an introductory section that covers ethics, global business and economics. Each of these parts covers the basic concepts found in one of the areas a student might select as a major. Each section also covers the current issues in today's business world.
BUS 1000 Afternoon Workshop: “Cornering the Market” Students will apply principles of the morning course to study an industry in the “Inverted Pyramid” form and its top two competitors therein. By the completion of the course students will create a competitive strategy supported by a marketing message and creative integrated marketing campaign (ads, PR, sales and promotion).
JRN 3050: Journalistic Writing, 3 credits 
This course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of journalism - reporting, researching, and writing news and feature articles, with a focus on fairness, accuracy, balance, and thoroughness. Students will cover stories on a range of topics, most of which will be culled from their own communities. Assignments are designed to give students an introduction to reporting on both individuals and institutions. Interviewing techniques, database research, and writing style will be developed during the semester.
JRN 3050 Afternoon Workshop: “Here and Now” Students will apply principles from the morning course to create an online newspaper. Students will learn about the role of the press in society, how the media has evolved and what are the rights and responsibilities of the audience. The workshop will include visits from Journalists and field trips to various media outlets.
ANT 1001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 credits
An introduction to the historical and comparative study of what it means to be human, emphasizing both the shared conditions and the unique characteristics of the world's peoples. Included among the topics covered are questions of human origins and races, the nature of culture, relations between language and culture, and cross-cultural approaches to economics, politics, religion, gender, and social organization.

The ANT 1001 afternoon workshop will focus on the Changing New York; students will research and explore the changes occurring in several neighborhoods throughout New York City; this includes the Harlem, Williamsburg and the South Bronx. Students along with the Instructor will tour the changing neighborhoods; culminating into several group research projects that will present on how these neighborhoods have changed over the past decade.

HED 1911 Critical Health Issues 3 credits
A study of current critical health issues and the individual's role in society with major emphasis upon the areas of human sexuality, drug abuse, environmental pollution, physical fitness, and diet.

The HED 1911 afternoon workshop will focus on Researching Critical Health Issues discussed in the college credit course. Students will be placed into groups that will explore the various topics that include human sexuality, drug abuse, environmental pollution, physical fitness, and diet. The afternoon workshop will allow students to work with the instructor on learning about library research and how to write a research paper and corresponding group project. 


The Fastest way to apply is through our online application.

CLICK here to apply


Please complete a Parent Consent form

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Transcripts, PSAT/SAT scores and Parent Consent forms can either be FAX, Mail, Email or Hand Delivered.


Outside Opportunities

  • High Schools: Free (Grant-Funded) Opportunity for High School Students  to Explore Literature through the Arts at Teachers College, Columbia University

    Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
    Event: July 6–July 18, 2015
    Contact: Erick Gordon

    Following a thrilling inaugural institute last summer, the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) at Teachers College will again host the two week program (July 6-17; 9:00a.m.-4:00p.m.) Performance at The Center. This year, the program will bring together 12 high school students and 12 teachers from around the city to create an original multimodal performance piece inspired by a reading of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Perfect for this program is any student interested in performing, writing, and/or the arts in general. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 24, 2015 at midnight. For more information and to apply, click here.

  • High Schools: Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY) Scholarship        

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2015 
    Event: June 20, 2015       
    Contact: Dr. Sheilah Bobo/917-412-9099

    On Saturday, June 20th, 2015, ABENY will sponsor its 40th Annual Scholarship and Awards Luncheon at Antun’s located in Queens Village, New York. At this event, ABENY will honor outstanding educators and exceptional high school seniors in the public schools. All graduating high school seniors may apply for an ABENY scholarship. ABENY offers seven (7) $1,000 scholarships and one (1) $4,000 scholarship, known as the Elaine A. Davis Scholarship. Regarding the Elaine A. Davis Scholarship, the selected student will receive $1,000 every year for four years. To be considered for an ABENY scholarship, eligible students must submit an application and supporting documents. Applications may be downloaded here. Applications and supporting documents should be mailed to Dr. Sheilah Bobo at 454 East New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11225 no later than April 30, 2015. For questions, contact Dr. Bobo at 917-412-9099 or sheilahbobo@gmail.com.

  • High Schools:  NYU GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
    Event: Session 1: July 20 – July 31, 2015, Session 2: July 27 – August 7, 2015, Session 3: August 3 – August 14, 2015
    Contact: Center for K12 STEM Education/718-260-3524

    NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is offering three sessions of a free, two-week program: GenCyber Computer Science for Cyber Security (CS4CS) Summer Program for High School Women. A full-day program, GenCyber CS4CS is one of several national programs supported by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency providing an introduction to cyber security and computer science. No background or experience in cyber security or computer programming is needed. We are looking for motivated young women currently in high school who can commute daily to our downtown Brooklyn campus. NYU's Information Systems and Internet Security Lab is a national leader in cyber security research and education. With mentorship by women, GenCyber CS4CS provides a unique opportunity for girls to be introduced to concepts and career opportunities in the exciting field of Cyber Security. For more information and application instructions, click here.     

    High Schools: 2015 Milton Fisher Scholarships for Innovation and Creativity

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2015
    Contact: Jermell Knotts  

    High school juniors, seniors and college freshmen from New York City or Connecticut can apply to receive a four-year college scholarship of up to $20,000. The 2015 Milton Fisher Scholarships for Innovation and Creativity is open to those who have done a project: 1. solving an artistic, scientific, or technical problem in a new or unusual way; 2: created a distinctive solution to problems faced by your school, community or family; or 3. created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need. Visit our website for online application and details.

  • During parent-teachers conferences, many of you expressed an interest in finding a writing program to attend this summer. Today, I was at a writing teachers' conference and went to a session with Bronx Loaf, whose writing conference is in July. I was impressed by their program.

    Things to know about Bronx Loaf:

    • Bronx Loaf accepts students in grades 9-12. Yes, seniors can go this summer
    • You work with professional writers
    • They do all sorts of genres, including playwriting
    • Every student who attends gets published in the journal they put out
    • You should apply soon

    If you would like to see the journal they did last summer please stop by my room.See Mr. Nourok!

  • Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards: Youth media makers ages 13-18 can enter their work in the form of a photo, illustration, audio piece, or short video to win prizes including hardware, cash, and more. Deadline is April 20.
  • iWitness Video Challenge asks middle and high school students to use their innovation and creativity to create positive value in their communities by doing something ordinary (or extraordinary), and then asks them to build a video telling the story. Deadline: May 8
  • PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival is a chance to showcase your videomaking skills. This year's themes are migration, diversity, and social inclusion. Get your submission in by June 15.
  • Today's Teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4)

  • Event: July 2015 (8 days workshop)

    Contact: Jackson Gomes/ 718-230-2447

    Today's teens, Tomorrow's Techies (T4) is a technology volunteer program designed to provide Brooklyn youth, ages 14-18, with access to FREE enhanced technology training and volunteer opportunities at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL). The program provides an introduction to future careers in technology and public librarianship and, provides a great opportunity for teens to use free time during the summer in a structured learning environment that promotes personal growth and development of leadership skills. Workshops include topics such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Training workshops for the T4 volunteer program begins July 2015. 
    Click here for more information and to apply.

  • Stonestreet Conservatory of Screen Acting and Film Production
  • Event: Monday, July 6- Friday, August 14/ College Credit Available (Six week program)
  • Contact: Kate Baggott, managing director/ 212-229-0020
  • Stonestreet Studios is the only acting studio in the country to train students in the art of Screen Acting in the environment of a film studio in all genres and formats (single and multi-camera) from screen auditioning to being featured in professional film projects. Directing and production students work from script to screen on pilots, series and short films. As an Advanced Conservatory of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts BFA Program, Stonestreet opens its doors to high school students every summer for six-week intensive workshops, and on weekends during the school year.

  • Teen Producers Academy
  • Event: July 6-August 14
  • Due Date: Monday, April 20th
  • Click here to apply.
  • A free 6-week summer intensive film program where teens, ages 15-18, work in small teams to make short documentaries on subjects that are important to them and their communities. Past projects have explored themes of youth culture, police brutality, fatherhood, sexuality, race and beauty, community gardening and more. Films have screened at schools, festivals, hospitals and conferences worldwide, and students who successfully complete the program can enroll in our yearlong after school program to learn more about filmmaking, impact and distribution, and careers in film and media arts.

Fundraisers this Month:

  • Clothes Drive: March 12-April 30th Box in lobby