Brooklyn College Academy is a small comprehensive 9th through 12th grade Early College High School established in February 1986 by the New York City Board of Education in collaboration with the City University of New York. Brooklyn College Academy was also a founding member of the Middle College National Consortium, a network of Middle College high schools. In 2005 Brooklyn College Academy re-established it’s position with MCNC and continues to work closely with them on professional development and student leadership.
The Academy is housed at two locations and admits students from throughout Brooklyn who are seeking a college preparatory setting. The Lower and High School (grades 9-10) is housed in a renovated warehouse at 350 Coney Island Avenue. After completing the tenth grade, students are prepared to make the transition to the Upper Institute housed at Brooklyn College (grades 11-12).
While at the Academy, students receive a college preparatory curriculum and a strong guidance support system, including advisory, counseling and parent involvement. Noting that parent involvement is an essential component, teachers meet regularly with students for individual progress updates and inform parents of the same in writing. Parent Teacher Association and Executive Board meetings are regularly scheduled throughout the year, as are School Leadership Team meetings.