Grade level academies provide the appropriate social and emotional supports for all students. An assistant principal, dean, and guidance counselor support students in each grade academy. All students have the same access to academic coursework, enrichment activities, after-school programs, and overnight trips.
o The Annex building houses the Sixth Grade Academy. The smaller learning environment and teacher teams provide a supportive transition to middle school.
o The main building houses the Seventh and Eighth Grade Academies.
Advanced Placement (AP) Program
The Advanced Placement Program (Classes 708, 709, 807, 808, 809) begins in the seventh grade. AP students are expected to pass two NY State Regents (Algebra & Living Environment) and the NYC Second Language Proficiency Exam in Spanish at the conclusion of the eighth grade. AP students also follow an advanced curriculum in English Language Arts and Social Studies. Due to the rigorous expectations and coursework, the AP program has specific criteria for eligibility based upon:
o NYS ELA/Math Assessments combined scale score in the 85th percentile of IS 230 students in the grade.
o Minimum report card average of 85%, with no grade lower than 80% in any subject.
o Teacher Recommendations in the content areas (ELA, Math, Sci, SS).
o Any student not meeting these criteria at the end of any marking period will be removed from the AP program and placed into a regular class.