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Why York Early College Academy?
The York Early College Academy is a New York City Early College Public School. Through our partnership with the City University of New York’s Early College Initiative and York College, our students are provided with a rigorous academic program from grades six through twelve. From the start of the sixth grade, college preparation is introduced and continually reinforced to YECA students. This goal is expressed and achieved through a collaborative effort between the administration, teachers, guidance, parents and the surrounding community, enabling students the opportunity to earn up to 60 college credits. By the time YECA students enter the college classroom they will have academic efficacy and be autonomous learners with high potential for future academic and career success.
The York Early College Academy has a rich tradition of outstanding student achievement and provides a sound, standards-based education, while promoting high moral character of all students. The principal and her teachers demonstrate deep commitment to the success of the school and the academic, social and emotional growth of their students. Students feel known, respected and protected by their principal and teachers. Parents express confidence in the school’s capacity to provide their children with preparation for, and access to, higher education.
SCHOOL PRINCIPALS from the nine Reward Schools in Queens (Academy of American Studies; Aviation Career and Technical High School; Baccalaureate School for Global Education; East-West School of International Studies; Queens High School of Science at York College; Robert F Wagner Jr. Secondary Schools; Scholars Academy; Townsend Harris High School; York Early College Academy.)Some students are worried about security in the area around the school, but they feel safe once they are inside, according to the survey. York Early College Academy has its own entrance to the JHS 8 building.York Early College Academy, housed in a wing of JHS 8 in Jamaica, has high expectations, a longer school year and an accelerated curriculum that includes college classes at York College for high school juniors and seniors. The average class size is 27, smaller than most New York City middle and high schools.The Richmond Hill eighth-grader currently attends York Early College Academy in Queens, which goes through high school, but is considering schools in other boroughs. Her mom, Zabeida Ali, thinks that’s an ill-advised plan.Karida has a guaranteed spot to stay at York Early College Academy if she ranks it as her first choice. But she wants to try her luck at the city’s most selective schools, the specialized high schools that include Stuyvesant High Schools and Bronx High School of Science.York Early College Academy is part of the Early College Initiative at the City University of New York (CUNY), designed to better prepare students for college by exposing them to higher-level academics starting in middle school. Students take enrichment classes in July. They may take part in Poetry Slams, or visit laboratories at York College to see scientists at work.