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October 31 2013
The girls soccer team won the finals and has become CSAA league champions! All the girls played amazingly and really showed their heart this game. Ms. Jordan gives props to a few players in particular this season:
 
Nicole: Nicole saved a penalty kick and the resulting rebound shot during the second half. It was AMAZING! She's come a long way as a goal keeper working hard as one of our players with the best attendance to practice. It was an awesome way to end the season!
 
Katie: Giving up on a play after losing the ball on offense and watching the other team turn it into their own offensive opportunity is a pet peeve of mine. Katie found this out the hard way, but turned that feedback around the very next time the ball came near. She fought for the ball back, got a foul call, and turned it into our first goal! The instant internalization of feedback was admirable.
 
Annika: Annika definitely has come a long way this season. She was a player coming in with very little experience. Watching her grow as a player and really get into the game has been an amazing experience as a coach. She was a bit timid at first, but now I love the aggression she shows on the field, never being afraid to get in the mix of things.
 
PROPS 1 2 3!!!
 

Thanks to everyone who has come to the games and for all the support from the community!

October 21 2013

Brooklyn Prospect is now a certified IB World School in the Middle Years Programme! 

What is the International Baccalaureate Program? Academically challenging and balanced, the International Baccalaureate Program prepares students for success in academia, college, and beyond. This world class program emphasizes interdisciplinary work and study of a second language, and encourages deep learning that incorporates global trends. The program has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities. Many colleges, including the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, offer credits for high school IB coursework. Others, such as Harvard University, offer second-year status upon admission to students with an IB diploma and the opportunity to place into higher-level courses. Some colleges even offer early admission to students with an IB Diploma.

To find out more about what the International Baccalaureate entails, link here.

 

August 28 2013

Students Sound Off on "Common Core" Tests

"For close to 75 years, students have taken multiple choice tests. Although these tests may be good enough to evaluate basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills, they will not be able to assess the more complex "college and career ready standards" known as the "Common Core." A class of 8th graders gives their advice for passing it successfully."

Brooklyn Prospect 8th graders talks about their experience of taking a “Common Core” test and gives advice to 7th graders about what to expect on Learningmatters.tv and PBHS Newshour.

June 14 2013

On Saturday, June 8th, the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School Girls Rugby team (Tigers), won the sixth annual NYC Rugby Cup Presented by AIG.

Congratulations to the entire BPCS Girls Rugby team for an amazing season! Special props to Layla Devlin '18, winner of the All Girls MVP award. 

To see more photos from the event, please visit: NYC Rugby Cup Flickr. We would like to thank all our players, couches, volunteers, parents and  supporters, who have made this season such an awesome experience.

 

May 21 2013

 

BROOKLYN PROSPECT CHARTER SCHOOL ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

High Performing Public Middle and High School Introduces a New Elementary School in District 13 Where Parents Demand More Seats

May 21, 2013  (Brooklyn, NY) —Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS), on the heels of yet another year of record-breaking demand for seats in its popular middle and high schools, announced the fall 2013 opening of an elementary school in Downtown Brooklyn, Community School District 13.

In September, this first BPCS elementary division will open to kindergarteners in its permanent space - the upper three floors of 80 Willoughby Street, alongside St. Joseph High School for girls. The new  Brooklyn Prospect program, located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn where there has recently been pressure from local parents for the addition of public school seats to accommodate the increasing elementary school population, will grow a grade each year, serving approximately 300 kindergarten through 5th graders at full capacity. Students enrolled in BPCS’s 5th grade will have the option to continue in BPCS’s already popular middle school and high schools.

“Six years ago we set out to open a diverse, high-performing public school that would prepare students for a global world. We are proud of how far we’ve come.” said Daniel Rubenstein, BPCS co-founder and executive director.  “Our new K-5 division will allow our acclaimed 6-12 program to have greater academic impact on more students. We owe our success to a world class curriculum, dedicated and highly-trained teachers, and involved parents, which together are putting our students on a path to college and career success.”

The addition of BPCS elementary seats in District 13 is warmly greeted by Community Roots Charter School Co-Director Allison Keil. "Given the significant increases in demand for public school seats, we are excited to have one of our close collaborators and peers creating more opportunities for children of this district,"  says Keil, who advised BPCS throughout the planning stages and will continue to collaborate with the BPCS team.   

Chartered by the State University of New York - Charter Schools Institute (SUNY CSI), BPCS is one of just a few non-selective public schools in New York City following the International Baccalaureate program, and also amongst only a small number of NYC public schools to offer a K-12, 13-year program. BPCS has recently gained national attention for its focus on racial and socioeconomic diversity. Current BPCS students come from over 200 different elementary and middle schools and approximately 40 percent are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Admission is by lottery. To register for the school’s June 6 downtown elementary admissions lottery, prospective kindergarten families must complete an application on the school website before 5pm on June 3. Subsequent seats will be filled via time-stamped waitlist application, also found, along with information session dates, on the organization website (www.brooklynprospect.org).

 

About Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Brooklyn Prospect pairs students with excellent teachers in a college preparatory environment using the pillars of the International Baccalaureate program. This unique program prepares the school’s diverse student body for success as global citizens and helps students develop a love of learning that provides the foundation for personal and professional success in an interconnected world.

Brooklyn Prospect with it’s focus on the whole child teaches 21st century skills, fosters peer collaboration, encourages personal reflection, promotes community service and creative problem solving, and prepares students for a global workforce by developing second language fluency.


May 21 2013

 

BROOKLYN PROSPECT CHARTER SCHOOL ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

High Performing Public Middle and High School Introduces a New Elementary School in District 13 Where Parents Demand More Seats

May 21, 2013  (Brooklyn, NY) —Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS), on the heels of yet another year of record-breaking demand for seats in its popular middle and high schools, announced the fall 2013 opening of an elementary school in Downtown Brooklyn, Community School District 13.

In September, this first BPCS elementary division will open to kindergarteners in its permanent space - the upper three floors of 80 Willoughby Street, alongside St. Joseph High School for girls. The new  Brooklyn Prospect program, located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn where there has recently been pressure from local parents for the addition of public school seats to accommodate the increasing elementary school population, will grow a grade each year, serving approximately 300 kindergarten through 5th graders at full capacity. Students enrolled in BPCS’s 5th grade will have the option to continue in BPCS’s already popular middle school and high schools.

“Six years ago we set out to open a diverse, high-performing public school that would prepare students for a global world. We are proud of how far we’ve come.” said Daniel Rubenstein, BPCS co-founder and executive director.  “Our new K-5 division will allow our acclaimed 6-12 program to have greater academic impact on more students. We owe our success to a world class curriculum, dedicated and highly-trained teachers, and involved parents, which together are putting our students on a path to college and career success.”

The addition of BPCS elementary seats in District 13 is warmly greeted by Community Roots Charter School Co-Director Allison Keil. "Given the significant increases in demand for public school seats, we are excited to have one of our close collaborators and peers creating more opportunities for children of this district,"  says Keil, who advised BPCS throughout the planning stages and will continue to collaborate with the BPCS team.   

Chartered by the State University of New York - Charter Schools Institute (SUNY CSI), BPCS is one of just a few non-selective public schools in New York City following the International Baccalaureate program, and also amongst only a small number of NYC public schools to offer a K-12, 13-year program. BPCS has recently gained national attention for its focus on racial and socioeconomic diversity. Current BPCS students come from over 200 different elementary and middle schools and approximately 40 percent are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Admission is by lottery. To register for the school’s June 6 downtown elementary admissions lottery, prospective kindergarten families must complete an application on the school website before 5pm on June 3. Subsequent seats will be filled via time-stamped waitlist application, also found, along with information session dates, on the organization website (www.brooklynprospect.org).

 

About Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Brooklyn Prospect pairs students with excellent teachers in a college preparatory environment using the pillars of the International Baccalaureate program. This unique program prepares the school’s diverse student body for success as global citizens and helps students develop a love of learning that provides the foundation for personal and professional success in an interconnected world.

Brooklyn Prospect with it’s focus on the whole child teaches 21st century skills, fosters peer collaboration, encourages personal reflection, promotes community service and creative problem solving, and prepares students for a global workforce by developing second language fluency.


May 21 2013

 

BROOKLYN PROSPECT CHARTER SCHOOL ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

High Performing Public Middle and High School Introduces a New Elementary School in District 13 Where Parents Demand More Seats

May 21, 2013  (Brooklyn, NY) —Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS), on the heels of yet another year of record-breaking demand for seats in its popular middle and high schools, announced the fall 2013 opening of an elementary school in Downtown Brooklyn, Community School District 13.

In September, this first BPCS elementary division will open to kindergarteners in its permanent space - the upper three floors of 80 Willoughby Street, alongside St. Joseph High School for girls. The new  Brooklyn Prospect program, located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn where there has recently been pressure from local parents for the addition of public school seats to accommodate the increasing elementary school population, will grow a grade each year, serving approximately 300 kindergarten through 5th graders at full capacity. Students enrolled in BPCS’s 5th grade will have the option to continue in BPCS’s already popular middle school and high schools.

“Six years ago we set out to open a diverse, high-performing public school that would prepare students for a global world. We are proud of how far we’ve come.” said Daniel Rubenstein, BPCS co-founder and executive director.  “Our new K-5 division will allow our acclaimed 6-12 program to have greater academic impact on more students. We owe our success to a world class curriculum, dedicated and highly-trained teachers, and involved parents, which together are putting our students on a path to college and career success.”

The addition of BPCS elementary seats in District 13 is warmly greeted by Community Roots Charter School Co-Director Allison Keil. "Given the significant increases in demand for public school seats, we are excited to have one of our close collaborators and peers creating more opportunities for children of this district,"  says Keil, who advised BPCS throughout the planning stages and will continue to collaborate with the BPCS team.   

Chartered by the State University of New York - Charter Schools Institute (SUNY CSI), BPCS is one of just a few non-selective public schools in New York City following the International Baccalaureate program, and also amongst only a small number of NYC public schools to offer a K-12, 13-year program. BPCS has recently gained national attention for its focus on racial and socioeconomic diversity. Current BPCS students come from over 200 different elementary and middle schools and approximately 40 percent are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Admission is by lottery. To register for the school’s June 6 downtown elementary admissions lottery, prospective kindergarten families must complete an application on the school website before 5pm on June 3. Subsequent seats will be filled via time-stamped waitlist application, also found, along with information session dates, on the organization website (www.brooklynprospect.org).

 

About Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Brooklyn Prospect pairs students with excellent teachers in a college preparatory environment using the pillars of the International Baccalaureate program. This unique program prepares the school’s diverse student body for success as global citizens and helps students develop a love of learning that provides the foundation for personal and professional success in an interconnected world.

Brooklyn Prospect with it’s focus on the whole child teaches 21st century skills, fosters peer collaboration, encourages personal reflection, promotes community service and creative problem solving, and prepares students for a global workforce by developing second language fluency.


April 10 2013

 

These gorgeous invitations were beautifully designed, stamped, and mailed by Brooklyn Prospect parents. . . do not miss the biggest event of the year! Click HERE to reserve your tickets!
 
Thanks to Mike Yuen, parent '19, for designing the beautiful invitations!

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