Model Program

Brooklyn Generation School

6565 FLATLANDS AVENUE
Brooklyn, NY 11236
http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/18/K566/default.htm

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Contact Information:
Terri L. Grey
Principal
718.968.4200

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

High School

Urban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The Brooklyn Generation School is a unique school, in its second year of operation. It is the first school to put the Generation Schools' model into practice. This very positive partnership allows students to benefit greatly from small-group instruction and a longer academic year. Students enter the school from a low base, but as a result of an engaging curriculum their progress improves dramatically. Students enjoy foundation courses each morning and studio courses each afternoon. The school carefully tracks the progress of each student. As foundation courses are taught at the same time, students are able to regroup according to their need. They give enrichment and arts opportunities for all students. Where students struggle, they receive good remediation during this time.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Career Education, Community Collaboration, Family/Parental Involvement, Life Skills Training, Students with Disabilities

Starting Date: 2008
Students Served Per Year: 50-250
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance
  • High-risk peer group
  • Highly socially active outside of school
  • Low educational expectations
  • No extracurricular participation

School factors

  • Race/ethnicity

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

School

  • Comprehensive diagnostic systems
  • Personalized instruction and learning
  • Rigorous and relevant instruction
  • Academic support
  • Supportive school climate

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
Counselors
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Generation Schools Network

Evaluation Information:

In its first year, Brooklyn Generation ranked in the top five of comparable schools in attendance, credit accumulation, and pass rates on the NY state's Regents Exams and ranked first in standardized test scores.

How evaluation data was collected:
Unspecified

Additional Evaluation Information:
http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2008-09/Quality_Review_2009_K566.pdf