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About Achievement First East Brooklyn High School

301 Vermont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: 347-471-2650
Fax: 347-402-8015

Opened: August 2016
Grades: 9 (will add one grade per year until serving grades 9-12 at full scale)
Number of Students in 2016-17: 101


Achievement First East Brooklyn High School is based on an innovative premise: closing the achievement gap by providing a prep-school quality education to inner-city students. Achievement First East Brooklyn High School combines rigorous academics and high expectations with a host of supports, including SAT prep, intensive college counseling, tutoring, explicit character education and a school culture in which it is “cool” to be smart. Key facets of the Achievement First East Brooklyn High School program include:

  • Rigorous course of studies for all students: At Achievement First East Brooklyn High School, every student is on a college-preparatory track. All students complete a rigorous course of studies focused on core academics, and acceptance to a four-year college or university is a graduation requirement.
  • Personal attention for each student: As a small school, we can better meet the needs of each individual student. Small class sizes, small case loads for college counselors and small advisories enable us to make sure that no student “falls through the cracks.”
  • Focused learning environment: One of the biggest obstacles to learning at many urban high schools is a lack of discipline. At Achievement First East Brooklyn High School, our staff works hard to create and maintain a sacred learning environment where all students are focused and engaged and where it is “cool” to be smart.
  • Commitment to robust student life programs: While providing a strong academic foundation will always be our first priority, we also realize that our students need opportunities to have varied experiences, including internships, community service and summer programs. In addition, it is important that our students have a fun and memorable high school experience made possible through the availability of extracurricular activities, awards ceremonies, senior privileges, dances and other popular high school rituals.

Achievement First is a growing network of non-profit, high-performing, college-preparatory, K to 12 public charter schools in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. The mission of Achievement First is to deliver on the promise of equal educational opportunity for all of America's children. We believe that all children, regardless of race or economic status, can succeed if they have access to a great education. Achievement First schools provide all of our students with the academic and character skills they need to graduate from top colleges, to succeed in a competitive world and to serve as the next generation of leaders in our communities.

School Leader

Sabrina Silver is the founding principal of Achievement First East Brooklyn High School. Ms. Silver joined Achievement First as the founding director of operations at AF Brooklyn High in 2009. She became that school’s dean of college in 2014, and revolutionized the college access process, facilitating student matriculation to many impressive schools including Stanford University, Dartmouth College and Georgetown University. 

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