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  • Sep 11, 2019

    “I Never Knew That I Was Able to Do It!”: A Scholar’s Story

    Every day our students are learning, growing, and showing all the amazing things they can do. For Nicolas, a fourth-grader at AF Bridgeport Academy Elementary, that means progressing so much in ELA that he improved by TWO levels on the most recent state test! We sat down with Nicolas to learn more about all that […]

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  • Sep 04, 2019

    Scholar Reflections: Summer Programs Present Exciting Opportunities

    Completing a residency at a hospital, taking an engineering course, meeting people of different backgrounds—no these aren’t updates from our alums, these are just a few of the many exciting experiences our scholars at AF University Prep High had as part of their summer program. We checked in with our scholars to learn more about […]

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  • Aug 28, 2019

    Scholars of the Year 2018-19

    We are so proud of ALL our scholars for their hard work and countless achievements. To show just how proud we are, we asked teachers to nominate a few exceptional students for the 2018-19 Scholars of the Year shoutouts. We know it was a busy summer, so we’ve rounded up all our scholar spotlights in […]

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  • Aug 06, 2019

    The Power of Being “Weird”: A Scholar’s Story

    Aniaha is member of the AF University Prep High Class of 2019. Below is a version of the speech she delivered on Senior Signing Day. Those who know me, and most likely those who don’t, probably know that I am…well…quirky. To say the least. I break into dance in the middle of class, and I […]

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  • Jul 31, 2019

    My Future is Bright: A Scholar’s Story

    Daniella is a member of the AF Hartford High Class of 2019. Below is an excerpt from the speech she read on Senior Signing Day. What makes you want to advocate for yourself? Will it help you or break you? The ability to self-advocate has become one of my most fruitful strengths, and I encourage […]

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  • Jul 10, 2019

    Weathering All Storms & Opening New Doors: A Scholar’s Story

    Jay’la is a member of the AF Amistad High Class of 2019. Below is the speech she shared at Senior Signing Day. I was told that I was to go to college, succeed, and be grateful for life regardless of the circumstances. I stand here today to tell you that life is unfair. My single […]

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  • Jul 03, 2019

    Scholars Find Answers at the Brooklyn Science Fair

    Why do leaves change colors in the fall? Which household materials make the best slime? What are the problems and causes of air pollution? These were just some of the questions scholars asked at this year’s first New York Middle School Regional Science Inquiry and Engineering Fair. We walked around the fair to talk to […]

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  • Jun 26, 2019

    A Teacher’s Reflection: Pride and Identity

    Megan Bearden is an associate dean of students at AF Brooklyn High School. As we continue to celebrate our seniors this week, Megan reflects on one of her student’s journey and shares the importance of creating welcoming spaces for all students in school.  We have this event called “Senior Signing Day” where our seniors declare […]

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