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We laughed, we danced, and we may have even shed a few tears. We are SO proud of all that our students, alumni, teachers, and staff have accomplished this year. We can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for our AF family.

In the meantime, check out our top 5 most-read blog posts from 2019!

Scholar Reflections: Summer Programs Present Exciting Opportunities
Scholars from AF University Prep High spent their summer all over the east coast. From meeting new people, to taking an engineering course, and even completing a residency at a hospital, scholars walked away with new skills and lasting memories.

Back to School 2019 Playlist
What better way to warm up on a winter day than by looking back at our favorite summer jams? These back to school pump-up songs inspired many dance parties and sparked joy throughout our classrooms.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: A Scholar’s Story
We’re proud to celebrate Hispanic culture and traditions all year long, but especially during Hispanic Heritage Month. Amaya, a fourth-grader at AF Bushwick Elementary, told us how she embraces her culture at school by teaching her classmates and teachers Spanish.

A Student’s View on Asking “Where Are You From?”
Elvis is a Class of 2019 graduate of AF Amistad High School. He’s often asked: “Where are you from?” Elvis shared this reflection on his Puerto Rican identity.

Class of 2019 Alumni Form Strong Bond in College
Amadi and Aaliyah are both alumni from the Class of 2019, though they attended different AF Connecticut high schools. Their paths first crossed while they were applying to attend Wellesley College, and now they’re roommates! They sat down with us to talk about their college experience so far.

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