Achievement First
University Prep High School

35 Starr Street
Brooklyn, NY 11221


Our school is near the L train (Jefferson stop) and M train (Central stop).





Opened: August 2013
Grades: 9-12
Number of Students in 2019-20: 395
Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday –  Thursday; 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Friday (note – hours may vary depending on grade)
Specials: Dance, French, music, physical education, Spanish, theater, visual art, yoga
Extracurriculars: Alkebulan, black girl magic, brotherhood, dance ensemble, debate team, finance club, peer mentoring, sign language, student government and more

“Phoenix Rising”

Achievement First University Prep High is focused on an important goal: 100% of students will be accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

How do we get there? We combine challenging courses and high expectations. We also make sure our students have access to all of the support that their wealthy and private school peers receive. Our support includes SAT prep, intensive college counseling and tutoring. Our classes help our students grow into leaders who not only listen to lessons, but also lead discussions and exchange ideas. Here, our students also grow as athletes, volunteers, leaders, and citizens of the world.  We are proud of our school’s strong extracurricular, varsity athletic and arts programs. And, we’re proud that our support extends beyond high school graduation. High school counselors work closely with our alumni as they attend colleges including New York University, Hampshire College, Syracuse University, Skidmore College, Wesleyan University and many SUNY and CUNY schools. Learn more in our brochure or our college profile.

School Leader

  • Jason Coalter

    Jason Coalter

    Jason Coalter is the principal of Achievement First University Prep High School. Prior to this role, Mr. Coalter served as the dean of school culture at AF University Prep High and, before joining Achievement First, he served as the director of service learning at the Paulo Freire Charter School in Newark, NJ. Mr. Coalter began his career in education as a high school teacher at Cristo Rey Newark High School, where he taught literature and theology. He also served as the campus minister and coached several varsity sports. Mr. Coalter earned his bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

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