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
Hours: 7:55 a.m. – 3:40 p.m. Monday –  Thursday; 7:55 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Friday (note – hours may vary depending on grade)
Enrichment: Dance, French, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Theater, Visual Art, Yoga
Extracurriculars: AF Art Studio, Actor & Tech Ensemble, Phoenix Forte (choir), Phoenix Dance Ensemble, Alkebulan (African student Club), Black Girl Magic, Brotherhood, Student Government, Sangre Unida (Latinx Club), Debate Team, Finance Club, Peer Mentoring, Sign Language, LGBTQ

“Phoenix Rising”

About Achievement First University Prep High School

Achievement First University Prep High School is a public charter school located in Brooklyn, NY within the Bushwick neighborhood. Serving students in 9th through 12th grade, we are focused on ensuring 100% of students will be accepted into four-year colleges and universities.

How do we achieve our goal?

We combine demanding courses with high expectations, and we ensure that students are well equipped with the support and tools they need to succeed. Our support includes SAT prep, intensive college counseling, tutoring, and more. We feel it is important to help students grow into leaders who not only listen but engage in and lead discussions. Our classes are structured to encourage an exchange of ideas. It is our mission to ensure that students are well rounded and prepared for higher education. Here, our students also grow as athletes, volunteers, and leaders, so that they can be productive citizens of the world. We are proud of our school’s strong extracurricular, varsity athletic and arts programs.

Our support extends beyond high school graduation. High school counselors work closely with our alumni as they attend college. Our students move on to attend 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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