Ascend invites community feedback on plan to establish new schools in Central Brooklyn
Ascend’s proposed schools
Ascend Public Charter Schools has submitted an application to the SUNY Board of Trustees in March 2017 to establish two new schools in Central Brooklyn: Central Brooklyn Ascend Charter Schools 2 and 3. As conceived, each new school would serve 224 students in kindergarten and grade one during its first year, and add one grade each year thereafter to serve at maturity 1,400 students in kindergarten through grade 12. The schools would open in Community School District (CSD) 19 and/or CSD 22.
Like that of all schools in the Ascend network, the mission of Central Brooklyn Ascend Charter Schools 2 and 3 would be to equip every student with the knowledge, confidence, and character to succeed in college and beyond. By offering a rich liberal arts education in a supportive environment, we animate children’s natural sense of curiosity and prepare students to think on their own, thrive on their own, and engage the world as informed, responsible citizens.
Ascend schools offer a rich, varied, rigorous Common Core-aligned curriculum, in a warm, supportive, and joyful culture. All Ascend schools occupy inspiring, light-filled, privately-leased facilities. Ascend schools are open to all students by lottery, with no admission criteria other than New York City residence, and at no cost to families. Ascend schools serve all students and actively seek to fill every available seat. For detailed information about Ascend’s educational model, current schools, and most recent academic results, click here.
We invite parents and community leaders to submit comments about our intent to establish new schools in Central Brooklyn. To submit a comment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Ascend’s existing schools, please see below.