Academic Leadership Charter School
ALCS opened in September 2009 with 150 Kindergarten and First Grade students. Located in the South Bronx, it is our mission to teach tomorrow's leaders. We are now serving over 500 students between Pre-K and 7th grade.
Through a commitment to broad-based education for all students — ranging from the basics of reading and mathematics to fine arts and technology — we will teach the next generation of community leaders. To complete our mission, ALCS will depend on the full commitment of our students, their parents, our teachers, and the administration. With this teamwork, our school will provide a better future for our students, as individuals and as leaders in the community.
Academic Leadership Charter School offers a rigorous curriculum that satisfies all New York State Kearbubg Standards, including an extended day which provides our students with four periods of literacy daily. We believe that having a strong foundation in reading and writing, as well as a well-rounded vocabulary, is the key to academic success. We aim for 80% of our students to perform at Levels 3 and 4 on their New York State assessments.
There are two teachers in every classroom, a Lead Teacher and a Teacher Associate. The presence of two certified teachers gives each student a more individualized education. One teacher may work with a small group of students on a certain skill, while the lead teacher focuses on a different topic with the rest of the class. In addition, other teachers "push in" to the classroom to provide further support.
We have high expectations for everyone in the ALCS community. We expect our students and teachers to work hard in the classroom, and we expect our families to work with their children on a daily basis, reading with them at home and helping them study for their assessments. Together, we will help our students become tomorrow's leaders.