NYS Test Scores
We're proud to share with you a bar graph showing how the New York State test scores for AOC compare to District 30 since we have started taking them in 2013-14. Our goal is to continue the upward trend in testing above the district. We have been charged with having AOC be 10-15% above the district average over the next three years and take this very seriously.
The analysis is as follows:
-Positive growth in every year of testing in both ELA and Math
-Above District 30 by 6.1% in ELA for 2015-16
-Above District 30 by 10.6% in Math for 2015-16
Important 2016-2017 dates
Monday August 29th 3pm-4pm: New student orientation
Tuesday August 30th: First day of school
Tuesday September 6th: First day of after school program
Thursday September 8th: First day of busing
2016-17 Supply List
The school supply list is attached at the bottom. This list will also be sent home with your student on the first day of school.
Education Committee Meeting
Please be advised that there will be an Education Committee meeting on Thursday, August 23rd, at 4:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Academy of the City Charter School, 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377.
2016-17 School Closures and Half-days
We've published our list of school closures and half-days for the 2016-2017 school year. The dates are on our school events calendar on our website and attached as a pdf document below.
Note From the Principal
June 23, 2016
It has been a wonderful year with our charter being renewed by SUNY for an additional three years. Over 90% of current families have re-enrolled for next year. This is a testament to the commitment and love for Academy of the City Charter School.
Attached is the Framework for Great Schools report (formerly known as School Report card). We are very proud that the school is in the top category for 5 out 6 of the benchmarks and very close to the top category for Strong Family-Community Ties. Thank you for the support of our school and program! Our curriculum is strong as noted in the Framework for Great Schools report.
This year, we introduced Journeys, a reading and writing program in 2nd -5th grades that was very successful. Our Social Studies/History program in 2nd -5th grades with studies of Ancient Humans, Rome, Greece and China is going well. GO Math continues to be implemented with success and the internal assessment results demonstrate that children are increasing their math knowledge.
The Board of Trustees has approved a long range plan and the executive summary is attached. Please see me if you want the full report or more details. Several highlights from the plan, which will be implemented over the next three years, are:
- Middle School Committee to prepare for expanding to a middle school in September 2019;
- Goals to support families and increase participation in PCO events and meetings, honor diversity and promote social justice;
- New initiatives: Project Based Learning, Family Literacy program and increasing the number of ELL students.
We continue to support our staff and they are deeply involved in the school. Next year, we have 46 out of 50 staff members returning. We will provide professional development over the summer in Responsive Classroom, Math and Project Based Learning. Our staff as evidenced by the Framework for Great Schools report and internal surveys is very supportive and excited about returning to the school next year.