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We are pleased to announce that for the New York State Education Department has named AOC a reward school for the second year in a row. We continue to pursue academic excellence along with providing hands on curriculum. We were one of 155 high achieving and high progress school. Only 18 charter schools were named and we're the only charter school in Queens County.

February Board Meeting


Please take notice that the Board of Trustees of the Academy of the City Charter School will hold its February meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday February 20th, 2018 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. 

The Board of Trustees will hold a Finance & Operations Committee meeting at 4:00 pm on Tuesday February 20th, 2018 at Academy of the City Charter School, located at 31-29 60th Street, Woodside, NY 11377. 

 Interested members of the public are invited to attend.


AoC Students Use New Chromebooks

AoC recently bought 36 new Chromebook computers and a cart thanks to a $10,000 grant from state senator Jose Peralta.  Our students will use the Chromebooks to conduct research, create reports and presentations and explore the world around them.


Julie Salamon's Author Visit

In January author Julie Salamon visited with the fourth grade to talk about her writing process and the road to becoming an author. Fourth grade read two of her novels Cat in the City and Mutt's Promise.



Highlight of the Week - Part 2: 2/14/2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

“Spreading some cheery weary love for AOC with some sweets and a chuckle"
- AOC Kindergarten Parent

Here's some Valentine's Day Trivia:

Q: Why did the banana go out with the prune on Valentine’s Day? 
A: because it couldn’t get a date. 

Q: what did the pencil say to the paper?
A: I dot my “i”’s on you. 

Q: what did the caveman give his wife for Valentine’s Day? 
A: Ughs and kisses. 

Q: where do hamburgers take their sweetheart on Valentine’s Day to dance?
A: to the meatball

Q: Why do skunks celebrate Valentine’s Day?
A: because they’re scent-imental. 

Q: What did the boy octopus say to the girl octopus on Valentine’s Day? 
A: Can I hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand? 

Q: Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?
A: because it got heart. 


Highlight of the Week - 2/13/2018

The Scrapbook Club!

"Scrapbookers working hard on their hobbies pages! They love to read, dance, bake, and play soccer!"
- Ms. Cardillo and Ms. Bond


Upcoming Journeys Workshops for Parents

We are pleased to offer a Journeys Workshop for parents of students grades 4 & 5.. The workshops will be held at AoC on the dates and times below. Parents need only attend one of the grade level workshops and no registration is required.
Given by: Mickey Garnploog & William Jessimy; 4th & 5th Grade Teachers

Date: Tuesday February 6, 2018 at 8:45am OR 6:00pm

Location: PCO Portable.

This workshop will provide information about the Journeys program.  We will give you an overview of the strategies and skills the students are learning.   We will also explore how writing is incorporated into the curriculum and discuss strategies you can use at home with your child.

Highlight of the Week: 2/7/2018

AOC Times Inaugural Edition

The Newspaper Club has published the first edition of the AOC Times. Inside they've provided news, state test tips, interviews, an advice columns and a lot of pictures. You can see the full edition at  Look for the next edition in March when the staff of the newspaper club publishes the 2nd edition.

 Download the full version here. 


Highlight of the Week: 1/24/2018

Winter Concert K-2: 1/12/2018

Enrollment Open House

December Math Workshop

Kate Smallberg held a math workshop in December. Parents worked collaboratively on multiplication and division strategies.



Upcoming Parent Events

Academy of the City is pleased to bring back several parent events that were popular last year. Below is a schedule of our activities. All events will be held at AOC.

For more information call our Parent Coordinator, Noel Peguero, (718) 487-9857.


English Classes for parents and after school activities for their children

Join the Family Literacy Program today January 18th, 2018 at 4 p.m. in the science room. Improve your english skills and learn how to keep your child motivated to learn.

PCO Events

Our PCO has some great events and activities this winter.

Look for notes in your childrens' take home folders for more information. You may also ask our co-presidents Ebru Grundy or Susanna Lopez.

2017-18 School Closures and Half-days

School Closures and Half-Days

We've published our list of school closures and half-days for the 2017-2018 school year. The dates are on our school events calendar on our website and attached as a pdf document below.



Highlight of the Week: 1/5/2018

School Quality Report

In April, parents and staff were asked to take a survey regarding their views about their school's conditions and performance. The snapshot is shown in the photos below. The full report is at the DOE page link.




Know Your Rights about ICE Arrests