We believe that a rigorous academic program combined with a supportive social-emotional curriculum leads to scholar success. BCSC's academic program reflects the practices that are associated with high-performing urban schools: more time on task; standards-based instruction; research-based curricula; regular assessments; nightly homework; and horizon-broadening enrichment opportunities.
More Time on Task: BCSC scholars spend approximately 20% more time in school than other NYC public school scholars.
Standards-Based Instruction: BCSC uses the Common Core to ensure high quality instruction.
Research-Based Curricula: BCSC adopts resources that have proven success with similar populations of scholars.
Nightly Homework: Regular homework is essential to mastering content and developing strong study habits.
Continuous Assessment: Regular analysis of and reflection on scholar progress is central to BCSC's culture and to achieving our mission.
Targeted Intervention: BCSC provides a program of intensive academic support for scholars who enter school significantly below grade level.
Enrichment: Our enrichment program ensures that scholars enjoy a variety of specials activities which contribute to scholar success both inside and outside of the classroom.
The BCSC is working harder than ever to ensure that our scholars receive intensive academic interventions and extended learning opportunities.