Who are we?

Brooklyn School for Collaborative Studies is a diverse and respectful Expeditionary Learning School, committed to developing students and staff who are kind, openminded, persistent, responsible, and courageous. With support from peers, staff, families and school partners, students engage in challenging academic and social experiences that prepare them for college-level learning and full participation in civic life. Students learn to apply their intellect and effort to benefit themselves and their community.
BCS Finalists in 2014 Scenarios USA contest

Edgar Miguel-Chavez, Enrique Boone, and Lani Pringle have all been named finalists in the 2014 Scenarios USA story contest. These students were recognized at a dinner on April 8th at Scenarios headquarters in Fort Green. This year's contest invited teens to write a narrative that captures the "real deal" about place & power. One of these students (or the other student finalist pictured from Hostos Lincoln High School in the Bronx) will be selected to work with a Hollywood director & craft their story into a short film. We will share the results after break. Best of luck to Edgar, Lani & Enrique! We are so proud!

Our boatbuilders have almost finished building their boat!

This week the entire BCS high school is out of the building participating in intensives. Here's Beth's crew building a green house out of Arizona bottles.

Innovative Rap created for Climate Change class

Tacheem, a 10th grade, created this rap about the Carbon Cycle.

2014 DOE Parent Learning Environment Survey

NYC DOE Parent Learning Environment Surveys will be distributed during
 student led conferences on Thursday, March 27th & Friday, March 28th or via mail. The surveys are a very important part of our school report card, the information you provide will help us continue to grow. We are looking to have 100% parent participation. 

Check out the new blog written by Michelle's PBAT composting class: http://www.monpetitjardin.org/

This semester, the BCS music department was asked to pilot a new curriculum sponsored by The Rock and Roll Forever Foundation. This collaboration, originated by Steven Van Zandt and overseen by Warren Zanes, will help students gain a deeper understanding of history through rock and roll. This is an exciting learning experience for the students and a wonderful foundation to support! We are thrilled to be participating with such an important organization and look forward to sharing our work with the community.

BCS Internship Fair on New York 1 - 1/18/14

Read about our students in the news.

BCS congratulates Carmen Fariña on her new position as chancellor! We're so excited to have her. Carmen was recently a guest editor in our 11th grade ELA class.

Mon, Apr 14 - Tue, Apr 22
Spring Break - No School
Tuesday, April 29
Open library after school
Wed, Apr 30 - Fri, May 2
HS Intensives
MS Math State Test
Thursday, May 1
Open library after school

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Download this month's copy of BCS Press here: .BCSfamilynewletter1.pdf

Today, 4/20/2014
High: 61 Low: 41
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/21/2014
High: 63 Low: 45
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.