School Organization

Assistant Principal for Safety, Security, and Organization: Ms. Lucia Lengua

Parent Coordinator: Ms. Donna Kelly


6th Grade: Discovery and Exploration Academy

This hub for 6th graders allows students to explore the middle school experience through rigor, discipline, creativity and culture aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Standards.

Assistant Principal: Ms. Michele Cohen

Student Support Specialist/Dean: Ms. Reid

Guidance Counselor: Ms. Pamela Paisley

7th Grade: Humanities and Performing Arts Academy

This academy showcases the talent in our youngsters with performances/displays in music, art, dance, poetry, and drama while continuing to engage students in academic rigor around the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Standards.

Assistant Principal: Mr. Lawrence Melamed

Student Support Specialist/Dean: Mr. Batista

Guidance Counselor:

8th Grade: Renaissance Academy

This academy engages students in print and digital media. Students utilize elements of print and digital media to develop projects and displays in a student newsletter, video broadcast, and student comic book/magazine, while continuing to engage students in academic rigor around the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Standards. Student photographs from this academy are currently housed throughout the building and some are on display at John F. Kennedy International Airport-Terminal 4.

Assistant Principal: Dr. Jennifer Shirley-Brown

Student Support Specialist/Dean: Ms. Gooden

Guidance Counselor: Ms. Raven Osborne

Non-Core Instruction

Arts, Physical Education, Spanish

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Student Support Staff: Paraprofessionals, Therapists, Psychologists, and Social/Family Workers