Our Model

With many large, over-crowded, poor-performing schools, there is a pressing need in New York City for high schools that address the educational and social needs of at-risk youth.  Few high schools have the resources needed to meet the complex needs of these disconnected adolescents.

Broome Street Academy comprehensively serves some of New York City’s most vulnerable students through a unique partnership with — and co-location within — one of the City's premier youth development organizations, The Door. Our model merges academic, social, and emotional services to prepare students to graduate prepared for a successful future. Through the support found at BSA and The Door, New York City’s most at-risk students will realize their greatest potential.

The Broome Street Academy Model

A key to our success involves supporting each student in building strong academic skills while receiving a mixture of academic and social support, including:

  • integrated collaborative team teaching
  • small-group instruction
  • flexible grouping in the classroom
  • daily academic enrichment opportunities
  • literacy strategies infused throughout the curriculum
  • academic remediation services

Supportive services are infused within the school day and available after school. In addition to having social workers and mental health counselors on-staff, BSA employs the The CHAMPION Model©, which ensures every student has an adult mentor supporting them every step of the way to graduation.

Learn more about our Academic & Supportive Programs.