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June 18 2012

I AM

Choreography by Ashley Brown

Artist’s Description: I AM is a choreographic work that explores the process of creating by paralleling it with the story of creation. In three sections: Creation, Judgment and Acceptance, I AM will explode, define and reveal.

Born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas, Ashley Brown began to seriously pursue dance at age 12. She trained at her local dance studio, her high school and performed across the state with the Tidwell Project. Her first teaching and choreographic opportunities were for the Young Dancer’s Workshop held by her high school. Immediately following high school, Ashley studied at the Ailey School, The Arts Unlimited Project, and Spelman College. She performed with the Spelman Dance Theatre and performed as a soloist in choreographic works by Nathan Trice, Ursula Payne, Maria Bauman, Travis Gatling, Kenneth Green, Sherone Price, and Diane McIntyre. Other performance credits include performing in the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival, performing in the film, The Gospel; the movie premiere of The Gospel, The Gospel LIVE; performing at the Kennedy Center for the National American College Dance Festival and Lord I Have A Right To The Tree Of Life with Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon (Founder of recording female ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock).

Recently, in 2010, Ashley graduated from Florida State University’s School of Dance with an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography.  Currently a Brooklyn resident, Ashley is the dance and physical education instructor at Brooklyn Prospect Charter School. She also serves as the director of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Dance Ministry, BT Dance. Grateful for the love and support of her family and friends she is inspired follow her dreams and blessed to have this opportunity to share her gift. Thank you Dance New Amsterdam and RAW Material!

Photo by Bridgett Williams

Click here for more information about Ms. Brown and for ticketing to the event!

 

June 6 2012

Congratulations to 8th grader Colin, who has been accepted into the China Institute-Star Talk Summer Language Academy of 2012. The scholarship from the China Institute, worth $3,000, was provided through a generous grant from StarTalk, a project of the National Strategic Language Initiative. 

Nominated by Mr. Tao, Colin was selected from among many applicants to participate in this highly intensive language program. There, Colin will have the opportunity to receive intensive language instruction with an emphasis on "practical communication skills, integrated with cultural activities, studio art classes, and field trips to areas of cultural and historical significance". The Academy is equivalent to one semester of high school Mandarin Chinese. 

Congratulations Colin! 

June 6 2012

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School is proud to congratulate Ms. Kelly Vaughan in joining the New York Hall of Science's inaugural class of Design Lab fellows. 

A project of NYSCI's Verizon Center for STEM Learning, Design Lab explores how design-based learning can give teachers new strategies for engaging all types of learners. With this goal in mind, 20 teachers have been selected to work with the New York Hall of Science to design experiments throughout the year that they can use in their classrooms.

 

May 2 2012

Congratulations to 8th grader Tai-yan, who has been selected to attend the Google Computing and Programming Experience (CAPE) 2012 summer camp. Nominated by Ms. Vaughan and chosen from hundreds of other New York applicants in a highly competitive process, Tai-yan will experience daily life at Google and witness the amazing variety of computer science applications in creation there. This wonderful summer program, now in its third year, aims to provide students experiences making technology for meaningful purposes while giving students exposure to real-world experiences. Congratulations Tai-yan!

To read more about the CAPE summer program, click here.

April 26 2012

Click here to link to our Earth Day Lessons, featured on Fox News!

April 20 2012

BROOKLYN PROSPECT CHARTER SCHOOL FINDS A PERMANENT HOME IN WINDSOR TERRACE

High Performing Middle School and New High School Unveil Plans for New, Spacious Campus on the Heels of Record Demand for Seats


April 20, 2012 (Brooklyn, NY) — Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS), a successful middle and new high school in District 15, unveiled plans this week for its permanent home in Windsor Terrace, where the school can grow to serve grades six through twelve. The approximately 60,000 square foot campus at 3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway will accommodate steadily rising demand, give students more space and enhanced facilities, including state-of-the art-classrooms, a full-size gymnasium, outdoor space, wireless internet, and a library.  BPCS has signed a twenty-year lease, with an additional ten-year option for the space.  The building currently houses a Catholic school that is moving to another location.

This week’s announcement marks a new beginning for the school, which has occupied interim space since opening in 2009.  The new building will be home to grades six through nine for the 2012-13 school year and will add grades ten through twelve, completing their seven-year program, over the next three years.

“This new school building is a major step for us and one that deepens our roots in the community,” said Daniel Rubenstein, BPCS’s co-founder and executive director.  “We set out to create a high performing school that prepares a diverse group of children for success in a global world. Providing that education in a welcoming, state of the art environment is key to accomplishing our mission, and we are confident we have finally found the right home.” 

One of just a few non-selective public schools in New York City following the International Baccalaureate program, BPCS received more than a thousand applications for its lottery last week for just 140 available seats in grades six through nine.  The applicant pool reflects the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the district and the school.

“We chose Brooklyn Prospect for its rigorous academic program and wonderful teaching staff, among many other reasons. We were delighted to learn about our new permanent home, which I believe will help solidify the community and unity that makes this school so special,” said Wendy Chou, parent of two Brooklyn Prospect students. “We’re especially excited that the new location is right in the neighborhood and so convenient for many of our families.”  

Work on the new site will begin in July, and Brooklyn Prospect will welcome students in September to its permanent home, refreshed to reflect the school’s mission and culture.
 

About Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Brooklyn Prospect pairs students with excellent teachers in a college preparatory environment using the pillars of the International Baccalaureate program. This unique program prepares the school’s diverse student body for success as global citizens and helps students develop a love of learning that provides the foundation for personal and professional success in an interconnected world. 

Brooklyn Prospect teaches 21st century skills, fosters peer collaboration, encourages personal reflection, promotes community service and creative problem solving, and prepares students for a global workforce by developing second language fluency in either Spanish or Mandarin.

 

April 11 2012

BROOKLYN PROSPECT CHARTER SCHOOL ANNOUNCES RECORD DEMAND FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SEATS

High Performing Middle School and New High School Receive More Than One Thousand Applications for Grades 6 - 9

April 5, 2012 (Brooklyn, NY) —Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS), which will welcome its first class of ninth graders this fall, announced record demand for seats for the 2012-13 school year. The school received 1,031 applications—600 from within District 15—for just 140 seats in grades six through nine.

Demand for seats at BPCS has risen steadily since the middle school opened in 2009.  The school, one of just a few non-selective public schools in New York City following the International Baccalaureate program, received more than 230 applications for just 30 open high school seats (the majority of BPCS’s eighth graders plan to remain in the school). The applicant pool reflects the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the school. Prospective students come from over 200 different elementary and middle schools and 40 percent are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

“Three years ago we set out to open a diverse, high-performing public school that would prepare students for a global world and we’re proud of how far we’ve come,” said Daniel Rubenstein, BPCS’s co-founder and executive director.  “This year, we’ll open our high school and are excited about the overwhelming response we’ve received from our local community. We owe our success to a well-rounded curriculum, dedicated and highly-trained teachers and involved parents, which together are putting our students on a path to college and career success.”

“The word is clearly out about Brooklyn Prospect and we couldn’t be happier to be part of this wonderful community,” said parent Tricia Krug. “We were drawn to the school because of its unique approach to teaching and learning and are thrilled our sons will have the opportunity to graduate from BPCS.”

Brooklyn Prospect pairs students with excellent teachers in a college preparatory environment using the pillars of the International Baccalaureate program. This unique program prepares the school’s diverse student body for success as global citizens and helps students develop a love of learning that provides the foundation for personal and professional success in an interconnected world. 

Brooklyn Prospect teaches 21st century skills, fosters peer collaboration, encourages personal reflection, promotes community service and creative problem solving, and prepares students for a global workforce by developing fluency in a second language in either Spanish or Mandarin.

 

April 11 2012

 

High Performing Middle School and New High School Receive More Than One Thousand Applications for Grades 6 - 9

April 5, 2012 (Brooklyn, NY) —Brooklyn Prospect Charter School (BPCS), which will welcome its first class of ninth graders this fall, announced record demand for seats for the 2012-13 school year. The school received 1,031 applications—600 from within District 15—for just 140 seats in grades six through nine.

Demand for seats at BPCS has risen steadily since the middle school opened in 2009.  The school, one of just a few non-selective public schools in New York City following the International Baccalaureate program, received more than 230 applications for just 30 open high school seats (the majority of BPCS’s eighth graders plan to remain in the school). The applicant pool reflects the ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the school. Prospective students come from over 200 different elementary and middle schools and 40 percent are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

“Three years ago we set out to open a diverse, high-performing public school that would prepare students for a global world and we’re proud of how far we’ve come,” said Daniel Rubenstein, BPCS’s co-founder and executive director.  “This year, we’ll open our high school and are excited about the overwhelming response we’ve received from our local community. We owe our success to a well-rounded curriculum, dedicated and highly-trained teachers and involved parents, which together are putting our students on a path to college and career success.”

 

“The word is clearly out about Brooklyn Prospect and we couldn’t be happier to be part of this wonderful community,” said parent Tricia Krug. “We were drawn to the school because of its unique approach to teaching and learning and are thrilled our sons will have the opportunity to graduate from BPCS.”

 

Brooklyn Prospect pairs students with excellent teachers in a college preparatory environment using the pillars of the International Baccalaureate program. This unique program prepares the school’s diverse student body for success as global citizens and helps students develop a love of learning that provides the foundation for personal and professional success in an interconnected world. 

 

Brooklyn Prospect teaches 21st century skills, fosters peer collaboration, encourages personal reflection, promotes community service and creative problem solving, and prepares students for a global workforce by developing fluency in a second language in either Spanish or Mandarin.

 

 

March 5 2012


 

Please join us at our Spring Gala on May 17! 
 
Early Bird pricing will be available through April 19 at $50.00 per ticket. After April 19, tickets will revert to $60.00 per ticket.  
 
 
Drinks (may be purchased in bundles of 10):

1 drink ticket - water or soft drink
3 drink tickets - beer or wine
4 drink tickets - hard drink

5 drink tickets - Brooklyn Prospect Punch
 
 *A limited number of "event staff" tickets are available at $35, members of the event staff must work at least 1.5 hours during the gala. Please email us at charkellynyc@gmail.com 
 

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