On Tuesday, August 28, Urban Action Academy welcomed incoming freshman for an orientation to high school life. After a brief ice breaker, students met some of the 9th Grade Team, including Ms. Smith, Mr. Nagy, and Mr. Faiella; as well as Guidance Counselor Ms. Desroches; APs Ms. Razak, Mr. Mento, and Dr. Isom; Dean Ms. Fagan; Parent Coordinator Ms. Bradford; and Principal Dr. Garcia.
Students learned about some of the rigors of High School, some tips for success, and what they will need to get to graduation in 2022. Following that, Mr. Nagy, Mr. Mento, and upperclassmen volunteers took the new freshmen on a tour of the building and field. Everyone left with an Urban Action Academy shirt and other give-aways.
Thank you to those students and parents who joined us. Thank you also to the staff who came out to show their support to the incoming class.
On Saturday, September 22, Principal Iris Garcia, Assistant Principal Ronda Razak, teacher Brian Nagy, and students Samiyah Brown and Chrislin Bradshaw proudly represented Urban Action Academy at the High School Fair held at John Dewey High School. The day was a success, with middle school students getting to meet staff and students from the school we hope they will call home starting next year. Parents and next year's freshman class got to learn about programs, classes, and supports available for UAA students.
Many schools from around Brooklyn came out to Dewey's gymnasiums on this beautiful Saturday, including Canarsie's own IAM and HSMP.
The next High School Fair will be held at Brooklyn Technical High School on October 13 from 10:00-3:00. From the DOE events page: "At all of the fairs, we'll have workshops on high school admissions at
10:15am and 12:30pm. These cover the same material as the summer
workshops from July 2018. All of the fairs will also have a…
On Wednesday, September 27, Urban Action Academy joined the rest of Canarsie Educational Campus schools to welcome many colleges. Students had the opportunity to speak to representatives from many colleges, as well as military recruiters, and the FDNY. They were able to ask questions about undergraduate programs and campus life and walk away with more information. Many campuses asked students to sign up to be sent additional information. This was the first year the the fair was held during school hours and participation was significantly higher than after-hours fairs of the past.
The students were enthusiastic and energized participants.
The following schools/groups had tables set up for the event: Alfred State UniversityApple CorpsBerkley CollegeBMCCSUNY BrockportSUNY Buffalo State UniversityCollege of St. RoseFashion Institute of TechnologyFive Towns CollegeKingsborough Community CollegeManhattan CollegeMercy CollegeMonroe CollegeNYITSt. Francis CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeSUNY R…