A learning community dedicated to personal and community empowerment, college and career-readiness, equity and access to and for our students, families and staff working to solve the challenges of environmental injustice.

This video was created and continues to be revised by UAGC students!

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Graduation & Preparation for Life

2018 Graduation Rate: 78.8%

2018 Graduation Rate for Students with Disabilities: 90.6%

2019 Projected Graduation Rate: 83%

2020 Projected Graduation Rate: 95.6%

96% of families say that their school helps keep their child on track for college, career, and success in life after high school, and provides resources to them and their child to prepare their child for college, career, and success in life after high school

100% of teachers say that adults at their school teach students how to advocate for themselves.

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The Learning Experience

94% of students say that they feel safe in their classes.

77% of students say that teachers want students to become better thinkers, not just memorize things

96% of teachers say that curriculum, instruction and learning materials are well-coordinated across different grade levels

96% of teachers say that adults at their school teach critical thinking skills to students.

91% of students say that students with disabilities at their school are included in all activities.

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Parents as Partners

94% of families say that teachers work closely with them to meet their child's needs.

93% of families say that their school offers a wide enough variety of courses, extracurricular activities, and services to keep their child interested in school.

94% of families say that they feel well-informed by the communications they receive from their school.

96% of families say that the school staff work hard to build trusting relationships with families like them

96% of families say that at their school their child is safe.

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Work Based Learning & Internships

UAGC students cultivate our community garden on Amsterdam Avenue using principles of permaculture & build a carbon-neutral tiny house in their Building Science classroom.

44 students were involved in a work-based learning experiences/ internships during the Summer 2018

36 students were involved in work-based learning experiences/ internships during the School Year 2018 - 2019


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Located in the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood, our students have access to many historic landmarks within the City.