• Columbia University College Prep Event

    All high school students are welcome to join "Applying to College" zoom session being offered by Columbia University on:

    Monday October 11, 2021 from 1pm - 3pm  OR

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 5pm - 7pm.

    Please see the attached flyers for details.

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  • Application for the 2021–22 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

    All Puerto Rican, Hispanic, or Latinx high school students are invited to apply for the NYC delegation of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI). The 10-week civic-engagement program takes place Saturdays (in-person from 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. for the first five weeks and virtually for the final five), and is designed to empower Latinx students and provide a platform for student leadership and empowerment. The program focuses on: 

    • The development of leadership skills in Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Latinx youth;   

    • The opportunity for students to earn two points for the NYS Seal of Biliteracy;   

    • The creation of opportunities for Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Latinx students to interact with positive role models such as Latinx elected officials, educators, and business leaders;

    • The creation of partnerships and conversations among educators, business leaders and students; and

    • The development of an in-depth student knowledge of the New York State legislative process.   

    Interested high school students can learn more about the program though a virtual informational session; students should register to join either the 5:30 p.m. session on October 12, or register for the 5:30 p.m. session on October 19. Please apply by October 25.

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  • FACE - Office of Family and Community Empowerment

    Please see the attached update from FACE with information on:

    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month!
    NYCDOE UPDATE: Special Education Recovery Services
    NYCDOE UPDATE: Chancellor’s Regulation A-660 Posts!
    NYCDOE UPDATE: Face Covering Policy
    NYCDOE UPDATE: Public Meetings and School Visits
    NYCDOE UPDATE: Mindfulness Classes on Parent University!
    NYCDOE UPDATE: Specialized High School Admissions Test
    UPDATE: Team Up for Success: Strengthening School-Home Partnerships in NYC
    UPDATE: Pandemic Electronic Benefits Card for Food
    UPDATE: Hunter College Learning Lab for Children with IEPs
    UPDATE: Free Parent and Caregiver Webinars from the Ackerman Institute
    UPDATE: NYCLU's Teen Activist Project Application
    UPDATE: The Office of Food & Nutrition Services is Hiring!
    UPDATE: NYC Civil Service 101
    Let’s Talk NYC Training for Mental Health
    Support for Children of Incarcerated Parents
    NYC Commision on Human Rights: Youth for Equity and Solidarity Council
    Universal NYC Baby Bonds: Kids Rise Save for College Program
    DIIT Resources and Events
    Vaccine Fundraiser for PAs and PTAs
    GetFoodNYC: Free Food Locations

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  • COVID Vaccinations at ACLA this week!

    In partnership with the NYC Test & Trace Corps and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, ACLA is offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccinations for the ACLA community this Thursday and Friday, October 7 and 8th from 7am to 11am in Room 104. For all individuals under 18, a parent or legal guardian must provide consent. A consent form is available on our website or in the main office. Members of the ACLA community may receive their first or second vaccination at this clinic.


    Please see attachments for more information.

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  • FREE! After-school coding/STEM program (Starts in Oct)

    Want to learn to code in a fun after-school environment? Want to meet actual software engineers and make connections that could help you get a job one day?

    Sign up for Code Quickstart, a free virtual after-school program for anyone who wants to give coding a try! There, you can get to know new friends, or even join with your squad to build cool websites together. Sound like fun?

    Sign up here!

    Need to know more first? Watch this video! Or learn more below...

    • Code Quickstart is totally free and totally virtual

    • It's built for anyone who's brand new to code

    • It meets twice a week after school, from late October 2021 through May 2022 (We haven't decided which days yet, so if you're interested, sign up & tell us which days you're free!)

    • It’s not taught by a classroom teacher and it’s not for a class grade

    • Instead, it’s led by software engineers who work at companies like the NBA, Amazon, Etsy, Spotify, and more

    And it's run by Code Nation, an organization that's been teaching coding in NYC schools for almost 10 years!

    You’ll learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript so you can make your own... 

    • Buzzfeed quizzes

    • Websites to showcase your favorite sports players, artists, or Grey's Anatomy characters

    • Photo filter apps

    ...and more!

    So if you’ve got some time on your hands, and you want to have fun and try something new, join Code Quickstart today!

    P.S. Have questions? Double-check the information above to make sure you didn't miss something, then email, and they'll get you answers. Hope you're able to sign up!

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month - 9-15-2021 to 10-15-2021

    This is Hispanic Heritage Month, when we celebrate and recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.  We encourage you to visit to learn more. 

    Hispanic American Veterans

    Asked to serve their country in time of war, Hispanic Americans displayed courage and valor in the face of adversity. Familiar with discrimination back home, many saw their service as affirming the ideals of democracy. In this presentation, the Veterans History Project recounts their inspirational stories.

    Read More about Hispanic American Veterans » 

    Image credit: Jose Sol, USAAF, Library of Congress

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  • What's Happening in NYC Public Schools

    Please see NYCDOE Updates for Families or the attachment for updates from the NYCDOE on:

    Important Forms

    COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing

    COVID-19 Quarantine Protocols and Remote Instruction

    Get Help

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  • Back to School

    Dear ACLA Students and Families,
    Please see the attached documents for important information for the first day and first few weeks of school.  There is SO MUCH information here, so please read through it all carefully.
    An email sent directly to families on Saturday, 9/11/2021 also included an ACLA Bulletin and a google form sign-up for after school programs.  (I have NOT posted it here on our public facing website to avoid confusion.)  IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING MY EMAILS, PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL AT 718-246-6500 DURING SCHOOL HOURS TO UPDATE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

      1) Our ACLA Back to School Bulletin with important information including Afterschool program signups

    2)    A Family welcome letter from Chancellor Porter, which will also be available on the Messages for Families page on Monday (including translations),

    3)      Family Update on health & safety (also attached and available on the Messages for Families page) - as a reminder, the DoE will continue to update the 2021-22 School Year information on their family-facing website as well, and

    4)      The consent form for in-school testing. Families can also submit using NYC Schools Account (NYCSA) at  – we want to make it as easy as possible to complete this important step.


    We're so excited and ready to greet all students on Monday morning! 
    -Ms. Rivera
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  • NYCDOE Homecoming Health and Safety Guide for Families

    Good evening ACLA families,

    Earlier today, the DOE released its new Homecoming Health and Safety Guide for families, which includes the latest health and safety precautions that will be in place to provide a safe and healthy in-person learning experience for all students. I am sharing the document with you here as an attachment and it is also available here: Homecoming Guide; translations will also be available at in the coming days. 

    The DOE will continue to update this family-facing website throughout the school year with information about health and safety protocols in our schools, important changes to academic policy, supports and services for students and families, and more. 

    Be well!

    -Ms. Rivera

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  • ACLA and Math For America Master Teacher Benjamin Rivera inspires students to pursue higher education and careers in STEM

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NYU College & Career Lab for current 7th and 8th graders

APPLY NOW! Summer Opportunity for current 7th and 8th graders

Students are invited to apply to New York University’s College & Career Lab (CCL) this summer for an exciting, free, non-credit summer and yearlong Exploratory Program for rising 8th and 9th graders (current 7th and 8th graders) who attend school in NYC. More information about the program below.

Need additional support in completing the application? Join us for a virtual Application Walk-through as we walk through the program application process and answer any questions you may have about application requirements, essay topics, and next steps following admission. This session is open to all school leaders, teachers, students, and families - feel free to share this invite with anyone who may be interested.

Register Now

What is College & Career Lab?

Students will meet online to participate in classes, interactive activities and games, and skill-building exercises designed to discover their passions. Students are grouped with CCL advisors who facilitate college and career exploration, mentorship, and continued soft skill development throughout the summer and subsequent academic year.

  • Six year program beginning the summer before 8th grade through summer after high school graduation, with academic year workshops throughout the fall and spring semesters

  • College-level introductory courses led by faculty, administrators, and staff from NYU schools and departments

  • Experiential learning opportunities led by industry professionals and NYU alumni

  • Unique skill-based, grade level appropriate curriculum led by CCL staff and advisors

Who Should Apply?

  • Rising 8th and 9th graders (current 7th and 8th graders)

  • Students that attend NYC public, charter, or home school programs

  • CCL is designed to serve economically disadvantaged, first-generation college-going, and historically excluded students.

Apply Now

Program Dates

  • Weekdays beginning Monday, July 12 - Friday, July 30, 2021

    Times: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Application Dates: Remember to review FAQs and Application Tips on our website before applying!

  • Deadline to Apply: April 16, 2021, at 11:59 PM

  • Admission notifications will go out in mid-May 2021