• 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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  • September 11th

    The entire ACLA community stands in solidarity with New York City, the United States and the world as we commemorate the solemn 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

    Although no member of our current student body had yet been born on that day, the impact of that day continues to be felt by us all.  Today and everyday, we remember those lost on September 11 and honor  the selfless leadership of first responders who sacrificed their lives and future health in the service of others. 

    We remember, too, the strong sense of community and service that has come to define this day in more recent years, and we vow to #NeverForget.

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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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  • Today's Announcements

    Please see attached for today's announcements.

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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