Schomburg Satellite Academy has a proud tradition of engaging students in community issues, providing an experiential education that is more relevant and more rigorous than a traditional high school can provide. One example of this is science teacher Carol Kennedy's excellent Eco-Leaders curriculum, which helps students make connections between science, social justice, and their community.
Satellite Academy is currently facing the risk of losing one third of their classroom to a charter school. The New York City Department of Education has pushed plans for this school into Satellite Academy for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year without any input from school parents, students, or community members. According to documents posted on the DOE website, the new school will take possession of the school's existing science lab, and the loss of classroom space will greatly hinder our ability to offer cutting-edge programs such as the Eco-Leaders. The community of Schomburg Satellite Academy needs your support in the fight for the democratic governing of the public schools. Bookmark this blog to stay tuned for details on how to help!
Check out our awesome Eco-Leaders: