Sunday, September 23, 2012

Satellite Student Highlighted on National Television

Schomburg Satellite student, Morgan Asencio, was highlighted in the ReelWorks film, American Dropout, on PBS this Saturday, September 22.

The show aired nationally as a part of the PBS program American Graduate.

The program promoted organizations that are working to increase awareness about and address our nation's high school graduation rates.

In the ReelWorks film, Morgan, along with high school students from around the city, discusses her struggles with completing high school in the traditional 4 year path. She then shares her goals at Satellite and beyond.

Our principal, Marsha, also gets to share her expertise in working at a transfer school. She explains that schools must recognize that students are coming from a wide range of challenges, and that despite their struggles, students should always be seen as successes.

Stay tuned for a showing at Schomburg Satellite coming soon!

Thanks to ReelWorks for working with us and sharing stories from our community.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx

After co-location of a fourth school in the Bronx Regional Campus, Schomburg Satellite Academy opens on a new floor.

The co-location and move was driven by a top down and undemocratic process that took approximately 50% of the classroom space from a transfer school (more to come) and yet we managed to maintain the entirety of the administrative, teaching and office staff minus one and plus one.

We are honored to open the new school year with dignity, invigorated by the determination of our namesake Arturo A. Schomburg to "...research diligently the annals of our time and bring back from obscurity the truth of our heritage, of our power."