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27Q323 is an Accelerated College Preparatory School for Grades 6 to 12 320 Beach 104th Street, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 | Tel: (718) 474-6918 | Fax: (718) 945-8958 | DOE PortalPrincipal: Michele Smyth | Assistant Principals: Toni Marie Viera, Dannielle Colleran, Sean Brandeis

CONGRATULATIONS TO CLASS OF 2021!

Grade 12 Graduation Live Stream


Grade 8 Graduation Live Stream Morning | Afternoon

Photo Album

Congratulations to Coach Ragoobeer and the Scholars' Academy Track and Field team.

What an amazing "run" for a first year program!!! A special shout out to all of our Seniors (Ryann, Sofia, Isabella, Brianna, Kaylyn, Olivia and McGuire)

Congratulations to 10th Grader Kirsten Oudkerk who was featured in the 2021 Queens Borough Arts Festival, who performed an outstanding rendition of

"LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING"

Scholars' Academy

Performing Arts Teacher: Alexander Leicht

Principal: Michele Smyth

The Scholars' Academy is a diverse school for students in Grades 6-12. Kirsten is a 10th Grade Music and Theatre student. She selected "Lift Every Voice and Sing" in order to perform it at our Black History Month celebration and therefore achieve our equity goals. As part of these goals, we developed, in earnest, a strategic plan tailored to elevate student voice around equity and access, regardless of family income, race, nationality, disability, language spoken at home, sexual orientation, or gender identification. Therefore, this piece was used to celebrate black culture. Students learned that it was written on the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday and became aware of its significance as the Black National Anthem, especially for our White and Asian students who may not be aware of its existence. Kirsten also received the 9th Grade Drama award last year.

She was able to share her culture with the school and address our equity goals. This year, The Scholars’ Academy formed an Equity Team, with support from the Office of Equity & Access (OEA). We immediately began developing, in earnest, a strategic plan tailored to elevate student voice around equity and access. This year, in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, we have continued building and expanding a structured and active equity team consisting of a diverse cross section of our staff that mirrors the diversity of our school community. It has been our goal to use music as a way to unite our school cultures and end the deep divisions that have plagued communities across the nation.

Performer: Kirsten Oudkerk

Additional Contributors: Leslie Kohn and Michele Smyth


A partial eclipse of the Sun

Pictures by Lauren Foschino Chenault, our Chemistry Teacher's (Mrs. Foschino) daughter. A partial eclipse of the Sun that occurred in the morning of June 10th with a clear view of the horizon, taken from Fire Island. Her use of a Nikon d610 took these amazing pictures of what is known as the Ring of Fire. During an annular eclipse, the Moon is far enough away from Earth that the Moon appears smaller than the Sun in the sky. Since the Moon does not block the entire view of the Sun, it will look like a dark disk on top of a larger, bright disk. This creates what looks like a ring of fire around the Moon.

What to do Before School Open in September

The online Family Income Inquiry form for the 2021–22 school year will open on July 2. By completing the form online over the summer, you will not need to submit a paper form in September. In addition to reducing the number of paper forms that your school will need to collect for the 2021–22 school year, this will also allow the DOE to process forms earlier.
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Scholars' Collects Box Top$ for Education

BoxTop$ can also be collected electronically, the new way (learn more). If you can help in this way, download the BoxTop App in the Apple Store or on Google Play store, and create an account. Make sure to add Scholars’ Academy as your supporting School. The School ID is 961953. If you buy products with the “Scan” label, you can scan your receipts within 14 days of purchase. Each BoxTop collected supports our school, especifically our STEAM, CS, and Media classes.