Over 20 Brooklyn high schools to see new AP programs under citywide expansion

The city announced on Monday, June 13 that, starting this fall, 63 high schools across the five boroughs will offer new Advanced Placement – or AP – courses, including 35 that did not offer them this current school year.

The expansion comes in the first full year of the AP for All Initiative – one of eight in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Equity and Excellence Agenda – the goal of which is to increase college readiness among high school students.

“AP for All is a critical part of bringing equity and excellence to all our high schools, and this expansion will make a real difference for students at 63 schools next year,” said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. “Through our Equity and Excellence agenda, we are laser-focused on putting all our students on the path to college and careers, and I look forward to the work ahead of us.”

“AP for All is going to expand rigorous, challenging coursework at all of our high schools, and the first expansion to 63 high schools represents exciting progress,” added de Blasio. “This is a critical part of our work towards equity and excellence for all New York City public school students, across all our neighborhoods and boroughs.”

Sunset Park High School, Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence and the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice are just three of 22 Brooklyn-based high schools to see new AP programs under the expansion.

The 63 selected schools currently offer few or no AP courses.

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