Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn have announced the 20 middle schools whose sixth-graders will get extra instruction time starting this fall.
These middle schools are part of a 40-school expansion of the Middle School Quality Initiative, which was started by the chancellor two years ago to provide more support for middle schools.
The 20 schools with longer days were chosen randomly from 130 schools that requested to be part of the pilot program. With the two and a half hours of extra time, students will have intensive literacy tutoring and other extracurricular activities. The principals from the schools are meeting with department officials today to learn more about the MSQI and the extended learning day program.
Walcott, who first announced this initiative in April, has made middle schools his priority through the MSQI program, which will now include a total of 89 schools. The expansion is costing $6.2 million with most of the funds coming from Robin Hood and the New York City Council and about $1.55 million from the DOE.
Harvard University’s EdLabs will be creating the curriculum for the extended day program and also train literacy tutors to send into schools for at least hour-long sessions with students. Also, the After-School Corporation will help pair schools with community-based organizations who will lead activities such as chess or yoga for students.
Below are the schools who will be included in MSQI and the extended learning day program. Schools labeled “MSQI 3″ have only been added to the MSQI and will not have an extended day.
|Juan Morel Campos Secondary School||MSQI + Pilot||Brooklyn|
|M.S. 223 The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology||MSQI + Pilot||Bronx|
|Waterside School for Leadership||MSQI + Pilot||Queens|
|PS/IS 116 William C. Hughley||MSQI + Pilot||Queens|
|Queens United Middle School||MSQI + Pilot||Queens|
|Eagle Academy for Young Men||MSQI + Pilot||Bronx|
|The Highbridge Green School||MSQI + Pilot||Bronx|
|East Flatbush Community Research School||MSQI + Pilot||Brooklyn|
|P.S. 043||MSQI + Pilot||Queens|
|J.H.S. 143 Eleanor Roosevelt||MSQI + Pilot||Manhattan|
|South Bronx Academy for Applied Media||MSQI + Pilot||Bronx|
|I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington||MSQI + Pilot||Brooklyn|
|Renaissance School of the Arts||MSQI + Pilot||Manhattan|
|Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change||MSQI + Pilot||Manhattan|
|I.S. 340||MSQI + Pilot||Brooklyn|
|Andries Hudde||MSQI + Pilot||Brooklyn|
|Frederick Douglass Academy V. Middle School||MSQI + Pilot||Bronx|
|P.S. 109||MSQI + Pilot||Brooklyn|
|J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran||MSQI + Pilot||Bronx|
|Village Academy||MSQI + Pilot||Queens|
|Academy of Public Relations||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|Hunter’s Point Community Middle School||MSQI 3||Queens|
|Urban Science Academy||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|Brownsville Collaborative Middle School||MSQI 3||Brooklyn|
|Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, The||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|J.H.S. 050 John D. Wells||MSQI 3||Brooklyn|
|Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts||MSQI 3||Brooklyn|
|P.S. 007 Samuel Stern||MSQI 3||Manhattan|
|Kappa V||MSQI 3||Brooklyn|
|Accion Academy||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|P.S. 157 Benjamin Franklin||MSQI 3||Brooklyn|
|Middle School 322||MSQI 3||Manhattan|
|P.S. 089 Bronx||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|Staten Island School of Civic Leadership||MSQI 3||Staten Island|
|I.S. 232||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|East Fordham Academy for the Arts||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|I.S. 238 Susan B Anthony||MSQI 3||Queens|
|P.S. 20 P.O. George J. Werdan III||MSQI 3||Bronx|
|M.S. 246 Walt Whitman||MSQI 3||Brooklyn|
|J.H.S. 014 Shell Bank||MSQI 3||Brooklyn|