October 4, 2012

Brooklyn Ascend Charter School, a SABIS licensee in New York, earns an "A"

1 October 2012
Brooklyn Ascend Charter School earned an "A" on its annual progress report from the New York City Department of Education.  The school is managed and operated by New York-based Ascend Learning, which uses the proprietary SABIS educational program under a license.

The city annually compiles progress reports to help parents, teachers, principals, and school communities understand schools' strengths and weaknesses. The reports grade each school with an A, B, C, D, or F, based on student progress (60 percent), student performance (25 percent), and school environment (15 percent). Scores are determined by comparing results from each school to a peer group of up to 40 schools with the most similar student populations and to all schools citywide. Brooklyn Ascend earned an "A" for both student progress and student performance.

"I am thrilled that the school has received this distinction," said Brandon Sorlie, lower school director of Brooklyn Ascend. "I congratulate our scholars, their families, and our teachers on their success. Their hard work is steadily clearing the path to college."

Having opened in 2008, Brooklyn Ascend is the first school in the Ascend network to receive a letter grade from the city. It currently enrolls 710 students in kindergarten through grade 6, 82% of whom are from low-income families.

The full report is available at http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2011-12/Progress_Report_2012_EMS_K652.pdf.


Post a Comment