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1 The Secondary School For Journalism

2 “I can't say enough about this school. The principal runs a tight ship and holds her staff and students accountable - something we don't see every day in the NYC Education system. Ms. Reif knows her students, her door is always open.” -an SSJ parent

3 Benefits of Our Small School Tight Knit CommunityTight Knit Community Teachers & Administrators Know Every Student’s NameTeachers & Administrators Know Every Student’s Name 16:1 Student to Teacher Ratio16:1 Student to Teacher Ratio

4 - Janaye S. SSJ, Class of 2009 SSJ, Class of 2009 University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2013 University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2013 “I miss the sense of community at SSJ because it's such a tiny school. The great advantage of such a small school is that you get a chance to get close with everyone, students and teachers alike.”

5 AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination): college preparatory program YMCA After School Program: leadership skills, internship and volunteer opportunities PRY (Project Reach Youth): after school counseling and SAT prep College Now!: high school students take free college classes at NYC College of Technology National Honor Society Full Time College and Career Counselor Advanced Placement Classes

6 - Alichea P. SSJ, Class of 2009 SSJ, Class of 2009 University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2013 University of Texas at Austin, Class of 2013 “At the Secondary School for Journalism you realize that the heart of the school is what really matters. The teachers and staff care about who you are and who you will become. SSJ will not only be your school, but your home away from home.”

7 Model United Nations

8 Secondary School for Journalism “This small school has developed over recent years into a cohesive, collaborative community, characterized by positive relationships, which has already demonstrated its capacity to improve under the strong leadership of the principal.” -NYC Quality Review Report

9 - Carolyn M. SSJ, Class of 2009 SSJ, Class of 2009 Swarthmore College, Class of 2013 Swarthmore College, Class of 2013 “The size, staff, and students are what make SSJ amazing. I met genuine and caring people (teachers and students) that I'm still in touch with today. It's a gem in the middle of Park Slope, and I am thankful every day that I had the opportunity to spend four years in a truly wonderful community.”

10 Theater ElectiveTheater Elective Studio Art ElectiveStudio Art Elective ESPN Sponsored Writing ProjectESPN Sponsored Writing Project Yearbook CommitteeYearbook Committee Stew MagazineStew Magazine HBO Sponsored Video Documentary ClassHBO Sponsored Video Documentary Class School NewspaperSchool Newspaper Champion SSLJR Boys & Girls Basketball TeamsChampion SSLJR Boys & Girls Basketball Teams

11 - Charnise W. SSJ, Class of 2009 SSJ, Class of 2009 Morgan State University, Class of 2013 Morgan State University, Class of 2013 “Not only did I meet friends I’ll have for a lifetime, I also came across some of the best instructors any student could ask for, including the best college advisor a school can have. They care a lot about your success and well- being and will devote a lot of time and energy to making sure you succeed.”

12 88% Pass Rate on the ELA Regents Exam for First Time Test Takers

13 77% Pass Rate on the Algebra Regents Exam for First Time Test Takers

14 Located in the Heart of Park Slope Two Blocks From Prospect ParkTwo Blocks From Prospect Park Close to the 2 3 B Q G F TrainsClose to the 2 3 B Q G F Trains Close to the B71, B75, B63, B67, B69Close to the B71, B75, B63, B67, B69 Safe, Family Oriented NeighborhoodSafe, Family Oriented Neighborhood

15 “SSJ was the right environment to help me realize how bright I can shine.” - Judith P. SSJ, Class of 2009 SSJ, Class of 2009 Pace University, Class of 2013 Pace University, Class of 2013

16 College Advisor Helped SSJ seniors earn over $750,000 in scholarships over the last two years 97% college placement rate for graduates

17 Preparing for College 97.3% graduation rate in % graduation rate in % of graduates go to college97% of graduates go to college 100% received federal aid100% received federal aid 75% received scholarships75% received scholarships

18 BARUCH COLLEGE BROOKLYN COLLEGE CLARKSON UNIVERSITY DAEMEN COLLEGE DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY HUNTER COLLEGE ITHACA COLLEGE JOHNSON & WALES MARIST COLLEGE MERCY COLLEGE MOREHOUSE COLLEGE MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY NYU PENN STATE UNIVERSITY POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY PRATT SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN SETON HALL SIENA COLLEGE SKIDMORE COLLEGE SUNY ALBANY SUNY BINGHAMPTON SUNY BUFFALO STATE SUNY MORRISVILLE SUNY NEW PALTZ SUNY ONEONTA SUNY OSWEGO SUNY PURCHASE SUNY STONYBROOK SWARTHMORE COLLEGE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY TRINITY COLLEGE TUFTS UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTES UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA URSINUS COLLEGE VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY WESLYAN WHEATON COLLEGE WILLIAMS COLLEGE AND… SSJ Graduates Have Been Accepted To…


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