Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment

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Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (BASE)
Prospect Heights Campus on a Fall Day.jpg
Address
883 Classon Ave, 5th Fl
Brooklyn, New York 11225
United States
Information
School type Public secondary
Established 2003
Founder Ibrahim Abdul-Matin
School district New York City Department of Education
School number K547
Principal Gail Lambert
Faculty 29
Grades 9-12
Number of students 394
Student to teacher ratio 16:1
Athletics conference PSAL
Website

Coordinates: 40°40′12″N 73°57′41″W / 40.67000°N 73.96139°W / 40.67000; -73.96139

Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment, or BASE, is one of four public high schools in the Prospect Heights Educational Campus (formerly Prospect Heights High School). BASE was established in 2003: a partnership among the Prospect Park Alliance, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and environmentalist and journalist Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. Students participate in "field studies" at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, complementing classroom education about science, nature, and the environment.[1][2]

Education[edit]

The school offers a variety of advanced placement courses, electives, enrichment and internship opportunities, as well as enrollment in college courses at Medgar Evers College through CUNY College Now. It shares resources, including a swimming pool, library, athletic teams, and school-based service providers, with the larger Prospect Heights Educational Campus. The typical schedule for a 9th grader is 8:35am – 3:22pm.[3]

Admissions[edit]

BASE is a limited unscreened school with priority given to Brooklyn students or residents who attend an information session. In 2016 it had approximately four applicants per seat.[4]

Mentions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment High School (BASE) - Brooklyn Botanic Garden". www.bbg.org. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  2. ^ "5 Black Environmentalists Making History in Energy and Sustainability". Ecotech Institute. February 9, 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "BASE High School". www.basehighschool.org. Retrieved 2016-09-23. 
  4. ^ "2017 New York City High School Directory" (PDF). New York City Department of Education. p. 183. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "100 Schools Project Targets Early Detection of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues Among Teens". The Jewish Board. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "5 Black Environmentalists Making History in Energy and Sustainability". Ecotech Institute. February 9, 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Alumni Dissertations". CUNY Graduate Center. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  8. ^ Albrecht, Leslie (December 18, 2013). "$74M Lakeside Complex Brings Year-Round Skating to Prospect Park". DNAinfo. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  9. ^ Associated Press. "New York City students spend summer in suburban Connecticut". Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  10. ^ DelBuono, Joanna (July 5, 2012). "Standing O is back with another round of 'atta boys!". Brooklyn Daily. Courier Life. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Environmental Partnership". Groundswell. Retrieved 24 September 2016.