The biggest obstacle Achievement First faced in implementing the flipped-classroom model was finding a way for students to watch the videos outside of school. Initially, students watched the video lectures in independent study sessions that weren't technically a part of the school day, but it was quickly realized that students were running out of minutes in the day to be at school. Administrators decided to give every student in the program a Google Chromebook, but then faced the issue of ensuring that all the students had Internet access at home, an issue they are still working to solve. Another obstacle is the lack of quality online resources to keep students engaged while they are learning remotely.
Achievement First Brooklyn High School is a public charter high school in Brooklyn, NY, which shares best practices with Achievement First Amistad High School, the first high school in the Achievement First network of high-performing public charter schools located in New Haven, CT. One of the best lessons learned from Achievement First Amistad High School, which opened in 2006, is the need for urban high schools explicitly committed to closing the achievement gap. Achievement First Brooklyn High School will ensure that students receive the consistent academic rigor and character development they need to complete the path to college.
Achievement First Brooklyn High School
1485 Pacific St
Brooklyn, New York
Telephone: (718) 363-2260
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