Monday, September 28, 2009

The News From Olympus

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Olympus Academy is off to a great start to our second year.

We’re nearly at our enrollment goal of 200 students and will have a full roster of Advocate Counselors by the end of the month.

There is a palpable change in the school culture. Advisory classes have been phenomenal, with record attendance and tremendous excitement about the curriculum.

The Learning to Work program received rave reviews from the businesses we worked with this summer and all of them are signed on for this year. In addition the Brooklyn Public Library has given us access to new job opportunities ranging from tech support to helping younger children with homework.

The NY Center and the NYC Department of Education operate Olympus Academy, a transfer school in Carnarsie, as partners, each bringing their expertise to support young people who can benefit from an alternative to the traditional school structure.

Our "official" school website is still pretty bare, but you can find it here.

The students and staff are enthusiastic about the new year and all the possibilities it holds.
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