• AUPE is a small high school community geared to building strong communities of learners.  
  • We expose our students to college readiness early in 9th grade with our annual 3-day SUNY College Tours.
  • All students received Extended Learning Time after school and on Saturdays.
  • All entering 9th graders must attend the Summer Bridge Program July 8, 2019 for five weeks to prepare for Algebra and Science.
  • We offer a regent’s exam track, an AP track and an engineering track in coding, building MICRO COMPUTERS for our hydroponics lab and designing online games.
  • Majority of our classrooms are co-taught and offer online classes and blended learning.
  • We provide students with courses in AP Language, AP Literature, AP US History, AP Biology, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature and AP Studio Art.
  • We provide students with Early Dual College credit in ENG 112 and SOC101 with our partnership with CUNY Medgar Evers College.
  • We believe all students with special needs can excel with co-planning and co-teaching.
  • All English Language Learners receive additional support in mastering the English language through ELT and Saturday programs.
  • We provide all students with mentoring programs.
  • We believe in social emotional learning and provide students with courses in Restorative Justice, Yoga and Mindfulness along with Mental Health Clinic Services.
  • We partner with various organizations that support our growing population and provide students with work-based learning internships and jobs during the year and summer.
  • Our Theatre Arts, African Drumming and Visual Arts program have produced Musicals, Musical Performances and Beautiful Murals at our school.
  • AUPE has an 88% graduation rate and an 91% attendance rate.

Bridge Program


School tours

Olympic Size Swimming Pool

Olympic Size Swimming Pool

AUPE invites all prospective students and their families to attend our open houses and informational sessions on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and during our Open School nights.  

Room 609 Hydroponic Lab

Room 609 Hydroponic Lab

History of Hydrponic Lab

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams unveiled “Growing Brooklyn’s Future,” an initiative with over $2 million in initial investment from his Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) to create hydroponic classrooms to a dozen schools across Brooklyn. He made this announcement inside a classroom at the Academy of Urban Planning, a high school located at the Bushwick Campus, which was transformed into a Green Learning Space through a partnership with New York Sun Works, a non-profit organization that builds innovative science labs in urban schools. 

Student Testimonials


"What I love most about AUPE is that we are like one big family.  We look out for each other.  AUPE staff ensures that kids receive support and succeed no matter the struggles he or she are facing.  Parents should send their children here because they would be welcomed with open arms and treated with the upmost respect." -Mylaysha C., Class of 2019

"Parents should send their children to AUPE because we are one big family. We build a strong relationship and trust with our teachers.  AUPE teachers push us to do better even when we are not."-Samairy P., Class of 2019

"The thing I love the most about AUPE is the teachers and the different opportunities I get while in school. Parents should send their child to this school because these teachers really care."- Rochellie Diaz, Class of 2020

"AUPE has some of the best staff members ever created. It has been called the best by others who don't even attend."-Tyvoinne Lee Class of 2017

"AUPE offered me the opportunities to explore beyond my usual high school curriculum. I was able to develop the necessary skills needed to help me transition to college and beyond. I could not have done this by myself; it truly took the hard work and dedication of my teachers and mentors to help me become the person I am today. My favorite part of my high school experience was going on neighborhood walks and trips to Newtown Creek for Urban Ecology."-Andrea Basilio City College of New York -2015