"Building Communities of Learners"
Through our partnership with the CUNY Medgar Evers College Pipeline, our students can earn up to 9 CUNY credits during the completion of their high school education. Our teachers also serve as instructors for courses.
AUPE’s mission is to empower a community of diverse advocates. Our students will have the skills and supports necessary not only to understand the world as it is, but to advocate for the world as it can be.
At AUPE, educators collaborate to center academic and socio-emotional instruction directly around students. Our faculty is committed to rigorous and relevant curriculum and pedagogy that orients critical conversations towards building inquisitive and responsive learners.
AUPE students are offered classes in AP US History, AP Studio Art, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Spanish Literature and AP Spanish Language.
Our scholars enroll in electives around urban planning, social justice, restorative justice, housing rights, community policy, robotics, architecture, hydroponics studies, urban ecology and branding.
Learn about the additional programs AUPE provides for our students.
AUPE students are enrolled in the Principles of Engineering during their first year and are exposed to building micro-computers (Arduinos) to operate our school’s Hydroponic Lab.
AUPE students engage in learning how to sustain and operate a plant to plate program. Construct and operate solar panels using coding and Principles of Engineering.
Incoming freshmen also enroll in our Coding Program to design APPs and build Algebra skills.
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extracurricular activity in which students typically role play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. This activity takes place at MUN conferences, which is usually organized by a high school or college MUN club. At the end of most conferences, outstanding delegates in each committee are recognized and given an award certificate; the Best Delegate in each committee, however, receives a gavel. Thousands of middle school, high school, and college students across the country and around the world participate in Model United Nations, which involves substantial researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities. AUPE students have sent their delegation to compete at the MODEL UN conferences for the past four years.
AUPE students are programmed with additional courses for regents preparation in order to achieve higher exam grades and improve on AP exam results. ELT runs daily from 2:45 pm to 4:35 pm except Tuesdays.
Gaining Responsibility through Ownership and Willingness (GROW) is CUFFH’s youth organizing program. GROW meets weekly to offer professional development, community organizing training, facilitation skills, and recreational activities for AUPE students offering social justice themed arts programming. CUFFH youth gain leadership and organizing skills to tackle the housing issues that directly impact their lives, and to build the community power to confront those issues by leading and participating in trainings with their peers on pressing community and social justice issues.
Led by Mr. Darrian, PT Restorative Justice Coordinator, our RJ club meets once a week and develop skills in RJ practices. The practices focuses on conflict resolution, understanding and sharing individual struggles in order to improve our socio-emotional learning.
(Youth – Plan, Learn, Act, Now) is an award-winning educational strategy that empowers young people to tackle real-world problems in their communities through project-based civic learning experiences.Y-PLAN has engaged thousands of young people and dozens of schools, teachers, and civic partners across the United States and around the world. AUP Seniors will partner with a civic organization or office in NYC to devise a solution to an urban issue. Y-Plan is a NYC DOE and University of Berkeley partnership.
OneGoal supports students who are underserved by existing school programs and whose college prospects are extremely limited by providing them with the daily support of an excellent teacher who is committed to ensuring that they make it to and through college. In doing so, we offer our OneGoal partners a unique complement to the work already being done by school college offices and guidance counselors.
In addition to College NOW courses, AUPE partners with Medgar Evers College and offers our students the opportunity to register for college courses at AUPE. We offer CUNY ELA 112 and SOC 101.
Recruits our 10th grade students to participate in community impact projects throughout the Tri-State and prepare selected students for college and career readiness with partial financial support.
New York City teens over the age of 14 are eligible to apply for paid tutoring jobs. Selected teens attend a 2.5 hour after-school training to learn our curriculum, how to work with young children, and the expectations of a paid job. Trained teens volunteer for three afternoons and then become paid tutors, working 1.5 hours after-school, three or four days each week, for five to six months.
Teaching Artists work with our students for social emotional support through self-esteem and team building exercises.
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.Today, it is estimated that more than one million students participate in NHS activities. NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, many U.S. territories, and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.