The Bard Early College Academy @ UAMA is seeking educators passionate about their fields of study and committed to advancing equity through rigorous curricula made accessible to high school students with varied levels of academic preparation. Successful applicants must be committed to teaching classes through a competency-based interdisciplinary model that prepares students for our early college program in 11th and 12th grade.
In addition, candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the school, including professional development rooted in exploring historic/systemic inequalities in our society, especially as they are related to K-12 education; interdisciplinary curriculum planning; student advising; club and extracurricular involvement, and committee service. All candidates must have or be enrolled in a program working towards a New York State Teaching License; high school teaching experience, and/or experience working with high school-age students is desirable.
We are seeking teachers in the following subjects:
The Bard Early College Academy @ UAMA is an early college partnership that establishes a satellite campus of the Bard Early College at the Urban Assembly School of Music and Art. The early college partnership enables students in 11th and 12th grade to enroll as part-time undergraduate students at Bard College, where they can earn up to sixteen tuition-free college credits concurrently with their high school studies. All classes take place at UAMA.
The Bard Early College Academy @ UAMA is committed to equity and inclusion and is an unscreened NYCDOE school with no entrance exam or audition process, open to all New York City students who apply.
UAMA will be having a Virtual College Fair this month! Check out the details below:
WHEN: September 28th, 4-8PM EST WHAT: Hosted by National Association for College Admission Counseling WHO: UAMA Juniors and Seniors (11th and 12th Graders) HOW: Free registration thru the Virtual College Fairs site!
Please join us to celebrate the Graduating Class of 2021. Below you will find two links: one to a watch party, and another to a public YouTube stream.
Zoom Watch Party Link – Please note that you will need to log into Zoom to use this link. Join here if you are a student of the school or a parent, and want to participate in chat with your fellow peers!
YouTube Link – Use this link if you wish to view the stream via YouTube. This is also the link you should share with friends and guests of the school.
We will be going live about 10-15 minutes before 11:00AM. Graduation will officially start at 11:00AM.
For the next 3 weeks we will be hosting office hours for students that will serve to help them complete their Final Deliverables. Below is a poster show casing what times and which teachers will be available during office hours.
During our last PTA meeting, we hosted a paint night for parents. Some of our paintings are below. We are hosting another paint night on May 27, 2021. If you are interested in attending, please reach out to Ms.Copeland at email@example.com.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be taking place in the today in the evening from 5:00PM – 8:00PM and tomorrow in the afternoon from 1:00PM – 3:00PM. Please click the links below to register for the day you can attend. After registering, you should be sent an email with the link to join the room.
There will also be a NYCSA Registration event taking place prior to Parent Teacher Conferences. With a NYCSA Account, you will be able to keep tabs on your students grades, attendance, and sign the COVID consent form. We will be helping parents create these account at these registrations events. Please register for these events from the links below.
Before UAMA ever opened its doors to students, the school’s planning team identified James Baldwin’s, “The Fire Next Time,” as a grounding text that exemplified our school’s missions and would serve as a touchstone for all of our students over their course of study at UAMA. Excerpts of Baldwin’s novels, plays, and essays are literally printed on the walls at UAMA and reverberate through all aspects of our curriculum.
In the tradition of artistic collaboration that UAMA works to foster with our students, in the Fall of 2016, Principal Paul Thompson was invited to join a collective of artists, poets, writes and musicians in a musical theatrical tribute to James Baldwin. “Can I Get a Witness? The Gospel of James Baldwin,” created by 11-time Grammy nominated musician Meshell Ndegeocello, debuted in December 2016 at the Harlem Stage in Harlem, New York and was subsequently adapted in 2018 as, “No More Water | The Fire Next Time”, for the Park Avenue Armory and in 2019 as part of a group exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in New York, entitled, “God Made My Face: A Collective Portrait of James Baldwin,” by writer Hilton Als.
In the Fall of 2020 the Fisher Center at Bard along with UCLA’s Center For The Art of Performance, The Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, and Festival De Marseille, commissioned a multi- media interpretation of the piece, “Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin”, as a 21st century ritual tool kit for justice. A call for revolution. A gift during turbulent times caused by political unrest and the world-wide pandemic. Chapter & Verse includes audio, video, and print components which have engaged audiences around the world and provide a lens for confronting the painful, complex societal challenges we face today.
As we have worked to meet the challenges of supporting our students through remote instruction, our staff have used these works as direct inspiration to drive instruction and as a vehicle to what is possible as we design student deliverables. We encourage you to explore, “Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin”.
Thank you for being patient as we navigate the enrollment process during the pandemic. Dates for upcoming open houses will be available soon. Please see our recruitment page for an overview of our program. Please feel free to reach out to our parent coordinator, Cierra Copeland, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.