Welcome to UAMA!
Dear incoming 9th grade families,
We are honored that your student confirmed acceptance to UAMA and we look forward to having you join us as members of the UAMA community! Please make sure you read all the way through this email as there are important opportunities and links at the bottom.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 31st from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for the Class of 2022 Orientation and Welcome Event at UAMA, hosted by Founding Principal, Paul Thompson.
Students will have the opportunity to take part in a unique activity that will expose them to some of the core educational beliefs of the school, learn about the school’s advanced Early College programs, and meet some of the peer mentors who will support their transition into High School.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet faculty and staff, complete some required enrollment documentation:
Orientation Packet (Required NYC DOE Documents)
Emergency Home Contact Information (also known as the “blue card”)
Student Elective Preference Form
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU TO THIS EVENT (please bring orginials and copies of each document):
- Your student’s Birth Certificate
- Your student social security card
- Proof of address (utility bill or lease)
- Copy of your student’s CURRENT immunizations records
- Any relevant student IEP paperwork
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL TO LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING.
Urban Assembly School of Music & Art
49 Flatbush Extension
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 858 – 0249
Contact our Parent Coordinator, Cecily Zayas
UAMA LANGUAGE AND THINKING
This summer we are very excited to be offering a Summer Bridge Language & Thinking program at UAMA. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from Monday through Thursday from July 16 to August 15, 2017. Breakfast and lunch will be provided (Students are not allowed to leave school for lunch).
The Summer Program is designed to provide you with an opportunity to improve your academic skills in Literacy, Writing, Critical Thinking, and to earn high school credit before you begin in the fall of 2018. Research shows that surpassing 11 credits by the end of 9th grade is an important target to meet for high school success and on-time graduation, as well as to be better prepared for college. This program will also help you take advantage of our Early College model which you can start as early as 10th grade, allowing you to register for classes that confer both High School and College credit. The goal of this program is not only to develop your academic skills but also to have fun learning, build relationships, and help you successfully transition into high school.
Students will have the opportunity to earn Elective Credit over the summer as they sharpen their reading, writing, and argumentation skills in English and practice and prepare for the Algebra Regents and ELA Exams on August 16th. At UAMA all students are expected to take the ELA and Math Regents exams starting in the first year and to keep taking the exam until they reach New York State College Readiness Standards.
Space is limited and students who attend the May 31st Welcome and Orientation will be given seating priority.
All incoming 9th graders are eligible to take both the ELA & Algebra 1 August Regents on Thursday 8/16/18 @ 8:30 am.