Alternate Learning Centers

Overview

District 79 manages the Alternate Learning Center's (ALCs) instructional, social and emotional program for middle school and high school students on Superintendent's Suspension.

  • Promote pro-social beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in students
  • Offer a core academic program
  • Provide intervention measures that build students’ capacity to return to school
  • Help students to be more productive and engaged members of their school communities.
  • Support students and families with the transition back to regular middle and high schools.

Organizational Structure and Locations

The ALCs are organized by borough, each borough has six to eight ALCs, and each generally serving a maximum of 80 students with nine core staff members:

  • An assistant principal
  • Core-subject area teachers in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science
  • A Special Education teacher
  • An educational paraprofessional
  • A guidance counselor/social worker
  • A school aide

Each borough ALC is supervised by a principal. Each borough also has a school secretary and there is one citywide parent coordinator. Currently, there are a total of 34 sites citywide which includes programs for our middle and high school students on superintendent’s suspension.

Bronx Locations

Bronx Educational Center [Long Term] (HS)
1201 Lafayette Ave.
Bronx, NY 10474

718-617-8830
Contact: Rajendra Dyal

Crotona Academy (MS)
1211 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, NY 10459

718-860-5370
Contact: Robert Santiago

Jane Addams HS (HS)
900 Tinton Ave.
Bronx, NY 10456

718-585-2601
Contact: Anila Mersini

Lafayette Academy [Long Term] (MS)
1201 Lafayette Ave.
Bronx, NY 10474

718-991-1072
Contact: Erik Timmons

Monroe Campus (HS)
1300 Boynton Ave.
Bronx, NY 10472

718-860-8138
Contact: David Villalobos

MS 145 (MS)
1000 Teller Ave.
Bronx, NY 10456

718-992-9519
Contact: Victoria James

PAL Longwood (MS)
991 Longwood Ave.
Bronx, NY 10459

718-860-2196
Contact: Ron Brijlall

Stevenson Campus (HS)
1980 Lafayette Ave.
Bronx, NY 10473

718-239-7510
Contact: Marla Aviles-Lopez 

Brooklyn West Locations

Albany Avenue (MS)
281 Albany Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11213

718-778-6904/6909
Contact: Gregory Faustin

Brighton Beach Academy (HS)
25 Brighton Fourth Rd.
Brooklyn, NY 11235

718-648-2014/2127
Contact: Clark Thomas

Prospect Place (MS)
960 Prospect Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11213

718-778-5891
Contact: Naria Massiah Murphy

W.E.B. Dubois HS (HS)
402 Eastern Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11225

718-774-9640
Contact: Shawn Mack

Brooklyn East Locations
Brooklyn Choices (MS)
271 Melrose St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

718-821-5484
Contact: Juan Santiago

Fundamentals Academy (HS)
355 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

718-636-3255 x1152
Contact: Franky Simmons

John Jay HS (HS)
237 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

718-832-4283
Contact: Corlace Campbell

Melrose Academy [Long Term] (MS)
271 Melrose St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

718-821-5484
Contact: Dawn Crowe

MS 258 (MS)
141 Macon St.
Brooklyn, NY 11216

718-398-3107
Contact: Wells Huang

Park Place Academy [Long Term] (HS)
355 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238

718-636-3255 x2141
Contact: Mitchell Greggs-Sarrazin 

Manhattan Locations

Battery Park (HS)
50 Broadway
Manhattan, NY 10004

212-701-9495
Contact: John Lucas

Choir Academy (HS)
2005 Madison Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10035

212-410-6189 x5045
Contact: Vanessa Mckinney

East Harlem [Long Term] (MS)
321 E. 111 St.
Manhattan, NY 10029

347-505-4538
Contact: Yvonne El Amin

Thompkins Park (MS)
287 E. Tenth St.
Manhattan, NY 10009

347-505-5377
Contact: Rosalyn Childs

Washington Heights (MS)
601 West 183 St.
Manhattan, NY 10033

212-923-0970
Contact: Sauda Coulter

Cloisters (HS)
601 West 183 St.
Manhattan, NY 10004

212-568-3748
Contact: Lesia Wills Johnston

Queens Locations

August Martin HS (HS)
156-10 Baisley Blvd.
Queens, NY 11434

718-525-1801 x4760
Contact: Laura Marquez

IS 126 (MS)
31-51 21 St.
Queens, NY 11106

718-728-3753
Contact: Ines Loveras

Jamaica Academy (MS)
90-40 150 St.
Queens, NY 11435

718-526-0670 x279
Contact: Lakiba Richmond

Linden Academy [Long Term] (HS)
30-48 Linden Pl.
Queens, NY 11354

Contact: Jackie Morrison-Brailsford

RF Wagner HS (HS)
47-07 Thirtieth Pl.
Queens, NY 11101

718-706-6205
Contact: Trevor Mallay

Royal 180 Academy [Long Term]
90-40 150 St.
Queens, NY 11435

718-526-0670 x312
Contact: Michael Turner

Sutphin HS (HS)
90-01 Sutphin Blvd.
Queens, NY 11435

718-557-2571
Contact: Joanne Belinsky

Beach Channel Educational Campus
100-00 Beach Channel Dr.
Queens, NY 11694

718-734-3215
Contact: San Miah

Staten Island Locations

Mount Loretto
6581 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, NY 10309

718-966-4890
Contact: Frank Kraljic

St. Marks Place
450 St. Mark’s Pl.
Staten Island, NY 10301

718-273-3225
Contact: Peter Garcia

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