Alternate Learning Centers


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

Contact: Anila Mersini

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

Contact: Ron Brijal

Lafayette Academy
1201 Lafayette Ave,
Bronx, NY 10474

Contact: Vincent DiGaetano

Rose Hill Academy
2240 Walton Ave
Bronx, NY 10453

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

Contact: Victoria James

Brooklyn West Locations

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

Contact:Naria Massiah-Murphy

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

Contact: Nicole Sancho, IA

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

Contact: Corlace Campbell

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

Contact: Juan Santiago

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

718-636-3255 x1152
Contact: Angela Hunte

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

Contact: Ifeoluwa Clifford

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

Contact: Dawn Crowe

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

Contact: John Lucas

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

212-410-6189 x5045
Contact: Vanessa Mckinney

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

Contact: Sauda Coulter

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

Contact: Lesia Wills Johnston

Queens Locations

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

718-525-1801 x4760
Contact: Laura Marquez

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

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

718-526-0670 x312
Contact: Michael Turner

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

Contact: San Miah

Linden Academy High School
30-48 Linden Place, 1st Fl.
Queens, NY 1135

Contact: Jackie Morrison-Brailsford

Staten Island Locations

P.S. 37 Shafter (MS)
110 Shafter Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10308
Contact: Frank Kraljic
St. Marks Place
450 St. Mark’s Pl.
Staten Island, NY 10301 
718-273-3225 Ext #2
Contact: Peter Garcia

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