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.


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 Counselors/Social Workers
  • 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: Rajendra Dyal

Crotona Academy (MS)
1211 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10459
Contact: Robert Santiago

Jane Addams HS (HS)
900 Tinton Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Contact: Anila Mersini

Lafayette Academy [Long Term] (MS)
1201 Lafayette Ave
Bronx, NY 10474
Contact: Erik Timmons

Monroe Campus (HS)
1300 Boynton Ave
Bronx, NY 10472
Contact: David Villalobos

MS 145 (MS)
1000 Teller Ave
Bronx, NY 10456
Contact: Victoria James

PAL Longwood (MS)
991 Longwood Ave
Bronx, NY 10459
Contact: Ron Brijlall

Stevenson Campus (HS)
1980 Lafayette Ave
Bronx, NY 10473
Contact: Marla Aviles-Lopez 

Brooklyn West Locations

Albany Avenue (MS)
281 Albany Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Contact: Gregory Faustin

Brighton Beach Academy (HS)
25 Brighton 4th Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Contact: Clark Thomas

Prospect Place (MS)
960 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Contact: Naria Massiah Murphy

W.E.B. Dubois HS (HS)
402 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Contact: Shawn Mack

Brooklyn East Locations
Brooklyn Choices (MS)
271 Melrose Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Contact: Juan Santiago

Fundamentals Academy (HS)
355 Park Place
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718-636-3255 x1152
Contact: Franky Simmons

John Jay HS (HS)
237 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Contact: Corlace Campbell

Melrose Academy [Long Term] (MS)
271 Melrose Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Contact: Dawn Crowe

MS 258 (MS)
141 Macon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216
Contact: Huang Wells

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

East Harlem [Long Term] (MS)
321 East 111th Street
Manhattan, NY 10029
Contact: Yvonne El Amin

Thompkins Park (MS)
287 East 10th Street
Manhattan, NY 10009
Contact: Rosalyn Childs

Washington Heights (MS)
601 West 183rd Street
Manhattan, NY 10033
Contact: Sauda Coulter

Cloisters (HS)
601 West 183rd Street
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

IS 126 (MS)
31-51 21 Street
Queens, NY 11106
Contact: Ines Loveras

Jamaica Academy (MS)
90-40 150th Street
Queens, NY 11435
718-526-0670 x279
Contact: Lakiba Richmond

Linden Academy [Long Term] (HS)
30-48 Linden Place
Queens, NY 11354
Contact: Jackie Morrison-Brailsford

RF Wagner HS (HS)
47-07 30th  Place
Queens, NY 11101
Contact: Trevor Mallay

Royal 180 Academy [Long Term]
90-40 150th Street
Queens, NY 11435
718-526-0670 x312
Contact: Michael Turner

Sutphin HS (HS)
90-01 Sutphin  Blvd
Queens, NY 11435
Contact: Joanne Belinsky

Beach Channel Educational Campus
100-00 Beach Channel Drive
Queens, NY 11694
Contact: San Miah

Staten Island Locations

Mount Loretto
6581 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10309
Contact: Frank Kraljic

St. Marks Place
450 St Mark’s Place
Staten Island, NY 10301
Contact: Peter Garcia

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