Advanced Placement Class

At AEL, we believe that all students should have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement classes, for which they can receive college credit. Our current class offerings are: 

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Engilish Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science 
  • AP Studio Art 
  • AP US Government and Politics
  • AP US History

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)

AVID is a program to which supoprts students interested in pursuing a college preparatory path.  This elective class is designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in rigorous high school classes and college. The program places special emphasis on growing writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading skills.   Students who are interested in applying to join AVID should see Ms. Coleman in Room 406. 

College Now

Through our partners at Medger Evers College and New York City College of Technology, our students have the opportunity to take additional college classes after school and on weekends. Students that pass these classes receive free credits for college-level classes while still in high school. All students that have over a 75 on their ELA Regents Exam should see Mr. Wrigley in Room 416 in order to apply. 

Long Island University STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program) and ECS (Early College Scholars)

Through our partnership with Long Island University, our students have the opportunity to take enrichment classes, receive SAT tutoring, mentoring, service learning and research opportunities with Long Island University's professors, and may take additional college classes after school and on weekends. Students that pass these classes receive free credits for college-level classes while still in high school. All students that have over a 75 GPA should see their guidance counselor to apply.

Rigorous and Engaging Courses

At AEL, we prepare all of our students to be successful in college. All of our students have the opportunit to take rigorous, college-ready courses, in addition to the ones above. These include Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science and Leadership Development.