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

AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination)

AVID is a program to which supoprts our leaders to in pursuing a college preparatory path.  This elective class is designed to help leaders 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. Leaders who are interested in applying to join AVID should see their guidance counselor.

College Now

Through our partners at Medger Evers College and New York City College of Technology, our leadershave 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 leadershave 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. Leadersthat pass these classes receive free credits for college-level classes while still in high school. All leaders that have over a 75 GPA should see their guidance counselor to apply.

Peer Group Connections

Peer Group Connection eases our leaders’ successful transition from middle to high school. The program taps into the power of high school juniors and seniors to create a nurturing environment for incoming freshmen. Once per week, pairs of junior and senior peer leaders meet with groups of 10-14 freshmen in outreach sessions designed to strengthen relationships among students across grades. These peer leaders are simultaneously enrolled in a daily, for-credit, year-long leadership course taught by our teachers during the school day.

Rigorous and Engaging Courses

At AEL, we prepare all of our leaders to be successful in college. All of our leaders 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.