Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that on Tuesday, February 28th, scholars in grades 3-5 will be taking the MATH State Practice Test! MATH State Practice Testing will end on Thursday, March 2nd. In addition, | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, This is a reminder that school will be closed for President’s Day on Monday, February 20th and following that is Mid-Winter Recess Break. The school will be closed | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, The Family Leadership Council (FLC) will be hosting its Black History Month meeting: “Expressing Our Heritage Through Art” tomorrow at 4:30pm in the Tato Laviera (Red Carpet) Theater. We will | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, This is a reminder that Picture Re-Take Day is on Thursday, February 16th for scholars that were absent during Picture Day and/or for scholars who would | MORE →
Hello Harlem Prep Families, Please be advised that Spring MetroCards will be distributed on Friday, January 27th and Monday, January 30th from 7:30am – 8:00am on the ramp outside the main | MORE →
In March 2011, the SUNY Charter Schools Institute approved Democracy Prep to turn around Harlem Day Charter School, a failing elementary school in East Harlem. The immediate effects were staggering. In their first year, Harlem Prep’s scholars achieved the highest proficiency growth scores in English Language Arts (ELA) in New York State and the highest combined proficiency growth scores in ELA and Math in New York City.
To attain these dramatic results, Harlem Prep’s DREAM Team worked tirelessly to deliver Democracy Prep’s rigorous and structured model to the same students in the same building, turning the school into a high-performing elementary school where students are prepared for success in both college and citizenship. Although much ground remains to be covered, the turnaround has unequivocally proven that it was not the children, but rather the adults in the building, that led to persistently low academic achievement.