"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."
— Mahatma Gandhi
Advisory is the foundation of Bushwick Leaders' High School. All students are placed in a small group of their peers in their grade based on gender. The advisor follows the student group through their four years of high school acting as the group's mentor.
Advisory classes is an instructional period where students learn different leadership skills, volunteer in the community, build relationships within the advisory and school as well as become college and career ready.
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Bushwick Leaders’ High School first opened its doors in the fall of 2003. It was the result of collaboration between the New York City Department of Education, East Brooklyn Congregations (a community-based organization that specializes in housing, public works, and educational projects) and Catherine Reilly, our principal. We began with just over a hundred students and a bare, cinderblock building. Since then, we have grown into a successful high school in a historic Brooklyn monument that endeavors to serve the students in the Bushwick community.
Bushwick Leaders’ High School was designed to be a community school that addresses the specific needs of the students in our community. As of September,08, our most basic statistics are as follows:
Bushwick Leaders' HIgh School just celebrated its 10th year of operation with a significant increase in the school graduation rate. BLHS is creating more class choice ranging from AP Literature to AP Spanish. The school recently recieved a 21st century grant to expand its afterschool program which will include longer library hours and student enrichment clubs. Bushwick Leaders' is not only providing its students with the highest quality of education, but it is committed to supporting teachers and their professional growth. The school will continue its work with ISA (Institute for Student Acheivement), as well as develop new partnerships to meet the needs of the school community.