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Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB), Brooklyn, NY

Primarily serving low-income students in the heart of Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle, Brooklyn Laboratory High School (Brooklyn LAB) exists to connect students to promising opportunities previously unavailable to them. Opened in 2017, Brooklyn LAB is a public charter school serving 500 students in grades 9-12. Brooklyn LAB intentionally creates a “college-ready” culture that blends academic rigor with social-emotional learning, explicitly preparing all students for the demands and opportunities of college. Scholars are encouraged to look ahead to their short-term and long-term futures through a daily advisory meeting and a foundations of leadership course. On a regular basis, teachers and counselors explain need-based financial aid, address student misconceptions that college acceptance means a college scholarship, and describe the importance of college accreditation.

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Small Size, Middle School, High School, Urban, Member of XQ Network


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