John Jay College – College Now Program’s Law and Justice Summer Institute

The John Jay College-College Now Program’s Law and Justice Summer Institute (LJSI) – offered in collaboration with the Justice Resource Center (JRC) – embraces the concept that inquiry into the source of state authority is often the beginning point of interest in a career in law. LJSI engages students’ in academic and hands-on learning opportunities designed to critically explore the inherent tensions between individual liberties and state power and to harness student interest in the law and legal profession.


Program Activities

The LLSI – a FREE summer program for 20-25 NYC public high school students-  utilizes  a combination of classroom instruction,  real-world testimonials of working professionals and hands-on activities in the form of Mock Trial court competition and informational workshops to engage students in a critical examination of fundamental questions and to harness their interest in the law and legal profession. The institute will meet over five-weeks from Monday, July 11th thru Thursday, August 11th, four days each week (Mondays – Thursdays) from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm each day.  Enrollment is open to rising 11th and 12th grade NYC public high school students who meet academic eligibility requirements.

Click HERE to access the flyer.

Click on the link below to access the online application.

College Tour to The University at Albany

The Transit Tech College Office will be hosting a college tour to the University at Albany on May 4, 2016.

The cost of the trip is free but you will need to bring $11.00 for lunch.

If you are interested in attending, please log on to the website at  Once you have registered, please see Mr. Ramsey or Ms. Cisco for a permission slip.  First come, first serve so register quick!

Click HERE to access the flyer.

Click below to register:

The Black Girl Movement’s National Conference

Transit Females:

If you are interested in attending the Black Girl Movement’s National Conference, being held at Columbia University on April 8, 2016, please register on our website at  Only 20 students will be allowed to attend so it will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Once you have registered and received confirmation, please see Mrs. Cisco for a permission slip.  Permission slips must be signed by all teachers and returned by April 4th.

Click HERE to access the flyer.

Click on the link below to access tickets:

Important Information For Parents Regarding NYSESLAT.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The NYSESLAT is a mandated test for ELL students in NY State. It consists of the assessment of student’s achievement in four modalities; Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. Its results determine programming decisions for the next academic year as well as continuance or exiting the ENL/Bilingual program.


Attendance to all 4 parts of the test is imperative.

Any missing Subtest  invalidates the entire test.


The NYSESLAT test schedule is as follows:

NYSESLAT Component Date
Speaking  (Individually)


April 12, 2016 – May 13, 2016
DAY 1 L/R/W (In Class)


May 2, 2016
Day 2  L/R/W (In Class)


May 3, 2016
Day 3  L/R/W (In Class) May 4. 2016



Make Up


May 5 – 9, 2016

We will practice for the test during ENL class sessions before the State exam.

Parents/guardians may help their children by making sure they have a good night’s rest, eat a good breakfast in the morning, and encourage them to do their best.

Please support this instructional testing initiative and keep in mind the importance of your child’s attendance during the NYSESLAT administration.

If you would like more information on this test you may check out the following Parent Guide:

If you have any questions about the NYSESLAT, please call Ms. Janice Jones, Parent Coordinator, at (718) 647-5204 ext.1271



Parent Coordinator

Mrs. Jacqueline Rodrigues-Smith

Mrs. Jacqueline Rodrigues-Smith, the wife of our Dean Garfield Smith, passed away last week. She worked with us for over 18+ years and two years ago took a position with Maxwell High School. It’s devastating and heart breaking and we are still in shock to hear about this sad news. Below is a link her family created, please click on the link below for information regarding funeral services.


Art Projects Around Our School Building

Miss Litto and her classes have been very busy constructing various art projects. Each week Miss Litto assigns different form of art projects to her students and the finished products are displayed around our school building. During passing students often see these displayed arts and it often becomes a topic of discussion. In addition, thanks to Miss Litto, our school building is much more colorful and bright.

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2016 Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest

WELCOME to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s 30th annual Water Resources Art & Poetry Contest. Second through twelfth grade students attending public, independent, charter or parochial schools (or homeschooled) in New York City and East and West of Hudson Watersheds are invited to create original art and compose poetry that reflects an appreciation for our shared water resources. A celebration to honor all of this year’s student participants will take place in May, information will follow.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the 2016 program.

Click HERE to access more information.