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BEAM CENTEREvery week students from MS 442 walk to the BEAM Center, a maker space that houses 3D printers, electrical equipment, a wood shop, metal working tools, and more. Students work collaboratively to create and design amazing devices. They are currently fabricating their own boomboxes from scratch.

SHOWCASE SCHOOLSThe Showcase Schools program was launched by Chancellor Carmen Fariña in 2014 with the support of the Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning. As a chosen Showcase School, we will host two visits throughout the 2018-2019 school year in which visitors will learn about our specific practices with Mastery Based Grading.

APPLE: MS442 is an Apple Distinguished School. This designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, as well as demonstrating a clear vision of exemplary learning environments. This partnership with Apple affords us the opportunity to provide our students with blended learning opportunities and individually targeted schedules within an asynchronous model.

respective learning centers. With support from others

in the field, we can better understand how to create a environment in which students progress by demonstrating independent mastery of learning outcomes and teachers provide feedback focused on crucial next steps.  

MASTERY COLLABORATIVEThe Mastery Collaborative consists of 38 public middle and high schools across New York City who share their expertise to better implement and maintain Mastery Based Grading regimes at their

WEDIKO: Passionate and dedicated child development professionals from Wediko work directly with children and their families to increase their safety, strength, and resiliency. As a compliment to school-based guidance counselors, Wediko also builds capacity by offering professional development to staff.

MUSICAL THEATRE INTERNATIONAL: Broadway Junior musicals are perfect for both students who are new to musical theatre and those students seeking to develop their talents. Past productions include Annie, Fame, High School Musical, Willie Wonka, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Alice in Wonderland, and Hairspray.

ZERO WASTE SCHOOLSThe Department of Education (DOE) and Department of Sanitation (DSNY) are collaborating, along with their partner, Recycling Champions Program (RCP), to launch the Zero Waste Schools Initiative. New York City reportedly spends $350 million per year to export the city's trash out of state to land fills. The current goal of the school is to eliminate recyclable and compostable materials from our trash stream to reduce our impact on the environment. 

CHAMPSCHAMPS provides MS 442 with resources to offer sports and fitness programs outside of school hours. CHAMPS programs are administered in three seasons -- fall, winter, and spring. The name CHAMPS derives from the initials of the five values that define program participants: Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, and Positive Students.

NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS: In conjunction with the New York Road Runners, MS442 provides an after school running program for students called Mighty Milers. The club runs during the Fall and Spring and is open to all grades.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONORS SOCIETY: The National Junior Honor Society is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1929.

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