Save the Academy at P.S. 122

To the Elected Officials of the Greater Astoria Area, 


We, the undersigned, request that you contact the NYC Department of Education in support of the entire P.S. 122 community as well The Academy for the Intellectually Gifted.  As you know a plan has been created to phase out The Academy that for over twenty-five years has been the home for the gifted middle school students of District 30. With this plan, P.S. 122 will become a K-8 school. Along with these changes will come issues of overcrowding (increasing the middle school population by more than 50%) and cuts in resources and enrichment courses offered. This plan not only decreases the amount of gifted seats in the entire district, it destroys a successful program that ranks amongst the highest in NYC and New York State. In the process it will compromise the elementary school, at P.S. 122, that provides a strong foundation for our children. Unlike this most recent plan that will weaken all of the District's schools, we ask for your support in strengthening all District 30 schools.   
 

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  • Rod Boev Important to provide an environment for those who would otherwise likely be demoralized by curricula at other schools

  • Cleo P Too many people want to go to the academies to shut them down

  • Isis Arias The Academy was an integral part of my upbringing in NYC - it was a safe space to learn and be creative and everyone who came out of my year is still very close. This is important to keep!

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    Rod Boev

    2 weeks ago Comments: Important to provide an environment for those who would otherwise likely be demoralized by curricula at other schools
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    Cleo P

    2 weeks ago Comments: Too many people want to go to the academies to shut them down
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    Isis Arias

    7 months ago Comments: The Academy was an integral part of my upbringing in NYC - it was a safe space to learn and be creative and everyone who came out of my year is still very close. This is important to keep!
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