At the AECI Network, our mission is to create a rigorous college preparatory academic program that provides students with a foundation of the necessary skills, knowledge, and practical experience to pursue a path leading to college and/or a career in the architecture, computer engineering, or construction industries. Our school graduation rate for 2020 was 99% and our students pursue college degrees in CUNY, SUNY, and private colleges. AECI has earned the badge of Best Charter Schools for 2019 from the U.S. News & World Report. Only 40% of 21,552 schools across the nation qualified for this designation
The culture of our school is driven by our commitment to the school’s Core Values:
Integrity, Perseverance, Achievement, and Respect. The student body at AECI is culturally diverse with a population that is 65% Hispanic and 35% African American. Both schools include sports teams, after school activities and student-centered clubs. The school supports moral and character development while addressing every child’s social and emotional needs. Approximately 12% of our students are English Language Learners and 21% of our students are categorized as students with disabilities. Our school currently has a 95% attendance rate.
In order to achieve its mission, the New York City Charter High School Network (AECI) is committed to providing a rigorous college preparatory learning environment. AECI emphasizes science and math proficiency, effective communication and critical thinking skills through a standards- based curriculum that meets or exceeds the New York State Learning Standards.