OUR MISSION, VISION, & INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
A QUICK LOOK AROUND OUR BUILDING:
SCREENED PROGRAM FOR 2023-2024
For any school that wished to be considered for establishing a screened program in District 20, the following steps and criteria were required:
--> Principal Engagement of the School Community
--> Families, School Leadership Team and Parent Association
--> Accelerated Learning Program Description and Rationale
The following District 20 schools will have an academically screened program(s) for SY 2023-2024:
20K187 The Christa McAuliffe School
20K201 The Madeleine Brennan School
20K259 The William McKinley School
A composite score comprised of core courses (ELA, Social Studies, Science, and Math) from 4th grade report cards aligned to the District 20 Grading Policy will be the sole academic screening tool for admissions to the D20 screened programs listed above.
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OFFERS:
Algebra I Regents - 8th Grade Honors/Screened
Living Environment Regents - 8th Grade Honors/Screened
US History and Government Regents - ALL 8th Grade Students
Spanish or French Proficiency Exam - Selected 8th Grade Honors
BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
McKinley has a robust offering of extracurricular activities. As a community school in partnership with Creative Connections, we are able to offer something for everyone. Clubs have varying meeting times ranging from mornings, after school, and Saturdays. Our list of programs is constantly growing as students request activities, but check out our current offerings! (For current times/info, click here)
Cross Country & Track
Flag Football Clinic
Co-Ed Soccer Clinic
Girls and Boys CHAMPS Basketball
Specialized HS Prep
Typing and Essay Prep Club
ELA Morning Tutorial
Math AM tutorial
Math and ELA Core Enrichment
ENL Saturday Academy
Animal Rescue Club
McKinley Green Team
Advanced Coding Club
After school Concert/Marching Band
Strategy Implementation Club
Starfish/International Student Council
Cultural Connections Art After school program
Witches and Wizards Book Club and Writers Circle
Culinary Arts Club
A PROUD COMMUNITY SCHOOL!
"Community schools offer an integrated focus on academics, health and wellness services, youth development, expanded learning opportunities like after-school and summer enrichment activities, and family and community supports to ensure that students are ready and able to learn, to graduate college, and to be career-ready. Each community school serves as a hub where parents/guardians and family members, community-based partners, community members, and school staff come together to coordinate and integrate a range of supports based on the assets and needs of individual students"
As a community school, we have a partnership with Creative Connections. Creative Connections NYC is a youth development program founded in 2005 to meet the growing need for college and career readiness in New York City public schools. Their mission is to empower students to achieve their college and career dreams.
Each of the Creative Connections programs offers a unique curriculum designed to empower students to discover their aspirations, develop their skills, and fulfill their educational and professional dreams.
Little Shop of Horrors Fall 2022
Little Shop of Horrors: Fall 2022
Matilda Jr - 2021
Frozen - 2020
VIRTUAL ENTERPRISE PROGRAM
Check out our 8th graders from 2021-2022 as they created and ran a business called SoleTech throughout the year!
SoleTech won first place in the NATION WIDE business pitch competition in 2022!