Sail Academy recruits 9th grade students from nine public high schools who need support in math and science and engages them in a year of academic after school programming using sailing and boat building as its mediums. The curriculum is based on the methodology of experiential, student-centered, discovery learning; math, science, and character-building are taught through concrete, hands-on situations in small groups led by positive, responsible role models. Upon completion, students may earn academic credit. During the fall and spring, students sail on J-24s at our Pier 66 boat house on the Hudson. During the winter, students build 9-foot wooden Optimist dinghies on the campus of one or our partner schools. We partner with Brooklyn Boatworks on the design and curriculum around boatbuilding.
|College and Career Prep||Students are aware of post-high school opportunities and the associated processes|
|Leadership||Students take initiative in program activities|
|Academics||Increase proficiency in math|
|Stewardship||Students are stewards of their equipment and workspace|
|Sailing Skills||Students can demonstrate the 1st year sailing skills and earn the NYS Safe boating certificate|
- Harvest Collegiate High School
- Hudson High School for Learning Technologies
- Humanities Preparatory Academy
- James Baldwin School for Expeditionary Learning
- Landmark High School
- Manhattan Business Academy
- NYC Lab School of Collaborative Studies
- NYC Museum School
- Quest to Learn
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During the school year, students meet at the Pier 66 boat house once per week, Monday-Thursday, from 4-7pm and on select school holidays/weekends.
The 2015-16 Program Dates are:
- Fall - The Math Behind Sailing, Part I - September 28 - November 19
- Winter - The Math Behind Boat Building - November 30 - March 31
- Spring - The Math Behind Sailing, Part II - April 4 - June 9
- Wooden Boat Launch / Return to the River - Saturday, May 14 (12pm-3pm)
- Graduation (6-8pm) - Thursday, June 23 (6-8pm)