Why Banneker?

Rigorous Instruction

To ensure all students are challenged with rigorous college-preparatory and college-level content and tasks, Benjamin Banneker Academy is proud to offer:

  • 19 Advanced Placement Courses
  • 7 Dual Credit College Level Courses (Scholars receive both college and high school credit)
  • Syracuse University
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • Introduction to film and literacy
  • Journalism
  • Engineering
  • SUNY Albany
  • Physics
  • Partnerships with MEC, St. Joseph’s College, Syracuse, SUNY Stony Brook University and Long Island University
  • Medgar Evers College at BBACD
  • Political Science
  • English
  • St. Joseph’s College
    English(Dramatic and Visual Writing)
  • Introduction to computer programming
  • Child Psychology
  • Long Island University(Early Scholars)
  • Choice of over 150 courses
  • 82% College Readiness Rate; an increase of 33% over the last two years

Student Centered Instruction

We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged, with minds-on/hands-on tasks, that ask them to struggle productively.

Supportive Environment

  1. FAFSA Workshop
  2. Dealing with anxiety

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