Six of the schools are in Brooklyn. These include: Juan Morel Campos Secondary School, East Flatbush Community Research School, I.S. 30 Mary White Ovington, I.S. 340, Andries Hudde and P.S. 109.
The 20 extended-day schools were chosen randomly from 130 schools that requested to be part of the pilot program, announced by Chancellor Walcott in April. The extra time will be used mainly to improve literacy skills.
The $6 million pilot program is part of the expansion of the Middle School Quality Initiative (MSQI) sponsored by the New York City Council, Robin Hood, The After School Corporation, and Harvard Ed Labs. The goal is to help at-risk middle school students stay on track, as well as accelerate their progress towards reaching the new Common Core literacy standards.