MACS In The News

July 13, 2018

José Pimienta, a graduate who goes by “pepper” because his last name means that in Spanish, said to remember him because he’ll be a rich investor soon.

One of Pimienta’s teachers — Carlos Acevedo — gave Pimienta and some of his classmates a special graduation gift: Zcash, a cryptocurrency that launched in late 2016.


June 14, 2018

We take Projects Based Learning to the next level at MACS. Students engage in rigorous and meaningful projects for each of their core subjects every year. They then present and defend what they have learned to a panelist who give them rubric based feedback. Next, students improve their projects and get invited to ou...

August 6, 2016

“In the context of the neighborhood schools and its cohort of schools, Morris Academy feels like another world.”

Morris Academy opens early — breakfast is provided, along with before-class tutoring. It’s open until 6:30, as well as on some Saturdays and during the summer. Students can choose among clubs for chess player...

May 2, 2016

Folashade Olatunde is a teen in the "Boogie down Bronx," where hip-hop was supposedly born. It's also a part of New York City where most families earn under $30,000 a year.

Expect to see her on TV or running for elected office one day, she says, but right now she's focused on college. Only 11% of adults in her zip code...

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