The School For Excellence will develop in all students' active intellectual and critical thinking skills in literacy, social studies, mathematics, and science to inform a strong sense of social responsibility. Through our multicultural curriculum that integrates the creative arts within the instruction of academic courses, students' perceptions will be extended beyond their immediate circle to encompass a broader world-view.  

The 2020-2021 School Year

Principal's Corner

   Meet with the School For Excellence Principal about the school's learning model for 2020. Monday, August 3rd, 2020, at 12 pm or 5 pm.   

 Please join Principal Aquino for this discussion by clicking on the following link:

12 Noon Meeting or 5 pm Meeting



NYC Schools Account (NYCSA)

Parents and Guardians: The New York City Department of Education had made it easier to sign up for an NYC Schools Account (NYCSA). Setting up a basic account will allow you to get emergency notifications from the DOE.  


You can create a basic account online from any computer, phone, or tablet. All you need to do is:

  • Go to https://mystudent.nyc/saa/signup
  • Set up the account by:
    • Entering  your name and email address,
    • creating a password, and
    • answering a few brief security questions so you can reset the password if you forget it.


After you create your account, you will be able to link students to your account. You will need to verify your identity and your relationship with that student. You can do that by contacting the school. Once your information is confirmed, you will be able to see your child’s grades, test scores, and attendance. 


School For Excellence Town Hall

 Picture of the title page for the School For Excellence 2020 reopening documentation.

 School For Excellence 2020 Reopening Documentation 

Covid-19 Updates

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    Chancellor's Letter to Students and Families

    Update for Families on Health and Safety Protocols - August 3, 2020

    Please click on the link below to access the Chancellor's letter.

    Thank you

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    S.F.E. Return to Building Learning Survey

    The School For Excellence is asking families to complete this survey, which includes items related to the specific blended-learning models and remote-learning option announced by the NYC DOE. As you may be aware, the chancellor recently released some updates regarding school re-opening plans in the fall. All schools are now working to develop strategies that reflect the physical capacity of their schools (given social distancing guidelines), the needs of families, and staff considerations.

    Please fill out the following survey and let us know what concerns or questions you have about the upcoming school year.

    S.F.E. Return to Building Learning Survey

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    DOE Student Accounts

    The DOE has created student accounts for every single New York City public school student, including 3K and Pre-K students.

    The account gives your student access to TeachHub, which is how students access:

    • iLearnNYC, the Summer School 2020 online learning platform 
    • Student report cards (available in the Student Documents icon)
    • Multiple educational applications
    • G Suite, Microsoft O365, and Zoom (using secure central accounts)
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  • Parents Meeting

    Please join us for our parent meeting scheduled for Monday, August 10th, 2020, at 3 pm.

    3 pm meeting

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  • NYC DOE Remote Learning Technical Support

    The DOE is launching a family-facing Remote Learning Technical Support ticket system. Families (or someone on their behalf) can submit requests for technical support for a broad range of issues, including application support, lost, stolen, or broken devices, and delivery status, though the Technical Support for Families page.



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  • NYC DOE Remote Learning Survey

    The New York City Department of Education wants your feedback on remote learning.

    Please click here https://www.schools.nyc.gov/RLsurveyOpens to answer a survey.

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  • Remote Learning Devices

    DOE Families: Get your remote learning device https://coronavirus.schools.nyc/RemoteLearningDevices or call (718) 935-5100 and choose option 5.

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SFE - S.C.H.O.L.A.R. Values & Expectations

As an SFE S.C.H.O.L.A.R., I will…

  1. Show up every day, on time, because I value my education and what opportunities it will bring to my life.
  2. Commit to my learning by bringing necessary materials and tools for success for every class, every day.
  3. Honor me and my school community by being a peacekeeper and upstander, following rules and expectations that maintain safety for all.
  4. Overcome obstacles and challenges by maintaining a growth mindset, pushing past my limits to achieve, both academically and socially.
  5. Lead by example, serving as a positive role model for those around me with my words, actions, and behaviors, in and outside of the school community.
  6. Advocate for myself and my fellow students by being an active participant in my school community, demonstrating school pride.
  7. Rise above difficult situations by getting support when I need it, lifting up others when they need it.

SFE Scholars:  Show up, Commit, Honor, Overcome, Lead, Advocate, Rise

Remote Learning Schedules & More

The School For Excellence in keeping with its educational mission is providing our scholars with the ability to continue their quest for knowledge by providing them with the grade based academic schedules for remote learning from home.


Students, please click on the link for your corresponding grade below.


9th Grade Remote Learning Schedule

10th Grade Remote Learning Schedule 

11th Grade Remote Learning Schedule

12th Grade Remote Learning Schedule



NYC DOE Remote Learning Survey




To better support you, please answer these questions about how you think and feel, especially while learning remotely. Please respond honestly—there are no right or wrong answers! Your voice is important, so thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.




Please help us better support you and other families by answering these questions. Your answers will be anonymous. If you prefer not to answer any question, you can skip it. As you answer these questions, please think about your family’s experience right now with remote learning. If you have more than one child enrolled in this school, please answer these questions about your oldest child.


To access the survey, please click on link above the instructions, or click here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/RLsurvey

Accessing Report Cards & Parent Teacher Conferences

School For Excellence Graduation 2020

Please come watch and enjoy the School For Excellence seniors and their commencement exercises!

Montefiore School Health Program



Dear Parent/Guardian:


The School For Excellence, in partnership with the Montefiore School Health Program, has a comprehensive health center that is different from the schools' nurse's office. The health center provides students with emergency care and first aid for minor injuries; physical exams for school, sports or working papers, confidential counseling & stress reduction, immunizations, asthma care, nutritional counseling, preventive dental services, and more.

To enroll your child in the health center, please download and complete the forms, and provide the following:

All information is kept confidential

  • Parental/Guardian Consent Form
  • Basic Health History Form 
  • Include a copy of your child's immunization record
  • Include a copy of insurance information


English Application:



Spanish Application:


Watercolor Workshop!

 Watercolor Workshop Flyer - June 16th and June 23rd, 2020  

During these unknown times, we want to create space where you can escape reality and join us for a moment of creativity and relaxation. We are thrilled to invite you and your family to participate in a Virtual Watercolor Workshop on Tuesday, June 16th & Tuesday, June 23rd at 1:00 pm.

Please RSVP: bit.ly/sfewatercolor

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