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The SEEALL Academy PS/IS 180, is a combined elementary and middle school situated in a large, five-story building that it shares with PS 231, a District 75 school for students with special needs. Located in Borough Park, a neighborhood with many Orthodox Jewish families who choose to send their children to religious schools, the SEEALL Academy regularly accepts students from other parts of District 20 who live far from the school. The school hosts the SEEALL (Students Educationally Enriched as Learning Leaders) enrichmentprogram and offers a variety of artistic and other enrichment activities.
SEEALL has a friendly tone, with more than 90 percent of students reporting that they feel welcome at the school, according to the 2011-2012 Learning Environment Survey. The schools Quality Review highlights the trusting and nurturing relationships between students and their teachers and reports that students are engaged and invested in their learning. More than 80 percent of students report that their teachers inspire them to learn. All students from pre-k through 8th grade follow a dress code, including special attire on days when there is an assembly.
There are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved in the arts. The school boasts a full-time dance teacher, two music teachers and two visual arts teachers, according to the Annual Arts in Schools Report. Students in grades K-8 take general music and visual arts classes, and students may also elect to participate in the school orchestra, jazz ensemble, chorus, and theater program. Middle school students may study Chinese, Italian, French or Spanish. They may also take Regents classes in Earth Science and Integrated Algebra.
Principal Gary Williams, a former teacher and administrator in District 22, gets positive reviews from teachers at SEEALL according to theLearning Environment Survey. Eighty-six percent of teachers at the school reported that Williams understands how children learn, and 82 percent reported that he is an effective manager. Williams signature enrichment program, SEEALL, is popular among families in the district, with over 400 students applying for 33 middle school spots in the fall of 2011, according to the Middle School Directory.
The SEEALL enrichment program is a highly-structured program designed to cultivate academic and arts achievement, leadership, self-esteem and collaboration.According to the school's PTA president, the SEEALL program operates in about three classrooms per grade, in grades K-8. Students are expected to learn leadership skills and take an active role in the classroom through projects and class discussions. SEEALL also hosts the Superintendant's Gifted Program for students in grades 6-8, and there are one or two gifted classes per grade in the middle school, depending on the year.
Special education: SEEALL has team-teaching classes and a few self-contained classrooms for students with more profound special needs.
English language learners: As of the 2012-2013 school year, SEEALL had five certified ESL teachers, serving 180 ELL students, according to the schools Comprehensive Education Plan.
Admissions: The SEEALL Academy is a zoned school, but families in other parts of District 20 are encouraged to apply. Students who enter the enrichment program in elementary school do not have to take a test or audition to be accepted, and grade school graduates of the program may continue onto the middle school SEEALL program without reapplication. Students from other elementary schools who enter the program in middle school are admitted based on their attendance record, grades, test scores, and a teacher recommendation, in addition to their performance in an audition, a writing sample, and an interview. Students are admitted to the Superintendant's Gifted Program based on a combination of factors making up a "composite score". The final 4th grade report card counts for 45 percent, state tests 45 percent, attendance five percent and punctuality five percent. (Pauline Zaldonis, interviews & web research, July 2013; admissions updated January 2015)