SBECA, we've got this. You are all amazing students. We miss seeing you, teaching you, learning and laughing with you. We will get through this and be stronger from it. We're New Yorkers. We're tough & smart. SBECA is Bronx Strong and nothing, not even a pandemic will stop us from doing the great things we're meant to do. I'm proud of you all. Stay focused, we’re here for you.

General Announcements

School Building Closure Until Monday, September 21st (Remote Learning Continued as Scheduled)

September 16, 2020

Dear Families and Staff,

SBECA learned today that a non-teaching staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member is currently in self-quarantine. The staff member was last in the school on September 9, 2020. This staff member does not have direct contact with students and has limited contact with staff members.

For additional safety measures our school building will close effective immediately, today Wednesday, September 16, 2020. We will reopen on Monday September 21, 2020. During this school closure the school building will be deep-cleaned and sanitized.

Upon learning the news, we contacted the Department of Health (DOH) and have been working with them on next steps. We will support the health department in its handling of the process and the appropriate notifications. Health officials are interviewing/reaching out/providing assistance directly to individuals with an elevated risk of exposure who may have been in recent close contact with the staff member. All families directly impacted by this news will be contacted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends contacting your doctor if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and other symptoms, such as coughing or difficulty breathing. In addition, please take social distancing seriously: avoid crowds, stay at home, and maintain at least a six- foot distance from other people.

Thank you for your continued support. By working together, we will get through these challenging times. As you know, the well-being of our students, staff and families is our number one priority.


Principal Blough

Reopening Plan

2020 SBECA School Reopening Plan

SBECA Graduation 2020

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Welcome 2020-2021 Orientation:

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The South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School (SBECA) provides a rigorous and comprehensive liberal arts education to students in the South Bronx through a challenging, New York State (NYS) Common Core standards-aligned curriculum.

SBECA establishes a learning environment that emphasizes differentiation and personalization of instruction and a student-centered and fully inclusive approach to teaching and learning. Students will graduate from SBECA prepared for success in college and for active and thoughtful citizenship.


La escuela South Bronx Early College Academy (SBECA) brinda una educación rigurosa e integral de artes liberales a los estudiantes en el sur del Bronx a través de un plan de estudios alineado con los estándares “Common Core” del estado de Nueva York (NYS).

SBECA establece un ambiente de aprendizaje que enfatiza la diferenciación y personalización de la instrucción y un enfoque centrado en el estudiante y totalmente inclusivo para la enseñanza y el aprendizaje. Los estudiantes se graduarán de SBECA preparados para el éxito en la universidad y para una ciudadanía activa y reflexiva.


Applications are available at the school, located at 801 East 156th Bronx, NY 10455. You may also apply online through the common application or on our website, here. To request that an application be mailed to you, please send an email to

For additional information, please call Ms. Sophia Jones at (929) 291-7700 ext. 303.

Las solicitudes de admisión están disponibles en la escuela ubicada en 801 East 156th Street, Bronx, NY 10455. También puede llenar su solicitud en línea a través de la aplicación común o en nuestra página web, aquí. Para solicitar que le enviemos la aplicación, favor de enviar un mensaje a

Para más información, favor de llamar a la Sra. Sophia Jones al                (929) 291-7700 ext. 303.