General Announcements

A Letter From the Principal

Dear SBECA Community,

Welcome to the new academic year! We are excited about the 2019 - 2020 school year. South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School (SBECA) has a dedicated and passionate staff, supportive family, and creative, energetic scholars. We are going to achieve great things together. My name is Brian Blough, the principal here at SBECA. I have been a teacher or administrator in this neighborhood for the past 8 years. I was a special education teacher and have a deep understanding of how each child learns differently and know what it will take to help every child succeed.
At SBECA, we care for everyone in the school and consider them important stakeholders. This includes scholars, families, and teachers as well as our Board of Trustees. Our goal is to be fair and clear about what is expected of you and your scholar this school year. We promise to prepare your scholar for college and beyond, helping them to become well-rounded, 21st-century citizens ready to give back to their community. We will be pushing for increasing the rigor of our instruction while also ensuring that school is a safe and joyful place for all of our scholars. Also, we will continue with our after school programming and increase what is offered through academic support, clubs, and sports. Please be on the lookout for more information about after school programs in the coming weeks.
I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and seeing you at our back to school night. We are adding to our social media sites to help keep everyone up to date with all of the exciting things happening on campus! We have made updates to our handbook and some of the systems within the school and hope that these changes help to clarify expectations.
We hope that your time at our school is a rewarding experience that will make you proud. My door will always be open, and I look forward to this year being the best ever at South Bronx Early College Academy.


Brian Blough, Principal


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.