The Brooklyn Transition Center P373K

Updated Oct 13, 2021
185 Ellery St. - Brooklyn NY - 11206
Type of autonomy arrangement: leadership goodwill
Basic Profile

Opened In



8 through post 12th grade




Select leaders
Determine learning program
Select colleagues
Determine professional development
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine whether to take, when to take, how much to count district/EMO/authorizer assessments
Determine tenure policy
Make formal arrangements with district/EMO/authorizer to allow multiple measures in determining school success (not only a mean proficiency score)
Evaluate colleagues
Set schedule
Set staff pattern
Determine teacher workday
Determine school budget
Set school-level policy
Determine compensation
Teacher Authority Is...
De Facto
Authority rests on the goodwill of the superintendent.

About the Learning Program

The Brooklyn Transition Center is located in Bed- Stuy Brooklyn and part of the New York City Department of Education. The BTC serves students ages 13 - 21 with profound developmental disabilities, including Autism, Down Syndrome, Emotional disturbance, and Intellectual Disabilities. Each of our students has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 37% are English Language Learners. We prepare students with varying abilities for adulthood through innovative programming, simulated work-based learning labs, access to wellness, authentic community experiences, and hands-on, functional academics. Through person-centered life planning with families and partner organizations, we empower students to become active, independent and well rounded members of the community.