J1805

Commending The Brooklyn Latin School upon the occasion of being named the top public high school in New York State by ;.us on;U.S. N...

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J1805


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending The Brooklyn Latin School upon the
occasion of being named the top public high school in New York State by
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2013

WHEREAS, New York State's commitment to education is unparalleled; its
history and stature are secured by the superlative caliber of its educa-
tional professionals and the students they inspire; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those institutions of true purpose and high achievement whose
exemplary programs and accomplishment clearly demonstrate an enduring
pursuit of excellence in the education of the youth of the Empire State;
and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
The Brooklyn Latin School in Brooklyn, New York, upon the occasion of
being named the top public high school in New York State by U.S. NEWS &
WORLD REPORT: BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2013; and
WHEREAS, Nationally, The Brooklyn Latin School was ranked No. 21 out
of roughly 21,000 public high schools; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Latin School opened its doors in the fall of
2006 to 63 students who represented every borough of New York City, as
well as countries as diverse as Poland, Nigeria and Israel; it now
serves more than 300 students in grades 9-12, 87 percent of whom are
students of color; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Latin School is one of a handful of specialized
high schools in New York City, and the only one to offer the Interna-
tional Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, an advanced academic and extra-
curricular curriculum designed to help students develop the knowledge,
understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively
and responsibly in the world community; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Latin School provides a specialized, classical
education, including the study of Latin and Greek, in a disciplined
academic environment; the school strives to provide the groundwork for
understanding the foundations of our society, while developing the lead-
ership capacity of its students so that they may serve as leaders; and
WHEREAS, The faculty and staff of The Brooklyn Latin School have high
expectations of their scholars; all students are expected to devote
three hours per night to study, and to participate in extracurricular
and community service activities; moreover, all students are expected to
attend a four year college upon graduation; and
WHEREAS, The Brooklyn Latin School has continually demonstrated an
impressive dedication, an unparalleled devotion and an unremitting
enthusiasm for the quality of educational programs and opportunities
offered for the benefit of its faculty, students and the entire communi-
ty; and
WHEREAS, The steadfast and unyielding commitment of parents, educators
and administrators to providing the highest quality education for
students is the hallmark and tradition of The Brooklyn Latin School; and
WHEREAS, As it progresses further into the 21st Century, The Brooklyn
Latin School stands prepared to reach out, in earnest and enthusiastic
quest of its mission, promoting the maximum growth of every student, and
developing the skills which will carry its students and the citizens of
its community into the future; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend The Brooklyn Latin School in Brooklyn, New York, upon the occa-
sion of being named the top public high school in New York State by U.S.
NEWS & WORLD REPORT: BEST HIGH SCHOOLS 2013, noting the significance of

its accomplishment, and recognizing the role such effective schools play
in transforming the quality of life in their community, State and
Nation; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to The Brooklyn Latin School.

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  • 10 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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