Aside from having a Dental office in our building that services our students and community, we are very proud of our partnerships with the following community based organizations: BEACON, CAMBA, Brooklyn Ballet Company, NY Tennis League, Canarsie Mental Health, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, NYC Urban Advantage, Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environments, Broadway Junior Program, Young Artist Program.
Our PTA holds monthly meetings to discuss a number of important issues in conjunction with our Parent Coordinator. We have a cohort of proud parents who volunteer their time at the school. Our PTA provides support for various parent workshops, including technology and homework strategies. Parent and student awards ceremonies are our most celebrated events. Our parents were instrumental in creating a uniform policy which will take effect September 2006.
IS 68 was recognized by the State of NY for high performance in English Proficiency where 87.3% of the limited English proficient students made the NY State progress standard.
Three of our students were nominated and accepted into a very prestigious college preparatory program at Lang Institute as a result of being nominated to the NY Citywide Science Fair at the Museum of Natural History. Two of those students' science projects became citywide models which are posted on their website.